Orsay Museum

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  • Day25

    Degas, Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Sisley ...

    September 17, 2016 in France ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    A late start to the day. Last night I was achingly tired. All of me was aching.
    I slept through my alarm and woke after 9. The room has blockout blinds so the light doesn't get in.
    First task was to post some stuff back to myself. Should have been simple right? It probably is if you don't have to translate the address lable and customs forms. It took about 45 minutes.

    Musee d'Orsay was on the agenda today. To get there I had to go through the Tuileries - a formal garden next door to the the Louvre. I had lunch there - a croque monsier - toasted ham and cheese sandwich with the cheese on the outside. It was okay, another french food to check off the list. There were plenty of birds around waiting for crumbs. They were quite bold.

    Across the river was the Musee d'Orsay, a museum in an old railway station. It was beautiful inside. I spent ages in the Impressionist gallery. These paintings are definitely the type I prefer. I was excited to see Edgar Degas' dancer of 14 years. I saw a documentary on it several years ago. I also liked his ballet paintings.
    I spent nearly three hours there. I only left because they were closing.

    On the way home I stopped to go shopping at Bazar de l'Hotel de Ville, a huge department store. I did some shopping and lots of window shopping. There was so much I could have bought...
    Back to the hotel for another home cooked meal - fish and veg. It's been nice to cook simple meals.

    Bird at lunch
    Love locks - people/lovers write their names on the lock, attach the lock the the bridge and throw the key in the river.
    Ballet rehearsel on the stage by Edgar Degas
    Dancer of 14 years
    Starry night by van Gough
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    Love this pic!!


    They had one of these in Melbourne

    Michelle Creasy

    Degas sculpted them in wax and after his death 28 bronze repetitions were made so they are scattered in galleries.

  • Day3

    The Clock

    November 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 46 °F

    This clock is, to me, one of the biggest attractions of Musee d'Orsay. I've seen photos from inside the museum looking out over the Seine through the clock. I was hoping to get that shot but, since we're just walking right past Musee d'Orsay, I guess it's not going to happen. Maybe on our next visit to Paris, I hope.Read more

  • Day6


    July 6, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Um 6:04 Uhr ging der Zug nach Paris. Dort angekommen waren es schon fast über 30 Grad. Es ging dann zuerst zum Eiffelturm. Während die anderen Richtung Champsélysées gingen, haben ich mich auf den Weg ins Musée d‘Orsay gemacht und dort die neuen & alten Ausstellungen angeschaut. Anschließend haben wenn einen Blick auf Notre Dame geworfen, die nach dem Brand allerdings großflächig abgesperrt wurde.Read more

  • Day4

    Musee d'Orsay, Paris

    September 2, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We had an early start today as we headed over to the Orsay Museum to have a wander around before it opened and to enjoy another French breakfast at a nearby cafe. As a result we were first in line and managed to avoid the crowds again.

    The building is as much a work of art as the pieces on display inside it. It is magnificent!

    The Orsay Museum was originally built as a railway station and was inaugurated in 1900 for the World Fair. The building included a luxurious hotel and grand reception room. With the modernisation of trains the station was gradually abandoned. In 1977 the French government decided to transform the building into a museum and in 1986 the Musee d'Orsay was inaugurated.

    We enjoyed a couple of hours admiring the variety of works of art on display and the building itself. Standing on the inside and looking out through the large clock was amazing. I have discovered that as much as I admire a lot of the classics, Van Gogh, Renoir and Degas, I enjoy the unusual and interesting pieces just as much.

    It was a great start to our day.
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  • Day3

    Musee d'Orsay

    November 7, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 46 °F

    Our stop on the RER let us out right by another very famous museum, the Musee d'Orsay. I really hope that we get to visit this museum but I'm doubting that we will. Kathy is not a fan of museums and doesn't really enjoy visiting them. It's really a shame because there are so many beautiful works of art to see in these places.Read more

  • Day4

    Musée d'Orsay

    November 29, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Questa mattina facciamo tutto con molta calma ed andiamo per prima cosa al museo d'Orsay.
    Già la location vale la visita: il museo è all'interno di una vecchia stazione ferroviaria molto molto bella. Qui c'è un'incredibile raccolta di pittori impressionisti e post impressionisti ed attualmente c'è anche un'esposizione del periodo azzurro e rosa di Picasso. Ci rifacciamo gli occhi con delle opere sempre belle da vedere e rivedere, beviamo un caffè carissimo all'interno del museo e stanche ma contente continuiamo la nostra scoperta di Parigi...Read more

  • Day45

    Musee D’Orsay

    January 21, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 32 °F

    Although I enjoyed the art in this museum, especially the impressionists, I liked watching the people who were enjoying the art.

    Marc Scheulin

    What a great picture! This one needs to be printed and framed at home.


You might also know this place by the following names:

Musée d'Orsay, Musee d'Orsay, Orsay Museum