Sunday, June 28, 2009
The Musee d'Orsay is the finest Impressionist museum in the world. It contains more originals of famous Impressionist paintings than any other museum. It used to be a huge railway station, but was converted into this museum in the 1970's. It contains paintings of Monet, Degas, Gauguin, van Gogh, Cezanne, Renoir, and Seurat among its treasures. It also contains some really neat furniture and decoration pieces from the period 1850-1914. The museum is not far from many other sites so those not interested in Impressionism can see other sites. This museum is also only a short walking distance away from the area where we will likely be staying in Paris. I'll be posting more concerning this site in later updates.