Inaugurated for the Exposition Universelle of 1900, such as the Eiffel Tower, Orsay Museum was in the former a train station who connected Paris to Orléans, Bordeaux and other southern city to Paris.
That's why when you enter Orsay museum; it feels as though you should be boarding the train.
Because the platforms of Orsay Train station were unsuitable for modern train, the traffic stopped in 1940.
In the year 1977, the Orsay train station got the vocation to become a museum.
Inside Orsay Museum you will see:
- The massive clock in the glass roof of the central alley
- Academic's painting: Ingres, Delacroix….
- Impressionist painting: Manet, Renoir, Degas…
- Neo-Impressionists: Van Gogh, Seurat…
- Central, Northern Europeans and USA painting
- The view over Seine's River, Louvre Museum and Sacré-Cœur Basilica from the 5th floor
A sample of Musée d'Orsay Paris:
How to get to Orsay Museum: Musée d'Orsay – 5 Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris
- RER C Musée d'Orsay, M12 Solférino or Assemblée Nationale
Vélib' (City Bike): 7007 62 rue de Lille – 7008 Solférino
Noctilien (Night Bus): N01 Musée d'Orsay, N02 Solférino-Bellechasse
- Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/IJeBZ