When discussing the topic of art and Paris as one, automatically people think of “The Louvre” granted, the Louvre is an amazing place. Though, today, I would like to switch it up a little and focus on a gallery that is not quite as known as the Louvre. I am speaking of the “Musee d’Orsay”.
Musee d’Orsay exhibits the works of mainly French art, featuring the most extensive displays of Impressionist art. You will find the works of Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, my personal favourites: Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh, as well as many other amazing works dated from 1848-1915.
The Musee d’Orsay is located within fairly close proximity to the Louvre, just across the water (Seine River) as a matter of fact, and within walking distance. One can purchase a pass to visit both galleries, all the more reason to visit Paris again and again and again.
So, the next time you are enjoying a croissant and cafe au lait, or sipping on a French wine at one of the many cafe’s along the streets of Paris, remember to take a special trip over to the Musee d’Orsay, so you too can say, you’ve been there, done that!