If you've only taken an introductory art history course or if you're a scholar of French art, you'll love the Musee d'Orsay. The building was once a railroad station and maintains its distinctive architecture. The collection consists of one masterpiece after another, including works such as Manet's Le Dejeuner Sur L'herbe, Manet's Olympia, Courbet's Artist in His Studio, Renoir's The Swing, Monet's Rouen Cathedrals and Van Gogh's self-portraits. Be sure to go out on the rooftop terrace which offers an excellent view of the city with the Louvre prominent on the horizon.
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