The most attractive part of the Orsay Museum is the paintings that are displayed inside the museum. But there are many other reasons also why you should not miss your visit to the Orsay Museum during your Paris tours. Here are three reasons why you should visit the Orsay Museum on your next tour to Paris.
The View Of The City Of Paris
The view of the Paris city that you can get from the museum is amazing. There are two points in the museum from where you can have a good view of Paris city. The first spot is the one behind the big clock on the second floor. You can get a beautiful view of the Seine River from this spot. It is an amazing experience.
The second spot to get a nice view of the city is from the roof of the museum. The last floor of the museum houses Café des Hauteurs and above that is the terrace. By standing on the terrace you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Seine River and many of the famous monuments in the city.
The Architectural Structure Of The Building
Other than the paintings inside, it is the architecture of the building that allures people. The building was originally built as a railway station and continued to be one in the first half of the twentieth century. It was in 1986 that the building was turned into a museum. As much as the outside is stunning, so is the inside of the building. You get the feel of entering an old railway station while entering the museum. The amazing way in which they turned a railway station into a museum is really astounding.
The Alluring Neighborhood
The fact that the Orsay Museum is located on the left bank of the river, adds to the credit of the museum. The visitors can spend a whole lot of time near the river and they can walk around the river. There are also provisions for them to take small naps near the river. Children’s playgrounds, flower beds, gardens and all of them add beauty and elegance to the place. If you love walking, you have the pedestrian pathway which is 2.3km long where you can enjoy an hour of walk-in low sun.
There are so many other reasons why people flock to the Orsay Museum. But the above-mentioned reasons are more than enough for you to go to the museum visit in your next Paris tours.