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Musee d'Orsay

Address: 1, Rue de la Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 40 49 48 14
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Ranked #1 of 624 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Before you even get to the art: the entrance to this museum is breathtaking - its worth going to just to see the building - it is an old train station that has been amazingly developed. There are also great views of Paris across the Seine through the glass clock in the building. Even without looking at any of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We took advantage of Eurostar's current two for one museum entry offer (just show your eurostar ticket to qualify) at the Musee d'Orsay and felt less obliged to spend hours here - instead we had just an hour or so looking at Impressionists and then a reviving drink in the cafe on the 5th floor, the one with the huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

As magnificent a structure as the art inside. An amazing collection. Highlight - Van Gogh self portrait...one of those paintings where no reproduction or print can emulate it's wonder.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Bit of cold wait in the queue but the staff were very thoughtful and kept us close to the building and even opened up a second entrance once it looked like the queue was getting a bit long. We were in there for 5 hours and then discovered the Sade special exhibition but were a little too tired to really... More 

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Noosaville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Great experience so much fantastic art and sculpture on display - get to it - make sure you get a Musee Pass to avoid the queues - don't forget to see the sculptures outside either the 5 Continents are great and the Elephant and the Camargue Horse - Bistro on the top floor head outside for the great view of... More 

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Sin City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

What a great museum! Right across the Seine from the Louvre. We bought a 2 museum entry deal and got both the Musee d'Orsay and the Musee d'Orangerie for the price if one. The Musee s'Orsay & the Musee d'Orangerie were not packed at all, unlike the Louvre. We were able to easily take our time and visit both before... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The permanent collection alone is worth it, not to mention the architectural setting (a train station); but the exhibits are thoughtful and well done. Who would think you could do a art exhibit on the Marquis de Sade, but there it was . Oh, the French!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Did a tour of the Musée d'Orsay yesterday. What a beautiful building with all the grandeur of an old station that it was. I don't know if I love most the outside of the building , its facade with the huge clock and all the names of the towns trains used to travel to in the west and southwest of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

....For art that is. I am simply blown away by how smart it is designed. I didn't get lost like everyone did at the louvre, and I was amazed at how accessible you are with the exhibits. There is a reason why everyone raves about this converted train station. Accessible, beautiful, unforgettable. You can spend a full day here seeing... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Great layout and location. The art was amazing and the size of the museum is not overwhelming. Loved it.

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