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The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, situated on the left bank of the River Seine. It holds mainly French art from 1848 to 1914: paintings, sculptures, furniture, objets d'art and photography.

The building was originally a railway station, built in 1900 by Victor Laloux[?], and served as a terminus for the Paris-Orleans railway. It was known as Gare d'Orsay. It closed in 1939, was classed as a historical monument in 1978, and re-opened as a museum in December 1986, bringing together collections from the Louvre, the Musée du Jeu de Paume[?] and the Musée National d'Art Moderne at the Centre Georges Pompidou.

Artists whose works are on display on the Musee d'Orsay include:

Access

Public transport: Metro Solferino, RER Musée d'Orsay

Note that in common with many French museums, it is closed on Mondays.

External link

Official site: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/



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