Image of the Museum's building viewed from outdoor.
Art and culture

Musée d’Orsay with concierge Bertrand Kerzreho

February 28, 2023

Transformed from a railway station to world-class museum, Paris’s Musée d’Orsay knows how to dazzle. As an avid admirer, let our local concierge at Le Meurice be your guide to its impressive architecture and outstanding art, all within easy reach of the hotel.

Meet Bertrand Kerzreho

For me, the Musée d’Orsay has always been a very special place. I love the fact that it has been so many things to so many people – from a train station to a movie set, and now firmly established as one of the country’s prestigious Monuments Historiques.

Image of the inside of the museum, the train stations details are visible as well as some art
© Sophie Crepy
lmage of the Porte de L'Enfer
© Sophie Crepy

Experience the exceptional

Today the Musée d’Orsay is home to more than 150,000 carefully curated pieces of art, from paintings and sculpture to furniture and photography. When I walk through its doors, I always feel like I’m stepping into a time machine and traveling back across the years.

What to expect

Inside this beautiful building you’ll discover a rich array of European and North American art from the 19th century. Many of the world’s most famous artists are on display here, drawing on diverse genres to create a fascinating feast for the eyes.

Image of the views from Le Musée D'Orsay, a painting is visible at the background of the image and we can see the transparent floor offering a view on Paris
© Sophie Crepy
Detail shot of a couple admiring a piece of art at Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Artistic flair

The museum is also appreciated for its instagrammable appeal, as it’s filled with natural light and plenty of artistic angles. My most-loved spot is standing behind the huge clock face to admire the city views, look carefully and you’ll see Le Meurice across the Seine.

My highlights

Choosing just a few favourites for my must-see list isn’t easy, but it has to include ‘Angélus’ by Jean-François Millet and ‘Les Romaines de la Décadence’ by Tomas Couture. From the most well-known names, I think ‘Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe’ by Edouard Manet and the majestic ‘La Nuit Étoilée’ by Vincent Van Gogh are the most emotive pieces on show.

Image of the inside of the museum with 7 paintings displayed.
© Sophie Crepy

Come and admire the beauty of Musée d’Orsay’s distinctive architecture from the comfort of your very own suite at Le Meurice overlooking the Tuileries Garden.

Header image courtesy of Le Musée D’Orsay – Sophie Crepy 

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