Musée d'Orsay

In the beautiful building of the former railway station, Gare d'Orsay, a very well stocked art museum is now one of the best places to view impressionistic painting as well as a lot of other art.
We spent six very intensive hours inside and exhausted both our legs and heads. We really enjoyed to encounter so many great paintings and sculptures by so many masters, – and almost all were French.
Claude Monet, 1893: The cathedral in Rouen.
Claude Monet, 1878: Chrysanthems.
Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1871: English pear tree.
Claude Monet, 1880: Ice on the Seine.
Claude Monet, 1877: The Saint-Lazare railway station.
Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1876: Party at the Galette mill.
Edgar Degas, 1874: Ballet rehearsal.
Camille Pissarro, 1903: The Seine and the Louvre.
Berthe Morisot, 1874: Hunting butterflies.
View towards Montmartre through the giant clock at the gable.
Gare / Musée d'Orsay interior.
Nouveau-art details in a cabinet.
Franz von Stuck, 1902: Ludwig van Beethoven.
Detail from a nouveau-art chair.
Contemporary originals.
Maurice de Vlaminck, 1905: Restaurant de la Machine, Bougival.
Vincent van Gogh, 1889: The artist's room in Arles.
Vincent van Gogh, 1889-90: The siesta.
Jacques-Émile Blanche, 1892: Marcel Proust.
The view from Musée d'Orsay: Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur basilica.