Paris panoramas, virtual tours and Quicktime VR

Orsay museum


Orsay museum

ORSAY MUSEUM

zoom Large view Quicktime VR / Flash Fullscreen Quicktime VR / Flash view zoomify Zoom inside

Paris links

Click in the panorama and move your mouse to navigate.
Switch in FULLSCREEN mode here



ASSOCIATED PICTURES
Orsay museum
Orsay museum
Orsay museum
Orsay museum
Orsay museum


INFORMATION
Location [click to zoom] Related Book
map : Orsay museum Orsay Museum (official website)

Practical informations (Opening days, hours, etc)

Collections, New acquisition

Exhibitions, film festivals, shows

Paris book

ABOUT AND HISTORY

Orsay Museum

The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, situated on the left bank of the River Seine. It holds mainly French art from 1848 to 1914: paintings, sculptures, furniture, objets d'art and photography.

The building was originally a railway station, built in 1900 by Victor Laloux, and served as a terminus for the Paris-Orléans railway. It was known as Gare d'Orsay. It closed in 1939, was classed as a historical monument in 1978, and re-opened as a museum in December 1986, bringing together collections from the Louvre, the Musée du Jeu de Paume and the Musée National d'Art Moderne at the Centre Georges Pompidou.

Artists whose works are on display on the Musee d'Orsay include:
• Edouard Manet
• Claude Monet
• Pierre-Auguste Renoir
• Antonio de La Gandara
• Jean-François Millet



The river Seine

The Seine (pronounced "sen") is a major river of northern France, forming the country's chief commercial waterway. It is also a tourist attraction, particularly within the city of Paris.

The river is 780 km (485 miles) long, France's second longest (after the Loire which is 1020 km (634 miles) long). In ancient times the Seine was known by the Latin name Sequana.

The Seine's main tributaries are the Aube, Marne and Oise rivers from the north and the Yonne and Eure rivers from the south. It is connected with canals to the Scheldt (also called the Escaut), Meuse, Rhine, Saône and Loire rivers.

The Seine rises in the French région of Burgundy, in the département of Côte-d'Or, 30 km (18 miles) northwest of Dijon at a height of 471 metres (1545 feet). The river then flows through Troyes to Paris.
In Paris, narrowed between high stone embankments, the river carries commercial barges, waterbuses and large tourist boats (bateaux-mouches). From the water, fine views are seen of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay (housing Paris' collection of Impressionist art), the Conciergerie and the Eiffel Tower. The northern side of the river is described as the Right Bank (Rive Droite) and the southern side as the Left Bank (Rive Gauche).



Banks of the river Seine

From the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, from the Place de la Concorde to the Grand and Petit Palais, the evolution of Paris and its history can be seen from the River Seine. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and the Sainte Chapelle are architectural masterpieces while Haussmann's wide squares and boulevards influenced late 19th- and 20th-century town planning the world over.

All Panoramas

All Paris 360° panoramas in only one page >here<

All Paris panoramas in one page

ParisChange panorama with the menu on the top of the page
ParisNavigate with your mouse
ParisSwitch to fullscreen
ParisZoom +/- with Shift/Ctrl

Quick Panorama List

Choose a place to jump.
Panoramas and Quicktime VR fullscreen

Quick photo search

Choose a keyword.
Paris, photos search

Mailing list

Stay tuned for new pics and new panoramas ?

Last seen pictures

Virtual tour map

Panoramas tours

Paris live webcam

Paris webcam live

Just to be curious...

What is your favorite place or monument ?
 

Links

Books

Spectacular Paris

Lady Diana book


above Paris

louvre

Paris

panoramas
All photographs are copyright "Eric Rougier / FromParis.com". Please, do not to use without written authorization.
The pyramid of the Louvre museum: Leoh Ming Pei, architect. "La Geode": Adrien Fainsilber, architect.
The "Grande Arche": Otto van Spreckelsen, architect. Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Dominique Perrault, architect.
Lighting of the Eiffel Tower is copyright "Societe Nouvelle d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel".
Some history texts are licensed to the public under the Creative License and, or wikipedia sources
Zoomify (tm) is a trademark of Zoomify Inc. QuickTime (tm) and QuicktimeVR (tm) are trademarks of Apple Computer.