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A journey into the heart of Impressionism

The Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay, a magnificent part of the heritage of the 1900 Exposition Universelle, is located less than 10 minutes on foot from the hotel.

The building itself, which was designed by Victor Laloux, is an architectural triumph, using metal and glass in every possible way to create open, brightly lit halls as well as a façade that ties in with those of the Louvre and the neighbouring Palais de la Légion d’Honneur.

Today, it is hard to imagine that the Musée d'Orsay was originally Orsay Station, the former train station of the Sud-Ouest rail network with its six underground platforms! After a long period of disuse, the station became a mailing centre, used for sending packages to prisoners of war during the occupation of France by the Nazis, before becoming a reception centre for the same prisoners after the end of the War.

Inaugurated in 1 December 1986, the museum offers visitors a veritable history of the Impressionist movement, drawing crowds of people from all over the world every day. Following renovations in 2010, the Musée d'Orsay has also made room for contemporary design.
The artists featured in the permanent collections include Bonnard, Carpeaux, Cézanne, Courbet, Daumier, Degas, Gallé, Gauguin, Guimard, Lalique, Maillol, Manet, Millet, Monet, Pissarro, Redon, Renoir, Rodin, Seurat, Sisley, van Gogh, Vuillard and many more.

The Musée d'Orsay is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and from 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Thursdays.

A new face for this institution

Musée Maillol

a stone's throw from the hotel

The Musée Maillol, which reopened in September 2016, is home to a great many works by sculptor Aristide Maillol, as well as a substantial collection of modern and contemporary art.
The museum is located on rue de Grenelle in a mansion, the façade of which is adorned with the Fountain of the Four Seasons, constructed by Bouchardon during the 18th century to honour Paris.  Together, they are classified as a historical monument. 

The superstar of the museums of Paris

The Louvre Museum

History with a capital H

Enter the world's most visited museum and take a trip back in time, not just through the works on display and the antiques that go back to the Impressionist period, but also through the building itself and its 800 years of history, from its beginnings as a feudal castle erected by Philippe Auguste to the contemporary architecture of I.M. Pei.