A view of Paris from the Musée d’Orsay 27 Mar 2017
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The Musée d'Orsay's two large clocks offer fine views of Paris from the north-east corner of the building. Both are remnants of the building's previous function as a railway station. From their location on the fifth floor, visitors can see out over the River Seine, all the way to Sacré-Coeur, straight over to Jardin de Tuileries and, as pictured here, the Louvre. Check out the view for yourself on Insight Guides’ Luxury Paris city break.
Gare d’Orsay was the terminal for the Paris to Orléans (southwestern) railway. Modern trains were too long for the station's platforms and, following the building being listed as a Historical Monument and a competition to design the new museum, the Musée d’Orsay was opened in 1986. The Musée d’Orsay now houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world.