Postcards from France

travel stories from France by Gai Reid

Opulance at the Musée d’Orsay

A visit to the Musée d’Orsay unveils unexpected delights.

From grimy railway station to custodian of one of the world’s most important art collections – the building at 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris is a masterpiece of survival.


Find out how that happened, in the full story published by La Semaine Newsletter and French Entrée website.

d'Orsay gallery clock cropped  -Gai Reid



  1. I never got to see the Musée d’Orsay because it looks like it opened shortly after my year as an au pair girl, and I’ve never stopped there on any of my return trips to Paris. I must make this a priority next time!

    • It’s not as daunting as the Louvre, houses art from the Impressionists (my fav) but not super modern. I’m a big fan of both galleries, not just for the art, but for the architecture and the detail. Thanks for your note Carrie, hope all is going well with your book.

Please share your thoughts on anything French. Merci

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