The Musée d’Orsay is worth the visit – to me, it’s better than any other museum in Paris and quite possibly my favourite museum of all time.
It’s full of so much impressionist art and I could sit there and stare at it all day long. Not to mention the location of this place is beautiful. Right by the river with all the boats and traffic, so urban and cosmopolitan.
Our first stop at the Musée – the Upper Level 5. Full of all the Monet and Degas I could ask for. Simply breathtaking.
The Degas – these statues are the best – their form, their colouring, and the movement they evoke is beyond words. You need to visit a place that makes you smile big like this – you heart will thank you!
After seeing the two pieces above I was content. I felt as though anything else was a bonus and little did I know there was so much more to come.
Oh, a note on tickets – we used the Paris Museum Pass – well worth it if you’ll be visiting 4 major museums, yet of course do the math and pick the best option for you.
Okay, onward to more impressionistic art.
The two above are peaceful and remind me of spring time. The beauty of fresh fields, sunny days, and warm breezes. Oh, April – where are you?
A busy Paris cafe, the dancing in the courtyard, and the hats and scarves. Oh, what a time to be alive. Isn’t the painting so intriguing? In today’s time I think we (well, I do, anyway) find it hard to sit and just be for a long period of time. They all look like they’re having fun, though.
We spent about 2.5 hours at the Musée d’Orsay and saw everything we wanted to. The main gallery is worth walking on your way out – it’s a great way to end the tour. The vastness of all the pieces, along with all the benches to sit and stare, is just a great ending to a great visit.
Overall, the The Musée d’Orsay is worth the visit – check it out if you ever get the chance.
Thanks for visiting! See you again soon.