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Musee d'Orsay

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Address: 1, Rue de la Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 40 49 48 14
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 9:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Dining
Description: This beautiful museum, once a railroad station, now houses a staggering...
This beautiful museum, once a railroad station, now houses a staggering collection of Impressionist art, as well as other items created between 1848 and 1914. In 2011, the museum is running a renovation of the top floor (impressionist gallery). Only ground and medium floor are accessible. The top floor will re-open on the 20th of October. Meanwhile, some impressionist masterpieces are not visible.
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One of the world's GREAT museums!

This is a not-to-be-missed museum. Wonderful before the renovation, but fabulous after. There is a gorgeous restaurant on an upper floor... you should reserve ahead. I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a not-to-be-missed museum. Wonderful before the renovation, but fabulous after. There is a gorgeous restaurant on an upper floor... you should reserve ahead. I would rate it #2 for art overall, but #1 for 19th and 20th Century art. However, for architectural WOW, run do not walk to the new Louis Vuitton Museum designed by Frank Gehry and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This former train station, now houses art from many disciplines. Impressionist paintings are strongly represented. Room after room one can view multiple examples of art by Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas ,etc. These rooms are the busiest, so pick your time to visit. I chose lunchtime when the cafeteria was full to view the paintings.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You need to visit this museum. Beautiful building and fabulous art that is enjoyable to view and easy to comprehend. Do yourself a favor and do this first in the day. You enjoy art more when your feet don't hurt.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great art, I would recommend at least 3 hours to see it. Also, for EU citizens under 25 year olds the entrance is free.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Musee d'Orsay was a real treat. In is housed in an old train station with an enormous glass and brass clock visible to the street. We were fortunate enough to see Dega's "Dancer" on display. There are many artists featured here and something for every art lover. We saw Whistlers Mother to Dega's pencil sketches , shown in special glass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I go to the Musee d'Orsay every time I go to Paris and never tire of the fantastic collection of the Impressionists - each room you walk into you are greeted by a painting that you have seen all your life in various forms and reproductions. It is an old railway station, beautifully preserved, and on top of everything else,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Incredible collection of impressionist art. Fabulous restaurant - not the café, the restaurant. This museum has something for every art lover, Do NOT go on the free day: first Saturday of the month because it is too crowded.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I didn't go to this museum until my 2nd trip to Paris and I'm sorry I waited. I'd rather go here than to the Louvre. Less crowded but more accessible. Just as beautiful. Sure the Louvre has "the biggies" but this was world-class stuff. And the museum itself is in the renovated former Paris train station, so just the building... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the gallery and lunch in the dining room. The audio guide for Highlights or Masterpieces was next to useless as it didn't provide information as to where each artwork was located. Very frustrating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

being one of the more famous museums in paris, the museum is often crowded (i went twice on my trip) however, the collection is superb, with masterpieces galore (manet is one to see here, overlooked, so not crowded. unlike van gogh)

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Address: Address: 1, Rue de la Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 40 49 48 14
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 9:45 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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