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Musee d'Orsay

Address: 1, rue de la Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)140 49 48 14
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Ranked #1 of 636 Attractions in Paris
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This beautiful museum, once a railroad station, now houses a...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Tue - Wed 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 9:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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South Pasadena, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

I love the layout of this museum. I love that it's in an old train station. The museum itself is gorgeous and of course it houses many of the great impressionists. Lovely views of Sacre Coeur and a lovely cafe. Wonderful day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

I have no flair for art - but the works of art in this museum (Van Gogh, Monet, Degas ) - can even be appreciated by a novice. Make sure you buy your ticket in advance (from an Agent or FNAC store) as the lines are ridiculously long. You will need about 3 hours to get through all the works... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Fabulous museum even on crowded days. Love the improved escalators that help you get up to the top where they have the "biggies" displayed. Wonderful in all ways and they have free Wifi in the lobby! A must see!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum has amazing works on offer. But the fact that you can't leave the museum and re-enter it, means that you cannot spend a whole day in the museum to enjoy it all. Because the options available to you in terms of food and drinks are dismal, if you are not prepared to pay E10 for soup. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

I actually enjoyed this museum more than the Louvre. Just personal taste I suppose, both are fantastic. To view and enjoy so many Van Goghs, Monets, Manets...its astounding. Not just one or two like many museums have, but many many works down by the masters one after the other. Don't miss it, and a lot less crowded than the Louvre... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We spent a wonderful day wandering through this beautiful building (a former train station) & marvelling at the treasures it contains. If you're short on time, head straight for the 5th floor to see the incredible Impressionist Gallery, which is overflowing with masterpieces from Renoir, Degas & Monet. For English speaking tourists, you'll find the experience more pleasant as most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

If you love 19th century art (beginning mid 19th century) from Realism to Impressionism to Post-Impressionism to Symbolism and Art Nouveau, this is the collection to see. An amazing museum created out of an old train station with some of the most wonderful paintings in Western art history. I also like the 5th floor café where the big clock reminds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I visited this museum after the louvre so it didn't impress me so much. Got the audiotour and saw all the highlights. This is a very good museum for art (especially painting fans) but not really my type. I recommend only if you have visited the louvre first!

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Hualien, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Never forget the fifth floor, it's a most famous collection of impressionism. Rent an audio guidance to make you know more about these masterpieces

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

My biggest complaint - there is too much to see in this museum in one visit, no matter how long you stay. Other than that one gripe, this museum has classical French art and as well as a phenomenal collection of impresionists, fauvists, etc. Plan to spend at least a half day. It is well worth your time.

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