Musée d'Orsay

Paris
Ile de France
Attractions and places of interest
Museums

Housed inside the former Orsay railway station which is beautiful in itself and was built for the Exposition Universelle, the Musée d'Orsay holds the world's largest display of Inpressionist and Post-Impresssionist artworks. 

The collections date from 1848 to 1914 and contain multiple paintings by some of the most well-known masters with 24 paintings by Van Gogh, including his Portrait de l'Artiste and le Chambre de Van Gogh â Arles, 86 by Monet, including his paintings of Rouen cathedral, 81 by Renoir and many, many more.

There are many prints, books, dvds and other souvenirs available in the gift shop so you can take some of these wonderful artworks home with you!

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