The Musee d'Orsay (Orsay Museum) is another great museum in Paris. The Musee d'Orsay was built in 1900 for the Paris Universal Exhibition at the old d'Orsay Train Station on the left bank of the river Seine. The river Seine splits the heart of the city in two. The Left Riverside sits to the south of the river, the Right Riverside to the north. Several bridges link both river banks and the "Ile de la Cite" and the "ile Saint-Louis", the two islands in the town center. You can find nice restaurants on the river and you may have a romantic sun set over the river Seine.
The Musee d'Orsay holds mainly French art from 1848 through 1914.The Orsay Museum contains over 2300 paintings, 1500 sculptures and 1000 other objects. It covers a period from mid 19th century till mid 20th centuries and contains paintings like "Apples and Oranges" by Paul Cezanne, "Rouen Cathedral" by Claude Monet, "Ball at the Moulin de la Galette" by Auguste Renoir, "In a Cafe" by Edgar Degas , "La Gare Saint-Lazare" by Edouard Monet, "Olympia" and "Dejeuner sur l'herbe" by Manet, "The Floor Scrapers" by Gustave Caillebotte and "The Siesta" by Vincent Van Gogh.
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