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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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Hours:
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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Beautiful..brought tears to my eyes

Up close view of some of the worlds most beautiful artwork..not overwhelming . Open late on Thursdays and the cafe was a nice place to have a dinner break .

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Up close view of some of the worlds most beautiful artwork..not overwhelming . Open late on Thursdays and the cafe was a nice place to have a dinner break .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Even if you have only one day in Paris, you must make time to spend at this museum. The building is incredibly beautiful and the collection of Impressionist art amazing. Skip the Louvre with all the tourists posing for pictures with their selfie sticks and never actually looking at the art - so annoying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Musee d'Orsay has gotten a face lift. It's light and beautiful. Layout is sensible and the flow is good. We had a late lunch in the cafe on the 5th floor, which was quite lovely and a pretty good deal (under €20 each.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Neat space in a renovated grand train station.. Spent a few hours just wandering around the collection. It's very well laid out and easy to follow the various periods and styles. Took a break at their cafe which is nice and reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Bring your handicapped placard or a photocopy and you and your companion get free entry. Lots of elevators and ramps, although some of the exhibition spaces do have steps. Most is fully accessible, and there are good bathrooms also. The art is simply fabulous - to see in person works I have studied and taught about is just a phenomenal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Allow yourself at least a half day if not longer. Favorite Paris museum. For the art and the building history. 8 year old spent 6 hours exploring museum. Don't miss the upstairs restaurant. It is a special experience to dine in that room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A little disappointing, but maybe my expectations were too high. It is definitely worth a visit, however. Hard to explain why I was sort of disappointed in it; I loved the other sites we visited. Used the Paris Pass, so we got in "free". Would return if in the area and had some time, but would not make a special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had heard that this was a wonderful museum, and we certainly agree! We had downloaded the Rick Steve's Walking tour, but after having trouble finding the pictures he was discussing in the guide (pictures do get moved around, and we understand that), we went back and purchased the audioguide from the museum. It was well worth the 5 euro,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We try to get in line - with our museum pass - before the museum opens at 9:30. We always head immediately to the top floor where there is an incredible collection of impressionist paintings. For the first few minutes, the galleries are not horribly crowded. However, the tour crowds soon arrive making it difficult to get near the paintings.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

What I liked about this museum is that it is good size. We were able to see the whole thing in a couple of hours, unlike the Louvre which may take a couple of days. The museum itself is gorgeous. I would highly recommend.

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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.