Musee d’Orsay

Remarkable Masterpieces at Musee d’Orsay, Museum of Paris

Mont St MichelLocated along the left bank of the tranquil Seine River, Musee d’Orsay transformed from a sleepy old train station to an art-lover’s paradise in 1986. It is now a magnificent museum, housing an impressive spectrum of art produced between 1848 and 1914. As such, it is home to the largest collection of artwork created in that specific era. As you take a walk down this airy, high ceiling museum, you will be delighted to know that you are within an arm’s length of some of the world’s most celebrated masterpieces by renowned artists such as Monet, Degas, Delacroix, Renoir and Van Gogh. Even if you are an amateur in the artistic field, Musee d’Orsay offers a truly enriching experience and a golden opportunity to get in touch with your creative side.

If you are worried about getting lost amid the mind boggling array of remarkable art pieces, fret not. Musee d’Orsay allows for easy navigation by following a chronological route from the ground floor to the upper levels, revealing seamless connections between impressionist painters and post-impressionist artists. For starters, begin your journey by exploring the sculptures and paintings from 1848 to the 1880s on the ground level as well as the middle level galleries which showcases works from the 19th and early-20th centuries. Proceed to the top level, where Musee d’Orsay’s most valued treasures reside. It is here where you are acquainted to the world’s most comprehensive assortment of impressionist and post-impressionist work. Art enthusiasts will be enraptured by fine art such as Van Gogh ‘Self Portrait’, Cezanne’s ‘Apples and Oranges’,  and Monet’s ‘Blue Water Lilies’ – household names to anyone with knowledge of art.

In a city which has witnessed the flourishing of the arts and birthed forth numerous prolific artists, a visit to the Musee d’Orsay is a must.