How did the d’Orsa Museum defeat the Louvre and become the best in the opinion of tourists
Among all the possible museums of the world in all sorts of cultural capitals of the world, the famous TripAdvisor site chose the d’Orsay Museum in Paris this year, which won by a margin all other museums in the nomination “traveler’s choice”. So what is so exceptional about this place that he defeated even the famous Louvre?
Of course, the d’Orsay museum deserves a visit, but the fact that it will take first place was a surprise. The second and third place was taken by the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York and the Metropolitan Museum there. In fourth place is the British Museum, and the famous Louvre is located in seventh place.
So how was this rating made? For its compilation, an algorithm was used that contains analysis of the visitors’ reviews, their number, time they spent in the institution, how much their experience met their expectations and whether the visitors or this museum advised visitors to visit other users of the site. Using data from the past 12 months, TripAdvisor found out that it is the D’Orsay Museum that is surely at the top of the ranking.
One of the reasons why the D’Orsay Museum has overtaken the famous Louvre in the list, which, in fact, is the most visited museum in the world, is perhaps precisely the point “reality and expectations”. The Louvre is really a chic museum with a huge number of magnificent works of art, but it is so big that many tourists admit that after visiting the museum they still have the feeling that they did something wrong.
Some tourists go to the Louvre from one famous painting to another, ignoring everything between them. The part carefully examines the works of art at the beginning, after two hours it begins to feel exhausted and they lack energy in the other rooms. A part tries to run through all the premises of the museum, thus hardly remembering what they saw. They say that in order to see all the works of art of the Louvre and spend no more than 30 seconds in front of each of them, you need to spend at least 100 days without sleep and breaks. Visitors to the museum are pleased that they visited this beautiful place, but at the same time they are a little disappointed that they could not see everything they wanted or planned.
From this perspective, the D’Orsay Museum is indeed in a better position. His collection is also large, but not huge, and allows visitors to be completely satisfied. It is only the third most popular museum in Paris and the tenth in the World, but it is in it, apparently, the most harmoniously composed of all the components of success among tourists. Or, for whatever reason, it was after his visit that tourists are most willing to leave a positive review on the site – this could also affect the results.
The exhibition of the museum itself is located on five levels, sharing different types of art – painting, sculpture, architecture, furniture, cinema, photography, music, and artistic decoration of the opera. Here, from time to time, performances and concerts are held, conferences and meetings are organized, and once a year there is a festival dedicated to the origin of cinema.
The museum building itself is also interesting – in fact it is a former railway station. It is located on the other side of the Seine from the Louvre, also on the shore. Once, trains to Orleans departed from this station, but with the start of World War II, the movement stopped. In 1986, a museum was opened in this building, and since then the museum’s collection has been replenished by donating patrons of art. Now in the d’Orsay Museum you can see paintings by Paul Gauguin, the latest works of Vincent van Gogh, including his famous self-portrait, paintings by Edward Manet, Claude Monet, Norwegian Edvard Munch, and many, many others.