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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 629 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

a magnificent building with a wonderful collection. And a very good restaurant. Also a manageable size for a shorter visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is a former train station that now houses sculptures, the Gates of Hell, and amazing Impressionist artwork.

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Monarch Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite museum in Paris, chalk full of Impressionist paintings and sculptures. I would recommend either the museum's audio tour, or download one from the internet, to enhance the experience. Make sure to visit the restaurant for high tea. It is opulent and delicious.

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sydney, nsw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place. The building is gorgeous and very inviting. The staff are helpful and friendly. The tickets are so well priced and it's great value. It is easy to navigate and for someone with a toddler and a pram who doesn't know much about art, it was easy to pick our to highlights like Monet and the impressionists... More 

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A monumental building that used to be a railway station and then became a museum. Many unique masterpieces, especially my beloved impressionists. Worth visiting even for those who are not very fond of museums on the whole :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Crowds are less the earlier you come. This art museum has a great collection and is not overwhelming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Museum is not as big (no even close) to Louvre but still the idea is much different. Focused mainly on impressionists the collection of painting is just great. Monet, Degas, Van Gogh,... Many pieces worthy to see and spend few hours visit. The building is an old train station and location is also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Of course this place is the best. I saw the Sade exhibit and the crowds were huge on a cold Sunday in January. I'm guessing that in spring the lines must be very long when there are other popular exhibits. I didn't buy tix in advance and I should have. That line was much shorter and you get to enter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It is one of the best museum in Paris. Great painting collection. Try to avoid the crowd by going there early...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Head here to see some of the highlights of the Impressionist art movement. The Orsay is in an old railway station built for the 1900 Exposition, which had to cease train service after only 40 years because the trains outgrew their platforms! It makes for a beautiful setting for an art gallery. The best way to visit the museum is... More 

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