Hg2 : The Hedonist

Museé d’Orsay

Behold Impressionists galore in this beautiful turn-of-the-century railway station on the Left Bank, as well as major examples of Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Romanticism, Pointillism and Neoclassicism. The vast interior contains a chronological cornucopia of works by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cezanne, Corot, Courbet, Gauguin and Van Gogh, plus sculpture and decorative arts; the collections cover the period from 1848 to 1914, with art nouveau well represented (Lalique, Klimt) and sections devoted to architectural drawings and early photography. Manet’s Olympia and his groundbreaking De?jeuner sur l’Herbe are both here, along with sensual, exotic Gauguins, the nightlife art of Toulouse-Lautrec, and dreamlike pastels by Odilon Redon. Don’t be ashamed of spending some quality time in the bookshop; there are also two cafes and a restaurant.

62 rue de Lille, Invalides,
Left Bank
+33 1 40 49 48 14
Opening Times
9.30am-6pm (9.45pm Thurs). Closed Mondays.
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