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Musee d'Orsay

62 Rue de Lille | France, 75343 Paris, France
+33 (0)140 49 48 14
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As featured in 3 days in Paris
Ranked #3 of 755 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Musee d'Orsay is not to be missed, even if you "know nothing" about art.  The museum boasts the best collection of Impressionist paintings in the... more »
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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we only had about 40 minutes in this place as it was late in the day and it was about to close. The art pieces are very nice, but we wish we had a little more time to stroll through. Def should spend at least 3 hours in here.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The collections are beautiful. The museum is in an old train station. It is incredible. Buy the tickets ahead of time in order to skip the lines.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Definitely my favorite museum. Small enough to get around in 1 day but houses some amazing works of art also. The dining room is magnificent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The d'Orsay was a wonderful museum with so many great artists (Degas, VanGogh, Gauguin just to name a few). It is much less crowded than the Louvre and we loved the special exhibit they had on VanGogh when we were there (however this was much more crowded and required another long wait in line).

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The range and quality of the art is remarkable. Beautifully presented in a remarkable space. Would have liked a little more Degas.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful museum in an old train station. So many works of masters. We had a tour which helped us to understand the history behind the works, and also understand the artists. I highly recommend it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Wonderful recognizable art in a wonderful building. Well located on the Left Bank of the Seine, across from the Louvre. Two important tips: always use a museum card to bypass the cattle lines and save money overall, and never go when the Louvre is closed--the masses will just cross the river to the Orsay and the place will be uncomfortably... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

For the more contemporary art pieces and my favorite, Monet. This is the museum to visit. Clean, easy lay out. Very educational.

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washington, dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We had a Museum Pass which was invaluable for entrance to the museum as the lines were very long. We went two times on this visit and decided to take the optional (12 Euro) tour in English which was a disappointment and , although we like tours usually, we wouldn't recommend. Rick Steve's free audio download on our phones was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to M'O on a Thursday evening, as it opens until 9pm. Apart from the huge collection of impressionism paintings, the building (the interior) itself is also magnificent. Will visit again next time I'm in Paris.

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