The Orsay Museum: Guided Tours and Audio Tours
The Orsay Museum is known for exhibiting the biggest collection of Impressionist and Post-impressionist paintings worldwide. This museum is located on the left shore of the Seine, arranged inside a station built in 1898 by Victor Laloux for that year's World Fair. This place, charming as a sophisticated palace, opened its doors in 1986 to every artistic creation of the occidental world which was made from 1848 to 1914 (works created earlier are in the Louvre). Its collection covers the widest array of expressions, from painting (with over 5000 works) to architecture, going as well through sculpture, decorative arts and photography.
Amid the paintings shown in the renovated and modernized galleries we find hundreds of masterworks. Renoir's 'Le Moulin de la Galette' ('Galette's Windmill') next to the Cathedral series from Cezanne, Monet's 'Le Bassin aux nymphéas' ('Water Lily Pond'), Courbet's 'L'Origine du monde' (The Origin of the World'), Van Gogh's 'Nuit étoilée' ('Starry Night'), and Manet's "Olympia".
These works are to be paired with those of the Louvre and the Pompidou Centre (France's 'National Museum of Modern Art'). Furthermore, the museum proposes periods of temporary expositions of collected works, concerts, film festivals and conferences on shared topics. Recent works in the museum grant nowadays five stages completely devoted to decorative arts, as well as, coffee tasting along with a superb view of Paris. Pariscityvision.com invites you to visit the museum while taking the Lunch cruise and Orsay Museum tour.
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