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MUSÉE D'ORSAY

The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds French art dating from 1848 to 1919 --  including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography.

 

In this museum is the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986. It is also one of the largest art museums in Europe.

 

The museum building was originally a railway station, Gare d'Orsay, constructed for the Chemin de Fer de Paris à Orléans and finished in time for the 1900 Exposition Universelle. The three architects responsible for the design were Lucien Magne, Émile Bénard, and Victor Laloux. It was the terminus for the railways of southwestern France until 1939.

 

Édouard Manet, a French realist monk, shocked the French society with his painting of a naked woman and two men in suits chatting with a relaxed attitude. The painter is showing the conflict in obvious freedom of consciousness.

 

This painting, Le Bal au Moulin de la Galette, is the work of the master of the Rena Nova, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. It emphasizes the importance of light and shadow to the Impressionist by painting characters on the clothes of the mottled light -- a breakthrough contemporary new style.

 

Impressionist painter and statue Edgar Degas (Edgar Degas), the ballet dancers.

 

 

There is a beautiful restaurant where you can devour delicious food after you worked up an appetite exploring the museum.

 

Official website: http: //www.musee-orsay.fr/en/visit/welcome.html

Address: 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris

Transportation: Ré C's Musée d'Orsay Station, Metro Line 12 Solférino Station

Opening hours: Closed on Monday, Tuesday to Sunday 09:30 ~ 18:00

Tickets:  Free of charge for  under 18 years old, free of charge for the first Sunday of each month

O'Bon Paris Tip :

Tuesday and Sunday witness the largest crowds.

Wednesday and Friday are relatively less crowded. You can  purchase tickets online for entrance C, preferred admission.

Osaka Museum of Art, in front of the newsstand, also has tickets and a museum pass can also be given priority from the entrance C admission.

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