I asked for your input for what you love about Paris, both Terry and Melissa said they love the Musée d’Orsay. I also hinted that some of things you love…may just show up on my blog. Since I have already been to the d’Orsay and I have no plans to go back for this visit…I thought I’d give you a tour now.
It is hard to believe this building used to be a train station, Gare d’Orsay and even harder to believe that it was going to be destroyed. In 1986, it opened as a museum of French art and is most well known for its Impressionist Art. They did keep the original clock from the Gare for the museum though.
I just love the interior of the building and the open floor plan. Here is a shot from the second floor, it gives you a great view of all the sculptures
Look closer at the details of the walls
As far as the art….cherubs are my favorite
And then there is Monet’s Waterlilies at Giverny
This is one of my favorite sculptures…
Did you know there is a grand ballroom downstairs? Let me take you there….don’t forget your ball-gown.
Here, I imagined myself dancing around, with my prince, mingling with royalty, guzzling champagne
I love the details in this room. So much gold, and look at the chandeliers…..let’s trip the light fantastic
And here I am after dancing the night away and all that bubbly went to my head…
Round the corner, and you have an Art Nouveau collection. This was my favorite. Can you see me taking the shot?
I absolutely love this museum. I dare say… maybe more than the Louvre. It is included in the Paris Museum Pass, which is great for jumping the line. I hope you enjoyed the tour…and that you’ll give it a look next time you are in Paris.
1 Rue de la Legion d’Honneur
01 40 49 48 14
Metro: Line 12, Solferion
RER: Line C, Musee d’Orsay
visit the website for admission and hours