Housed in former 1900 Orsay train station, the Orsay Museum is the top Impressionist Museum of Paris.
Its Impressionist collections are worth the trip to Paris, especially if you combine it with painter Claude Monet' lovely gardens in Giverny near Paris, Marmottan Museum in Paris or the village of Auvers sur Oise near Paris, where Vincent Van Gogh lived and died.
Built in 1900, the Gare d'Orsay was one of Paris main stations with trains to Bordeaux, the city of French wine. Gare d'Orsay has been beautifully renovated from 1977 to 1986 and turned into the Orsay Museum.
The Impressionists painted people in the open air. They rejected the tradition of painting historical and mythological subjects. They painted with light colors.
The Impressionists abandonned the tradition of reproducing the real world. They used color spots and strokes to suggest an impression of the real world, only perceivable at a distance from the painting.
1 Rue de Bellechasse 75007 Paris
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