Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries & Historical Sites

Musée d’Orsay

The Musée dOrsay at sunset, Paris July 2013

Musée d’Orsay

Musée d’Orsay is housed in a magnificent train station building, which is a historic site constructed for the 1900 World Fair. The Orsay is an internationally renowned art museum with a rich collection of Impressionist art and specialises in displaying artistic creations from 1848 to 1914.

During your visit to the Musée d’Orsay you will see and experience masterpieces from 19th & 20th-century European art collections, all housed in a former monumental railway station built in 1898 – 1900.

Masterpieces of the Musée d’Orsay

Musée d’Orsay

  • Name:             Musée d’Orsay
  • City:                 Paris
  • Country:          France
  • Established:     1986
  • Type:                Art & Design/Textile Museum also a Historic Building
  • Address:                              1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
  • Public transit access:
    • Solférino Metro – M – 12 
    • Musée d’Orsay – RER – C
  • Website:                                  musee-orsay.fr

Musée d’Orsay Map

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Photo Credit: By Joe deSousa (The Musée d’Orsay at sunset Uploaded by Paris 17) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons