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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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The Musee d'Orsay is the best museum in Paris however it's usually packed with people but worth the effort. Buy your tickets on line and avoid the queues.

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

The Musee d'Orsay is the best museum in Paris however it's usually packed with people but worth the effort. Buy your tickets on line and avoid the queues.

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Mandelieu, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Solid collection, great special exhibits. We feasted on Bonnard as well as other "old friends." Easy access, comfortable traffic flow. Must return again and again.

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Tampa Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I loved the d'Orsay! The Louvre was such a crush of people that I found it not as conducive to really absorbing the art, but the d'Orsay, although a bit crowded, has a much more intimate feel. I love Impressionist art, so this was perfect for my taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying that I am not a museum person. That said, I really love this museum. In fact, every time I visit Paris, I have also visited the Musee d'OrsayI The museum was created in a beautiful old passenger train terminal and the roof over the main exhibition hall is mostly glass and lets in wonderful natural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It was incredible. We got the museum pass as suggested by our guide and started at the top and worked our way down. Such fantastic painting and sculpture - it was amazing!! Its a not miss thing to do in Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My son and I returned this afternoon to the Musee D'Orsay. It was marvelous. I had not been there in many years and was pleasantly surprised at how well the refurbishments have proceeded. It is a large museum taking a good amount of time to go through with any level of completeness. The natural light is definitely a pleasure to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

What a treat. ths modern art museum is in a beautiful old train station. The modern artists were great. The true surprise on the top level was a gigantic clock that you can see through and see the entire city and Sacre Couer. This is worth a visit. You can spend hours or just stop by for a quick visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful museum for an amazing collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, painting, and sculpture. The current exhibition of Bonnard's work is remarkable. The exhibit includes works from all the periods of his career, including original photographs of his family and friends like Vuillard taken on early Kodak cameras. The massive, beautifully decorative, late works are rarely seen in the... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Orsay was far less busy than the Louvre and for me it was just a better museum because I liked the art better. Tip: Go to the 5th floor, its the one with all the impressionist art that most people are there to see, if you do that first and then go down, the crowds are a little thinner,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Large Art museum specializing in Impressionists and Art Nouveau. We only managed two floors (and the cafe) in our two and half hours. Audio guide @ ?5 well worth it.

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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.
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