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Musée d'orsay (formely Gare d'Orsay)

About the Orsay Museum

Musée d'orsayGare d'Orsay, paris, sculptureOrsay Station (now a museum) was built by Victor Laloux, and once served as the first electrified urban railway terminal in the world, opening in 1900 in time for the Exposition Universelle. The station was used in World War II as a mailing centre for the transport of parcels for prisoners of war, and served after the war as a reception area for freed prisoners.

After nine years of renovation, the former station was reopened in 1986 as the Musée d’Orsay, with its main impressive clock feature still in use. The museum sits alongside the River Seine, opposite from Tulieries Park, and is entirely viewable within a day, unlike the Louvre museum which is situated on the other side of the park.

Orsay Museum holds a number of well known paintings, including many works from the impressionists, from Van Gogh to Degas, Monet and Renoir. There are also a number of impressive sculptures, and photographs. Some of the artists featured include:

Musée d'orsay clockOrsay museum clock windowPierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, Anders Zorn, Odilon Redon, Claude Monet, Alexandre Cabanel, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Jules Desbois, Gustave Caillebotte, Eugène Boudin, Édouard Manet, Ferdinand Hodler, Gustave Courbet, Paul Signac, Eugène Jansson, Jean-Baptiste, Félix Vallotton, André Devambez, Paul Sérusier, Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Detaille, André Derain, Georges-Pierre Seurat, Maurice Denis, James McNeill Whistler, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Paul Cézanne Camille Corot, Jean-François Millet, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes.

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