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Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie

Monet, Degas, pissarro, Gauguin... Sound good to you? If you’re also a fan of impressionist art, don’t miss out on these museums...

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Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie

Beloved impressionists

The former Orsay train station is now the grand home of this impressive art gallery, dedicated to 19th century art. It is renowned for its realist, impressionist and post-impressionist paintings and also has a sizeable collection of sculptures, artefacts and decorative, cinematic and photographic art. In the Musée d’Orsay you’ll find masterpieces such as Luncheon on the Grass by Édouart Manet, Tahitian Women on the Beach by Paul Gauguin, L’Absinthe by Edgar Degas or Dance in the Country by Pierre Auguste Renoir. It is also home to the work of painters such as Ingres, Coubert, pissarro, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Manet, Munch, Matisse, Delacroix, Degas, Cézanne, Tolouse-Lautrec and other distinguished artists. As for sculptures, the museum hosts pieces by names such as Rude, Daumier, Cavelier or Pompon. Check prices, opening hours and more at www.musee-orsay.fr. If you are especially interested in impressionist and post-impressionist painting, you should also visit the Musée de l’Orangerie in the Place de Concorde. Amongst many other paintings, this art gallery is home to Claude Monet’s Nymphéas series, known as the Water Lilies. Take a look at www.musee-orangerie.fr.



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