It’s a squeeze, but Paris Impressionist museum is still a hit after 30 years

People queue to enter the Musee d'Orsay museumThirty years after the Musee d'Orsay opened its doors for the first time, it has become as much a Paris landmark as its big sister the Louvre just across the River Seine. An average of 3.5 million visitors a year pour through its spectacular vaulted nave, making it the "most dense museum in the world", according to its director of collections Xavier Rey. Although the Musee d'Orsay is one of the top 10 most visited galleries in the world, it is several times smaller than its rivals.


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