The D’Orsay, a gem of an art museum, was just voted on Trip Advisor to be the #1 museum in the world! By happy coincidence, I visited this elegant museum on the same day this news was released. So I can give you a glimpse into the beauty you can find at the D’Orsay.
We usually plan to spend a certain amount of time in a museum to prevent burnout. The Impressionist art is my favorite, so we headed directly to the top floor through the back of the building. The crowd enters and mills around the ground floor, but if you move through the throngs and then climb the stairs, you’ll be in a quieter area where it’s easier to enjoy the art.
Here are a few of the paintings in the Impressionist section. A special exhibition of Auguste Renoir had some of my favorites.
Of course, the museum features works of Claude Monet.
A visit to the D’Orsay leaves me in awe of being able to stand in the presence of original art. You can look closely and see the brush strokes, appreciate the bright colors and muted neutrals. You glimpse life in another era, another culture, but yet not that different from today. Who does not love to sit in a cafe and enjoy life with friends?
If you’re in Paris, plan a morning at the D’Orsay. You will not be disappointed.
How about you? Do you have a favorite museum?
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