ORSAY, beacon of the Impressionists

One of the two ORSAY magnificent clocks (featured in Hugo Cabret)

A Train Station turned into a Museum

On the Left bank of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens,  the Orsay railway
station was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900.  Transformed into a museum in the
1980s, the building itself is perhaps the first  artefact of  this magnificent Museum. It
showcases the best painting, sculpture, photography, graphic arts and architecture
of the Western world from 1848 to 1914.


Orsay A-former-Train-Station

Unique Impressionists Collection

Orsay is probably first and foremost the Home of the Impressionists. Monet,
Manet, Renoir and the like have reinvented the art of painting, breaking away from the
Official Art displayed in the “salons”. During this 3 hour-tour, we will deconstruct the
notion of a masterpiece as it was perceived back then and gradually evolve into redefining what we now consider a “chef d’oeuvre”. Depending upon our time constraints, we may also take a peek at the neighboring “Orangerie Museum” which magnificiently displays the Water Lilies by Claude Monet.


‘Orsay – Bande annonce par musee-orsay


Le moulin de la galette by Auguste RENOIR  1876


  • Easy Access / Skip The Line Tour
  • Private Tour
  • Great Overview of the Impressionists
  • Stunning building
  • Stellar authentic reviews