The Musée d'Orsay is a must visit during your stay in Paris. Located in the 7th arrondissement on the left bank of Paris, the museum is housed in the old Gare d'Orsay since 1986.
The museum includes European painting and sculpture from 1850 and 1914. You will find masterpieces of the painting and temporary exhibitions.
The Permanent collection : The Painting
The Orsay museum houses the largest collection of Impressionist paintings in the world. More than 5000 paintings make the collection. Among the most populare masterpieces are : The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia by Edouard Manet, one of the largest series of Courbet's Origin of the World, a Burial at Ornans or the studio of the painter, the dancer of Degas and a serie of Monet Cathedrals.
Other big artists are represented in the Museum. There are thus 23 paintings of Paul Gauguin and 23 Vincent Van Gogh. The renovation of the museum in 2011 and the reorganization of the rooms allow your to be completely immerged in their world. Thus there is now a space entirely devoted to Van Gogh in which you can find his famous Sunflowers, The Church at Auvers sur Oise or self-portraits of the famous painter.
The permanent collection : the sculpture
The Ground Floor of the museum houses the finest collection of sculptures of the time. These include nine sculptures by Auguste Rodin, whose marble bust portrait of Camille Claudel thought.
The Collection of the moment: The Impressionism and FashionMagnificent exhibition mixing both paintings and exhibitions of clothes and toilet in a delicate staging immerses us in the daily life of the modern man in its usual activities in the city or in the countryside.
The Orsay Museum offers a representation of the human figure through the works of Renoir, Manet, Cezanne, and many other artists.
Going to the Museum from the Hotel Friedland
To join the Orsay Museum from the hotel and enjoy the beautiful views that Paris has to offer, we recommend that you take line 1 station Georges V, which is only 5 minutes walk from the hotel on the famous Avenue the Champs Elysees. If you need help to reach the metro stop, do not hesitate to ask at the reception, we will advise you the best route.
Take line 1 direction "Chateau de Vincennes" and get off at Tuileries. You then go down the beautiful Parc des Tuileries. You will cross the park and cross the Seine to reach the other shore and the Musée d'Orsay.
Schedule and rates:
The museum is open every day except Monday, between 9:30 am and 18pm. On Thursday, you can enjoy the museum by night until 21:15. Friday is the quietest day of the week.
The normal price is € 8 and admission is free for children under 26 years (European citizenship). People under 18 years are free.
Our Advice as Parisian
Except on thursday, the museum closes at 18pm and the rooms begin to close at 17:30. The first rooms to be denied access are those on the top floor, which are the most beautiful parts of the Impressionist museum. We recommend that you start by visiting the top floor, which is the most impressive !