Come to the Musée d'Orsay not only to admire the Beaux-Arts style of this former railway station, but also to wonder at the treasures inside - arguably the world's greatest collection of Impressionist art. If time allows, grab a light meal or dessert in the picturesque restaurant, with its gilded ceilings and immense chandeliers. Similar to the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay is open late on Thursday nights. Entry included in the Paris Museum Pass.
The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museum in Europe.