Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is a Paris museum that houses a rich collection of works of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. The Orsay Museum is housed in a former railway station (the Gare d'Orsay), built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition and abandoned in 1939. Only in 1986 did it officially open to the public as a museum. The Orsay Museum houses important paintings by the most famous Impressionist authors, such as Monet (of which you can admire "The poppies", and "Woman with the parasol turned to the right", or the various paintings of the series "The Cathedral of Rouen") ; Degas (with famous works such as "Absinthe", or "The dance class"), Cézanne (with famous works such as his "Still Life"), Manet (there is "Breakfast on the grass" and the "Olympia ") or even Matisse, whose famous canvas" Luxury, calm and voluptuousness "can be admired. In addition, there are also works by the most important post-impressionist authors, first of all Van Gogh (works on display: "Self-portrait", "Starry night over the Rhone" or "The church of Auvers"); Seurat and Signac, important exponents of pointillism, with works such as "The circus". Other unmissable works in the Musée d'Orsay include Gustave Courbet's "The Origin of the World", Renoir's "Bal au Moulin de la Gallette" and Gauguin's "Two Tahitian Women". The museum also houses sculptures and decorative art works.

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1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 Paris


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