Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France) Reviews
Description:1, rue de Bellechasse, 62, rue de Lille, 75343 Paris.
Newest Review: ... the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine and is very easy to find. It can be reached on RER line C(yellow) and the nearest metro stop is just around the corner at Solférino (line 12.) The museum contains all forms of art including sculpture, photography and architecture but is probably most well-known for its collection of Impressionist art including work by Van Gough, Cézanne, Manet, ... more
Customer Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France) Reviews (3)
by louanna8 - written on 29/05/09
I've been living near Paris for about 10 months and each time I go into the city I try to visit a museum. The Musée D'Orsay is most definitely a favourite of mine and one I would recommend tourists in Paris to visit. Originally it was a palace, then a hotel and train station before being opened as a museum in 1986. It is a very beautiful building and very open planned creating a relaxed atmosphere. It's situated in the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine and is very easy to find. It can be reached on RER line C(yellow) and the nearest metro stop is just around the corner at Solférino (line 12.) The museum contains all forms of art ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/01/09, updated on 14/12/09 (Very useful, 58 readings)
When we were in Paris with our children (aged 8 and 5) I must admit we decided that the Louvre would be too much, but the Musée d'Orsay was ideal. It's a fabulous, light building, airy and spacious, set inside the old Gare d'Orsay - the railway station just South of the Seine, near the Tuileries gardens. We bought a children's book about the museum (from the shop under the Louvre - the closest we got) in advance so that the children could take a look at what sort of things would be there - my Musée d'Orsay - we bought the French version, but they shop also sold it in English. We each chose two things that we wanted us all to look at, with an agreement that ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/02/01, updated on 22/02/01 (Very useful, 86 readings)
Everybody knows about the Louvre and the Pompidou centre, but there is another major art gallery in Paris that just doen't seem to get the attention it deserves - the Musee d'Orsay. This museum was built at the end of the 19th century (by Victor Laloux), as a very high-class train station, its services fell into decline in the mid 20th century as the services at Gare du Nord and Austerlitz improved. In 1973 Georges Pompidou decided that the Gare d'Orsay should have a rather major face lift - and so it became an art gallery. I know the Louvre has the Mona Lisa, but you can't even get close to it because of the crowds of tourists. This ... Read the complete review
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