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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 - 9:45 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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Best Museum in Paris

This was the best museum we visited in Paris. Despite being in July, the museum was not crowded, and it held our interest better than any other museum in town. I enjoyed this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was the best museum we visited in Paris. Despite being in July, the museum was not crowded, and it held our interest better than any other museum in town. I enjoyed this museum much more than the Louvre. Skip the Louvre and go to the Orsay. We traveled to Paris on the Eurostar, which had a 2 for 1... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

great place to visit, have lunch and take in all the wonderfull art close up, the reastaurant is worth a visit also for Lunch half way through the visit, you can try to walk it off in the remaining time there

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I don't know how you set aside enough time to do justice to the art in this museum. We took the steps up to the top level (and then discovered there is an escalator) that puts you behind the clock face. What a unique view! I loved walking around a corner and finding yet another painting that I recognized. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We just did a loop around the top level to see some of the famous paintings and it's definitely worth dropping in for, even if it's just for an hour.

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Cary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful art! Worth the visit. Probably a better option than the Louvre for most average art lovers

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Although the building itself is beautiful, the museum itself is a bit overrated. I was expecting so much more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely museum that even with a lot of people, doesn't feel crowded. We didn't have a museum pass and the line-up looked long but it moved very quickly. All in all a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful remake of an old train station almost across from the Louvre. Pissaro, Monet, Manet, Picasso (precubism), Sisley to name just a few. Statuary as well as paintings. Blast to go to the top with the see through clock facing north. We've been there several times and enjoy it every time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

An amazing gallery, full of so many beautiful pieces of art, not only paintings but gorgeous sculpture! The building it self is well worth a visit to see just for that alone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Houses the most large collection of Inpressionists in the world. The former train station is a magnificent setting. Great cafe as well!

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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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