Sunday, April 14, 2013

D'Orsay Museum

What was once a railway station built in 1898, now D'Orsay Museum houses French art dating from 1848 to 1915. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by such painters such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh (wiki page).  All museums in Paris are free the first Sunday of each month.  To save money we are saving certain museums for these free days.  The museums were crowded, but we were able to see everything easily.  We were even given a private tour of the elevator system within the museum by a staff member.  Bobby has a way with French people. :)

You cannot take pictures in the galleries,
but you are allowed to take pictures of the main floor from the cafe on the top floor.
From one of the clock windows, you can see the Seine River, a race in progress,
and the  Basilique du Sacre-Coeur in the far distance.
 To take full advantage of our free pass Sunday, we headed over the Louvre for our 3rd time.  The kids did amazing!  We were able to show off famous works to Morgan while also exploring new areas and seeing new things.

Enjoying time in the square outside of the Louvre before walking home.
Liam loves to follow his big sister every where.
Walking home in the Metro.

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