Musée d'Orsay

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Museums & Galleries

Nearly 2.5 million visitors each year come to see Musée d'Orsay's mammoth collection of French art The building itself, called the Gare d'Orsay, was built as a railway station in 1900; the principal gallery of the ground floor, 138 meters long (453 feet) and 32 meters tall (105 feet), is a reminder of the building's history. Among the masterpieces in this gallery are the scandalous Enterrement à Ornans by Gustave Courbet and the glaneuses by Jean-François Millet. Fans of impressionism should head directly up to the fifth floor, where works by the greatest masters of this genre can be found.

Location:  62 rue de Lille

Business hours:  Tu-We 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Th 9:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m., Fr-Su 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.