Musée D’Orsay

Visiting the Louvre Museum is really pretty cool, but of course Paris is not limited to a single museum. Once we know the main one, it is time to go in search of new wonders the city of lights. Nearby on the other side of the Seine, there is another very famous museum: the Musée D’Orsay. The most interesting about this museum is that it is housed in an old railway station built in the late nineteenth century. In 1939, the building was no longer a terminal line linking Paris to Orleans, and during the Second World War, it was used as a mailing centre. The place was closed in 1973 and it reopened as a museum in 1986. It has a collection consisting primarily of paintings and sculptures (by artists including Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Maurice Denis and Odilon Redon) and many temporary exhibitions that take place in parallel to the permanent exhibition. The place is so great that draws more attention than the actual collection of the museum when we come in. The space inside is really amazing and the decoration is wonderful. Many clocks throughout the museum maintains the look of railway station at the place. As many of these watches are made of glass, we can have a breathtaking view of Paris when we get closer to them. The Musée D’Orsay opens from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesdays to Sundays. It is open until 9:45 p.m. on Thursdays and it is closed on Mondays. Full price tickets are € 11, the reduced rate is € 8.50 and the museum is free for anyone under the age of 18.


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