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Musee d'Orsay

 
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Paris' other top art palace
The d'Orsay's construction in a former train station makes it a unique landmark in addition to a shrine to Impressionism and Modern masters. The collection of Art Nouveau furniture and objets d'art on the top floor is a must-see.

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      YourPalPete Over a year ago
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      My Favorite Museum
      This museum is perfect for people like me who are lovers of Impressionism. Musee d'Orsay is located on the Left Bank, and was formerly Gare d'Orsay, a train station built in the Beaux-Arts style around 1900. The train station became outdated, and the building eventually evolved into a museum dedicated mostly to late 19th century French art. If you enjoy artists like Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir and Cezanne, this museum is a must-see. You can avoid the very long entrance lines by purchasing a Paris museum pass. Be sure to get the Musee d'Orsay map when you enter so that you don't wander aimlessly through the museum--instead go directly to your favorite artists. I can also recommend the cafe, located on the upper level, for a delicious fixed-price French lunch.

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