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Paris' Musée d'Orsay officially named the world's best museum

Renowned for its cultural impact in the world, Paris is undoubtedly a hub of world-class museums. This has been cemented at this year’s TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards, which has ranked Musee d’Orsay as the best museum in the world.

With its stunning collection of art and eye-catching Beaux-Arts architecture, Musee d’Orsay has won the title of being the top museum in the TripAdvisor Travellers’Awards.

Edging out stiff competition such as New York’s 9/11 Memorial Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who came second and third place respectively. The UK’s top winner, unsurprisingly, was the British Museum who just missed out on a bronze with fourth place.

It may come as quite a shock to some who would think of The Louvre as the first choice for a Parisian located museum, known for being home to probably the most famous piece of art in the world ‘The Mona Lisa’. The Louvre came in at seventh place. Both placings add weight to Parisians claim of a city that is steeped in culture.

The TripAdvisor Awards were determined by using an algorithm that took into account quantity and quality of reviews and the ratings for the museums, gathered over a 12 month period. Musee d’Orsay coming out on top.

The Musée d’Orsay is home to the largest collection of Impressionist masterpieces. The rare impressionist treasure that is the Musee d’Orsay has collected is the main reason why it has claimed the title of world’s best.

With around 2000 paintings and 600 sculptures and other works on show, don’t let the quantity of the paintings deceive you. This museum is all about masterpieces with beautiful artwork from the likes of Monet, Manet, Degas Renoir, Gauguin, Martin and Cezanne to peruse.

The piece de resistance is the grand collection of Van Gogh works. Van Gogh’s story is one we all get taught from a young age. He is also probably the first painter that springs to mind when questioned. His story has seduced visitors to the museum day-in and day-out for decades. It boasts 25 Van Gogh works on display such as Starry Night Over the Rhône (1888), Vincent’s Bedroom in Arles (1889), Self-Portrait.