Paris city is mainly known for the number of enlightening museums in the city that mainly shows off the artistic side of the nation. It is to be noted that there are more than 400 museums in the capital city of France. The most popular museums in the city include the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Rodin Museum, etc. All these places boast an enviable collection of paintings and sculptures created by veteran artists from all around the world.
In fact, almost all travelers will include at least a Paris Orsay tour in their itinerary. Note that the Louvre Museum will be crowded almost all the time, and hence, you will not be able to contemplate on your favorite artworks here efficiently. Yet when it comes to the Orsay Museum, it will be comparatively less crowded.
Another reason for considering Musée d’Orsay tours on your French capital trip is that there are many stunning attractions around the museum and you can make the best out of your Orsay Museum tours by exploring these nearby places as well. In fact, most of the incredible highlights here are at a walking distance from Musée d’Orsay. Some of those stunning attractions that you may consider on your Orsay Museum tours are given below.
As mentioned, the Paris city host a number of enlightening museums and you can explore as many as you can on your Parisian trip so as to make it an exciting and ever-memorable one. So, the first thing that you must do is to look for more museums near the Orsay. Fortunately, there is a variety of small museums at an accessible distance from Musée d’Orsay. Plus, most of these museums are ideal to cater to the eclectic interests and tastes of the visitors.
One of the stunning art galleries that you can see here is the Musée du Quai Branly. It is dedicated to Asian, African, and Oceanian art forms. Visiting this museum will be like traveling the entire world within a few hours by means of the astonishing artworks exhibited here.
Another option that you may consider is the French Army Museum that is located at the Invalides. Exploring this museum will be a great choice for all the history buffs out there. In fact, the French Army Museum exhibits various details that will give you an in-depth knowledge about more than two hundred years of French history.
Paris is all about the arts. Indeed, you can witness the artistic side of the city in its every nook and cranny; let alone the case of the Musée d’Orsay quarter. It is to be noted that there are numerous sculptures in this Parisian neighborhood that can be used as spectacular backdrops for your photos. When you are done, head over to the Invalides that is at a ten-minute distance from the Orsay Museum. Apart from the French Army Museum, there are numerous magnificent but underrated monuments here, which are sure to make your day.
Two of the majestic highlights in this area include the Grand Bridge of Alexandre III and the golden dome of Invalids, which is beautified by the surrounding green grasses. This location is perfect to enjoy a small family picnic as well. Furthermore, pay a visit to the French National Assembly on your way from the Orsay Museum to Invalides.
Loiter around Musée d’Orsay
Most people will be exhausted after exploring the impressive Orsay Museum and a long walk through the center of the French capital. Needless to say, you will be looking for some cozy restaurants or cafés so that you can relax a bit and pump up your energy in order to explore the city further. Luckily, the neighborhoods of Musée d’Orsay house many cafés and restaurants that you may consider.
One of the popular options for all the coffee fans will be the Saint Germain’s Church Quarter. This neighborhood is located at the left side of the museum and you can reach the St Germain’s Quarter by a mere ten-minute walk. One of the most famous Parisian cafés at this locality is the Café de Flore, which is famous for its coffee and French croissants. Plus, the sight of the neighborhood from the café is really wonderful. Unsurprisingly, many celebrities tend to spend time in this Parisian café, and if you are lucky, you will get to meet your favorite movie star here.
If you are looking for an extraordinary experience, you may go for cruise meals too. The perfect option for that will be the La Marina de Paris boat company since it is the nearest option to the Orsay Museum. Here, you can enjoy a three-course lunch in a majestic cruise along with the amazing and picturesque view of the Paris city as well as the Seine River. Without any doubts, the relishing meals, cool breeze, and the spectacular view will be perfect to relax your nerves. Note that the ticket price for your cruise may vary with the duration. It is recommended to choose a 2 hr time window in order to make the best out of your trip.