The Musee d’Orsay, a train station turned museum, is amazing from the large open hallway to the rooms packed with art and artists that I was at least vaguely familiar with from Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, and Degas. This museum is a must and one that you can spend a lot of time in or just hit the high notes and enjoy it. Amazing pieces of art everywhere you look including Lady Liberty and some amazing sculptures outside.

The Musée d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum’s opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe.

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