Musée d’Orsay recently announced that a major expansion is in the works. With the support of a €20 million donation from an anonymous American donor, they will expand their exhibition space and create new centers for education and research.
Located on the Left Bank of the Seine, the museum is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum houses mostly French art dating from 1848 to 1914 including the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world.
While you’re staying at home during the COVID-19 crisis, take a virtual tour of this popular destination in Paris. You’ll experience a close-up tour of the unique building and some of its most popular collections.