From October to May, the Musée d’Orsay puts on lunch time concerts on a Tuesday and if you’re lucky enough to be in town that day – head on over for a magical musical moment in the presence of masterpieces.
The Musée d’Orsay was once a train station before being converted into a beautiful museum, it’s also a fabulous venue for concerts.
The one hour lunch time concerts take place in the auditorium starting at 12.30. You can expect to enjoy classical music of the likes of Debussy, Verdi and Mozart on a Tuesday (October to May only).
Buy a ticket for the concert and you also get entry to the museum where you’ll find one of the greatest collections of impressionist art by Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas and Van Gogh. The museum also has an incredible collection of furnishings and accessories, entire rooms worth that will leave fabulous furniture fans agog.
Take a break in one of the museum restaurants which are worth the entry alone. The former restaurant of the Hôtel d’Orsay, is as magnificent as it was when it opened in 1900 – in fact it’s a listed Historic Monument. Dazzling chandeliers, gilded ceilings and an elegant fire place in a room make this a knockout dining room.
There’s also a café on the just after the Impressionist Gallery which is a stunning venue in its own right. The Café Campana was designed by the Campana brothers, famous Brazilian designers a true tribute to Art Nouveau and you’ll notice there’s another of the iconic clocks that the Museum is so famous for!
Musée d’Orsay, 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur. Note you’ll need to buy tickets at least 30 minutes before the concerts start.
Details of concerts, tickets, restaurants and events at: musee-orsay.fr