Musee d’Orsay

Musee d’Orsay is located in an old converted railway station right across the river from the Louvre.  It holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.

When we went to Rouen a couple of summers ago we stood in the very place where  Monet stood and painted the Rouen Cathedral.  The best comment we head at the d’Orsay today was  “Looks like Monet just painted a lot of the same church, yeah it’s the Notre Dame”.  I guess some people just don’t read, and even though they are  looking at a priceless work of art, they still remain ignorant – how very very sad?


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