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Secret Views of Paris

By December 7, 2018 No Comments

Here’s one of my all time favorite views of Paris.  And most people have NO idea how to get to this sweet little spot.  I’ll let you in on one of my secrets.

This amazing view is from the back of a clock inside of a relatively small museum called the Musee d’Orsay.  Relatively small compared to the Louvre that is.  The beautiful Beaux-Arts building from1900 was the Gare d’Orsay train station.  It has the largest impressionist and post-impressionist collection in the world, including Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir and more.  All this art in a multi-story open space with an arched glass roof.  Only in Paris.

And about that view?

There are two ways to see it.  This image captured by @richarddavisphotography is in the one corner of the building. There is an equally wonderful view from behind another clock in the café Campana, also on the 5th floor.  THAT is my favorite because it they serve bubbles behind the cafe clock.  A beautiful view is always better with a Kir Royale, no?

Address1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

Metro Stops: Musee d’Orsay or Solferino

 Musee d’Orsay Café Menu (bubbles!)

http://www.musee-orsay.fr/fileadmin/mediatheque/integration_MO/PDF/carteA3_CAMPANA_ORSAY29mars18.pdf

Museum info

http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html

Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C3%A9e_d%27Orsay

FB

https://www.facebook.com/museedorsay/

View Through the Clock

http://www.richarddavisphotography.com/urban-and-city-photography/view-through-the-clock-at-the-musee-d-orsay/

Trip Advisor

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187147-d188150-r194627430-Musee_d_Orsay-Paris_Ile_de_France.html

M D’O in 1 minute

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/france/paris/articles/the-history-of-the-musee-dorsay-in-1-minute/