When in Paris: Visit the Musée d’Orsay

 

Who’s into art raise your hand?! Well, even if you’re not, it’s still cool to sniff up some of world’s greatest masterpieces. Why? Cause you will never truly get the Paris ‘romantique’ without its ‘touche artistique’. Let’s all take a moment to enjoy the exterior of this breathtaking complex. The building itself is a masterpiece without even mentioning the view from the rooftop overlooking the Seine. It was built in between 1898 and 1900 and initially used as railway station, known as Gare d’Orsay. Since 1986 the Parisians transformed it into one of the largest art museums of Europe and they’ve been cashing up ever since. Speaking of which, the waiting line for the tickets (12 euro each)  isn’t bad at all considering this place is so popular. I only have to wait about 18 minutes to get in and that’s mainly because of the security check at the entrance.

 

 

The museum has three main levels with a few separate display rooms, completely filled with sculptures, furniture design and paintings. That way you get a chance to see it all without getting lost. Now don’t expect it to be an easy road, provide some water when you go, cause this will take a while. About 4-5 hours to be precise. For those who get hungry, there is an indoor restaurant. Also, don’t forget the obligatory Instagram shot at the massive clock.There is so much to see and even more to process when entering this museum: Painters such as Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Picasso, sculptures, furniture, photography. It’s those pieces you read about in the books or on the internet and now you get to experience them it in real life. It feels surreal. The ones I’m about to show you left me speechless. Where’s that paintbrush y’all? Neh, I exaggerate a bit, but I certainly feel inspired after a trip like that. Artist or not… We all have feelings and that’s exactly why we visit museums and exhibitions. To experience, to feel. Besides, you never know what piece might spark your creativity or inspire you in some crazy unexpected way. 

 

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