Musee d’Orsay has delightful impressionists works by famous artists such as Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Pissaro, Sisley, Renoir but also post-impressionist pieces by Gauguin and Van Gogh.
Originally built as a train station, the place was transformed into a museum in 1986. Moreover they have great exhibitions all year round that attract thousands of visitors. This is one of the most interesting museums in Paris and it really deserves a guided tour to appreciate its masterpieces.
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Entrance fee : 14 € per adult. Combine ticket with the Orangerie museum : 18 € per adult. Special conditions for groups. Opening time : closed on Mondays. From 9.30 to 18h. Until 21.45 on Thursdays. For more information click here.
Visit the highlights of the musee d’Orsay, sculptures and paintings from the mid nineteenth century including Impressionists and post Impressionists artists for approximately 1h30-2h.
Women of the musée d'Orsay
Among the Impressionists, discover fantastic painters like Rosa Bonheur, Berthe Morisot, Eva Gonzalez and Mary Cassatt. But also often models and muses for artists. More women-focused tours.
My favorite museums
The Louvre is for sure the most famous museum in Paris but there are some less visited places also worthwhile. Visit Jacquemart-Andre museum which offers at the same time some fantastic Renaissance art pieces, furniture and decor dating back to the 18th century. This is one of the most marvellous mansions of Paris, where many receptions were made in the 19th century. Let me explain you the extraordinary life of Nelie Jacquemart who was one of the few female painters of the period. Rodin museum is also one of my favourite museum for its setting, its peaceful garden and the fantastic works done by one of the major sculptor of France. Camille Claudel, Rodin’ student and lover was an excellent artist too. Get a specific tour related with these exceptional women in both museums. Furthermore, don’t miss the Musee d’Orsay where women are so often represented.