Awaken To Musee D’Orsay, Paris

Bonjour mes amis,

I hope your all enjoying my Paris blogs. Come with me and we’ll go to Musee D’Orsay, Paris today. Step inside the Central Nave…

The layout of Musee D’orsay provides abundant space and flooded light from the original glass roof of what was once the Gare D’Orsay railway station.It’s the ambience of the place which continues to inspire me and it will for you too!

There is  an RER stop right outside the Museum and you’ll meet the famous iron Rhinoceros by Henri Jacquemart before you go in!

The entry is just behind it and one handy hint is to purchase the Paris Museum Pass to help you bypass any queues on entry. Let’s not  forget to pick up your free map once you’re inside, then wander till your hearts content!

Walk in and be thrilled with plenty of  room to amble. It’s much smaller than the Lourve and you won’t be overwelmed with the numbers of tourists.

There is a huge range of nineteenth and twentieth century artworks to admire within a very unique setting.

What will you find here? A glorious Impressionism and Post Impressionism display as well as Art Nouveau and Oriental Art and so much more!

One of my favourite rooms is The Salle des Fetes. It’s beaming with crystal chandeliers and mirrors and was once the ballroom of the Hotel D’Orsay. Walk with me will you…

And look at this…

Against a backdrop of gold and reflection, there stands on honey coloured parquetry floors, many all- white marble statues in various stages of emotion.

I was enchanted to hear the whisperings of a delightful little  group of French school children ,who were making up stories about the sculptures on which we gazed.

While you’re at musee D’Orsay you may feel like attending a fabulous lunch time concert or recital by some up and coming music sensation,  (on level two) or even a film in it’s own cinema!

If you’re really lucky, go up to the roof terrace and catch an artist sketching the views across Paris. Now, that’s a treat!

You will find Musee D’Orsay at number 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur and for all events and acquisitions, films and recitals,  check the  details at:

http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/overview.html

Opening times from 9:30am to 6:00pm (except later on Thursday evenings until 9:45pm). Remember that it’s closed on a Monday!

There are renovations of level 5  being carried out at present to  March 2011, but the collections on this floor can still be seen in another newly designed area of the Museum. The best part about this is Paris is always trying to make things better and more beautiful for everyone!

The Musee D’orsay has to go on your list of  Places To See In Paris!

Au Revoir,

Best Wishes, Therese Waddell

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One Response to “Awaken To Musee D’Orsay, Paris”

  1. John Keegan Says:

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