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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 BEST museums in the world

A must see for everyone that loves art, you will know when you get there why I say this, you will walk through all of histories finest moments and practically live them with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A must see for everyone that loves art, you will know when you get there why I say this, you will walk through all of histories finest moments and practically live them with the artist. Just one of the most exciting moments to experience as a traveller. I will not miss going back every time I am in Paris :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you love the impressionists this is the place for you !! Wonderful paintings . Nice little lunch place inside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Impressionist artwork abounds here alongside other surprises. This would be my first and then my last stop on my next trip to Paris. The former train station setting makes it interesting from an architectural standpoint as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Apart from the queuing this was a great experience. There is so much to see and a lot of space although it is always busy in the impressionist paintings area. This was our fourth visit but we are still bowled over with artworks and sculptures. We had a lovely lunch in the café. We had previously been to the main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful collection of Impressionist work on the 5th floor and the overall architecture of this former train-station museum make this a worthwhile attraction. I would recommend the Paris Museum Pass, which covers admission here and also allows the visitor to skip the line to get in. The building itself is beautiful and if you have any interest in Impressionist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A great range of art from many famous artists. It was hard to believe that I was looking at the real ones. Surreal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Even if you don't normally go to a Museum with classic art (early-period paintings and sculptures), I would check out this one. We thoroughly enjoyed having the audio guide and going from level to level. One of the top location to see in Paris. What a great job that was done converting this Museum from a train station too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Was not on my original list of things to do, but was recommended by a friend and I managed to fit it in. Well worth a visit, lovely building and great collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I visited this Musee on two occasions, as we had bought the Paris Ticket beforehand we had priority admittance which saved l lot of tine as the general queue was about 1 hour. If you love mainly impressionist painting then this is the place for you. The whole top floor is devoted to painters such as Monet, Manet and many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This was my 3rd visit to this muse. If you enjoy visiting a beautiful building with exquisite art, this is a must. The Bonnard exhibit was excellent. The impressionist paintings in the permanent collection are beautiful. The views from the top floors are very good. On a clear day, you can easliy view Sacre Coeur. The gift shop has many... More 

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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.