Of all the places we come back to time and time again in Paris, the Musée d'Orsay is our favourite.
Sitting calmly on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900.
The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography.
It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir,Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh.
Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986.
We took a guided tour this time, well worth the six euros, an hour and a half duration starting at the information kiosk, it was a good way to see the highlights, with an audio commentary from a highly knowledgeable french art historian.
After the tour, we took a stroll along the left bank, a drink here, a sandwich there, and a game of ping pong for good measure - always lots to do, a great part of Paris!