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Masterpieces and my favorites from the Orsay Museum, Paris

I prefer the Orsay to the Louvre since it's much more open and manageable; it also has a better collection of French Impressionists and Art Nouveau pieces

I prefer the Orsay to the Louvre since it's much more open and manageable; it also has a better collection of French Impressionists and Art Nouveau pieces

Manet, Flowers in a Crystal Vase, 1882; Orsay is number one thing to do in Paris according to TripAdvisor

Manet, Flowers in a Crystal Vase, 1882; Orsay is number one thing to do in Paris according to TripAdvisor

Sevres, Porcelain Table, 1850

Sevres, Porcelain Table, 1850

Lemmen, Beach at Heist, 1891

Lemmen, Beach at Heist, 1891

Gaudi, Tripod Planter with Triangular Sections, 1906

Gaudi, Tripod Planter with Triangular Sections, 1906

Monet, Haystacks, End of Summer, 1891

Monet, Haystacks, End of Summer, 1891

Cassatt, Young Girl in the Garden, 1882

Cassatt, Young Girl in the Garden, 1882

Renior, Young Girls at Piano, 1892

Renior, Young Girls at Piano, 1892

Signac, Riverbanks, The Seine at Herblay, 1889

Signac, Riverbanks, The Seine at Herblay, 1889

Renoir, Ball at the Moulin de la Gallette, 1876

Renoir, Ball at the Moulin de la Gallette, 1876

Degas, Dance Class, 1876

Degas, Dance Class, 1876

Cezanne, Apples and Oranges, 1899

Cezanne, Apples and Oranges, 1899

Monet, Madame Louis Joachim Gaudibert, 1868

Monet, Madame Louis Joachim Gaudibert, 1868

Pissarro, Red Roofs, Cote Saint-Denis a Pontoise, Winter Effect, 1877

Pissarro, Red Roofs, Cote Saint-Denis a Pontoise, Winter Effect, 1877

Manet, The Luncheon on the Grass, 1863

Manet, The Luncheon on the Grass, 1863

Grivell, View of Paris Universal Exposition 1900, 1900

Grivell, View of Paris Universal Exposition 1900, 1900

Fantin-Latour, Flowers and Fruits, 1865

Fantin-Latour, Flowers and Fruits, 1865

Monet, Rouen Cathedral, 1894

Monet, Rouen Cathedral, 1894

In 1970, permission was granted to demolish the old train station to build a new hotel but the minister for cultural affairs vetoed it; eventually a competition was held to redesign the station as an art museum which ultimately opened in 1986

In 1970, permission was granted to demolish the old train station to build a new hotel but the minister for cultural affairs vetoed it; eventually a competition was held to redesign the station as an art museum which ultimately opened in 1986

Gauguin, Still Life with a Fan, 1889

Gauguin, Still Life with a Fan, 1889

Van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1889

Van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1889

Cezanne, Still Life and Open Drawer, 1879

Cezanne, Still Life and Open Drawer, 1879

Gauguin, The Washerwomen in Pont Aven, 1886

Gauguin, The Washerwomen in Pont Aven, 1886

Duvinage, Cabinet, 1878

Duvinage, Cabinet, 1878

Van Gogh, Starry Night over the Rhone, 1888

Van Gogh, Starry Night over the Rhone, 1888

The Musee d'Orsay was built in 1900 as a train station and is one of the world's greatest art museums; I think the audioguide would have taken me a week if I had listened to commentary on each work

The Musee d'Orsay was built in 1900 as a train station and is one of the world's greatest art museums; I think the audioguide would have taken me a week if I had listened to commentary on each work

Beraud, After the Service at the St. Trinity Church, 1901

Beraud, After the Service at the St. Trinity Church, 1901

Sevres, Rimini Vase, 1865

Sevres, Rimini Vase, 1865

Van Gogh, Van Gogh's Room in Arles, 1889

Van Gogh, Van Gogh's Room in Arles, 1889

Signac, Port Entrance at La Rochelle, 1921

Signac, Port Entrance at La Rochelle, 1921

Monet, Chrysanthemums, 1878

Monet, Chrysanthemums, 1878

Sisley, View of Saint Martin Canal, 1870

Sisley, View of Saint Martin Canal, 1870

Pissarro, Shepherd Returning Sheep, 1886

Pissarro, Shepherd Returning Sheep, 1886

Monet, Woman with Umbrella Turned to the Right, 1886

Monet, Woman with Umbrella Turned to the Right, 1886

Degas, The Foyer of the Dance at the Rue La Peletier Opera, 1872

Degas, The Foyer of the Dance at the Rue La Peletier Opera, 1872

Pissarro, The Seine at the Louvre, 1903

Pissarro, The Seine at the Louvre, 1903

Monet, Regatta at Argenteuil, 1872

Monet, Regatta at Argenteuil, 1872

Gauguin, Women of Tahiti, 1891

Gauguin, Women of Tahiti, 1891

Monet, The Bridge at Argenteuil, 1874

Monet, The Bridge at Argenteuil, 1874

Van Gogh, The Restaurant of the Mermaid in Asnieres, 1887

Van Gogh, The Restaurant of the Mermaid in Asnieres, 1887

Monet, The Gardens of the Artist at Giverny, 1900

Monet, The Gardens of the Artist at Giverny, 1900

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