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Musée d'Orsay

1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

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About Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is a museum National that opened in 1986, located along the left bank of the Seine in Paris. It is housed in the former Orsay station, built by Victor Laloux from 1898 to 1900 and converted into a museum by the decision of the President of the Republic, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Its collections present Western art from 1848 to 1914, in all its diversity: painting, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic art, photography, architecture,  etc. It is one of the largest museums in Europ


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Tuileries Garden0.4km from Musée d'Orsay

A famous public garden which was located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. The Tuileries Gardens take their name from the tile factories which previously stood on the site where Queen Catherine de Medici built the Palais des Tuileries in 1564. it's now a great place for a walk that is much-loved by Parisians and passing visitors, and a marvellous example of the French formal garden.

Musée de l'Orangerie0.51km from Musée d'Orsay

The Musée de L'Orangerie is an art museum located in Paris. There are works of impressionism  It opened in 1927, and is best known for painting the cycle of Water Lilies by Claude Monet which consists of eight large paintings that cover the walls of two large oval rooms  You can also see works by famous painters like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau and many more.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris0.62km from Musée d'Orsay

The Decorative Arts Museum is a Parisian museum whose objective is to promote applied fine arts and develop links between industry and culture, creation, and production. It preserves one of the most important collections of decorative arts in the world. The museum pursues the objective which presided over its foundation: "to maintain in France the culture of the arts which pursues the realization of the beautiful in the useful".

Louvre Pyramid0.69km from Musée d'Orsay

A large glass and metal pyramid which was located in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace. It was designed by Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei. It was surrounded by three smaller pyramids. The pyramid used as an entrance in the Louvre's courtyard has the exact same proportions as the Great Pyramid of Giza. With the pyramid, the Louvre Museum took on a new dimension, becoming a national and international reference. It fits perfectly with the palace and has even become a tourist attraction 

Rue Saint-Honoré0.7km from Musée d'Orsay

Rue Saint-Honoré is where old-world elegance and contemporary luxury meet. This 2km street is home to stunning architecture and a slew of chic stores. Situated between Opera Garnier and the Tuileries Gardens, Rue Saint-Honoré is nestled in the center of historic Paris. Between concept stores, major brands, and designer boutiques, it symbolizes the creative frenzy that is the soul of the French metropolis.

Place de la Concorde0.74km from Musée d'Orsay

Place de la Concorde is situated at the end of the Champs-Elysées. Today it is famous for the Luxor Obelisk, the surrounding prestigious hotels, and the two monumental fountains and due to its history, it's one of the city’s most representative public squares.  It was the site of many notable public executions, including the execution of King Louis XVI, during the French Revolution.  The place was designed in an octagon by Ange-Jacques Gabriel in 1755.

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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.