This was by and far my favorite museum. The building is a reclaimed train station and the architecture is as stunning as the art. It’s beautifully restored. This is one of the things that makes Paris, Paris. Why can’t this be done more often? Why does the past have to be torn down and replaced by the new?
My husband and I both love impressionism so the Musée d’Orsay was high on our list of things to do in Paris. The impressionist collection is, of course, world class. The setting is perfectly intimate. It’s upstairs, tucked away. It’s not overwhelming or intimidating like the collection at the Louvre.
I also promised that I would show pictures of our apartment, however I should first warn you that these pictures were taken a few days into the trip and we had really made ourselves at home. It really was nice I promise. It had everything we needed, including a washer and dryer in the bathroom. I don’t think we ever got the TV to work but it didn’t matter anyway because we just watched Netflix on our iPads.
Even if you have no interest in shopping (Though I don’t know how you couldn’t, it’s Paris after all), you have to visit the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann. To call it a department store doesn’t do it justice. It’s not only beautiful inside you’re also allowed to go up to the roof which has fabulous views of the city.