Musée d'Orsay, Paris Photos

The Musée d'Orsay occupies the former Gare d'Orsay railway station (1898-1900) designed by Lucien Magne, Émile Bénard and Victor Laloux. The repurposing of Beaux-Arts building has created many innovative gallery spaces complete with vistas of Paris.

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Former Gare d'Orsay railway station now the Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Facade of Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Tower of Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Elephant sculpture at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Former Gare d'Orsay railway station (1898-1900) now the Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France. Style: Beaux-Arts. Architect: Lucien Magne, Émile Bénard & Victor Laloux.Facade of Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Tower of Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Elephant sculpture at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Horse & rhino sculptures at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Musée d'Orsay seen across Seine river. Paris, France.Beaux-Arts exterior clock facade of Musée d'Orsay, former Gare d'Orsay railway station. Paris, France.Paris-Orlean railway symbols on clock tower of former Gare d'Orsay, now Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Horse & rhino sculptures at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Musée d'Orsay seen across Seine river. Paris, France.Beaux-Arts exterior clock facade of Musée d'Orsay, former Gare d'Orsay railway station. Paris, France.Paris-Orlean railway symbols on clock tower of former Gare d'Orsay, now Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Main entrance of Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Beaux-Arts details of Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Beaux-Arts details of Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Six allegorical bronze sculptures representing continents at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Main entrance of Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Beaux-Arts details of Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Beaux-Arts details of Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Six allegorical bronze sculptures representing continents (produced for Exposition Universelle of 1878) at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Arched interior of Musée d'Orsay, originally Gare d'Orsay railway station. Paris, France.Rail station clock by Victor Laloux at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Main hall with Statue of Liberty at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Main hall ceiling details at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Arched interior of Musée d'Orsay, originally Gare d'Orsay railway station. Paris, France.Rail station clock (1900) by Victor Laloux at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Main hall with Statue of Liberty at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Main hall ceiling details at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Main hall ceiling details at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Architectural detail of how former rail station was converted to Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Décor in restaurant at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Silhouette of visitors against former station clock face at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Main hall ceiling details at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Architectural detail of how former rail station was converted to Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Décor in restaurant at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Silhouette of visitors against former station clock face at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
View of Seine from Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Window pattern at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Statues atop Musée d'Orsay with Louvre beyond. Paris, France.Paris skyline with old Opera & Sacré Coeur at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
View of Seine from Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Window pattern at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Statues atop Musée d'Orsay with Louvre beyond. Paris, France.Paris skyline with old Opera & Sacré Coeur at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Architecture of converted Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Second Empire decorative arts gallery at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Van Gogh gallery at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Students study van Gogh at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Architecture of converted Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Second Empire decorative arts gallery at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Van Gogh gallery at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Students study van Gogh at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
French Impressionist gallery at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Pierre Bonnard paintings in Nabi display at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Auguste Renoir gallery at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Modern decors movement gallery at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
French Impressionist gallery at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France. Pierre Bonnard paintings in Nabi display at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Auguste Renoir gallery at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France. Modern decors movement (post Art Nouveau) (1905-14) gallery at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Dining room woodwork from Bénard Villa by Alexandre Charpentier at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.


Dining room woodwork from Bénard Villa (1901) by Alexandre Charpentier at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.



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