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For those of you who haven't been keeping up with the museum scene in Paris, some of the fabulous galleries in the Musee d'Orsay have been under construction for the past two years.

Well, there is now something new to celebrate. By the end of the month, the renovations of all of the galleries will be complete and open to the public. Bravo!

The American Friends of the Musee d'Orsay (AMFO) will host a gala event on November 12.

Guests of the gala will be given a private tour of the new galleries, mingle with other art lovers, and get a sneak peak of the redesigned Café de l'Horloge--the café is situated within a birds eye view of the iconic clock. The AMFO is planning to infuse a little Americana into the event by bringing in a New Orleans jazz trio. How fun!

I have always loved the museum's collection of Impressionists paintings and the actual building itself, which used to be an old train station. The Musee d'Orsay should be on everyone's lists of art visits when they come to Paris.

If you are interested in attending the gala, here are the details: Tickets: $125 for members and $200 for non-members. You must rsvp. The gala is limited to 300 guests, which I think is quite nice because it offers a personal and intimate evening inside the museum. The museum is located at 1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur in the 7eme.

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Inside the Musee d'Orsay