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Musee d'Orsay

Address: 62 Rue de Lille | France, 75343 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)140 49 48 14
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Ranked #1 of 632 Attractions in Paris
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I visited on a Saturday afternoon and didn't have very long to queue. I also got an audio guide which was very helpful. After I'd got my bearings due to the size of the building I had a lovely time going through each room. The musee itself is beautiful and the paintings are so much more colourful in reality. I... More

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Genoa, Italy
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Home of France’s national collection from the impressionist, postimpressionist and art nouveau movements spanning the 1840s and 1914 is the glorious former Gare d’Orsay railway station – itself an art nouveau showpiece – where a roll-call of masters and their world-famous works are on display. Top of every visitor’s must-see list is the museum’s painting collections, centred on the world’s... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful museum. We spent three hours here leisurely wandering about soaking in the beauty, variety and atmosphere. We had a great lunch half way through the day in the restaurant... wow, the chandeliers, the walls and ceilings. Our afternoon continued taking in more beautiful art and the current exhibition Sade Attack the Sun (not suitable for children!). We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Too many meuseums have too much fodder for my liking. I'm a bit ADD but this one kept my attention for the duration. Increable building and great exhibits. Go early, give your self some time, you'll be glad you did.

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I am studying abroad so I have an EU student college ID and was able to get into the museum for free and spent 3 hours walking around an immersing myself in art. They have a great collection of many major impressionist and post impressionist painters.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

A must see place for an art enthusiast. If you do travel by Eurostar to Paris, make sure that you take your Eurostar ticket as well as the boarding pass, you don't need to stand in line and two can enter at the price of one.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was just what we were looking for when we visited The Musee d'Orsay. The service was quick and efficient and the menu offered a good selection. I ordered the quiche and found it just right. My friends ordered a Caesar salad as an appetizer,; it was the size of a full course meal. My husband had the chicken... More

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Avon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite of the bigger museums in Paris. It has a great collection but is still manageable in size

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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Best Impressionist museum in the world! With some many museums to chose from in Paris, this should be near the top of your list. You can take in the key exhibits in less than 1/2 a day where the Louvre could take a week!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

My partner and I were at the Musee d'Orsay in the afternoon, the queue was long but we had the Paris Pass, so we skipped the queue and entry was free. The museum is rather huge, small though compared to the Louvre. There are many exhibitions, so do some research and plan ahead, what do you want to see and... More

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