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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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Ranked #3 of 762 Attractions in Paris
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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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great art works from great artists are in permanent exhibition year round (Degas, Monet, Coubert, Rodin). Small enough that the trip is enjoyable and it would take you a few hours. Great location to have breakfast or lunch. Check out the tower clock from the inside and its views of the river.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend this art museum, very beautiful, building is so unique, very busy, but well worth it

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Highlight of our trip to Paris. Beautiful building with wonderful paintings. Also on the top floor there is a roof terrace by the cafeteria with spectacular views of the city. The Impressionists were my favourite section,.

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Tall Timbers, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you like mid-19th century art or later, this is the museum for you. The collection is organized somewhat chronologically as well as by painter and it is amazing. You can easily spend a whole day here.

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Pleasanton, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Purchase a "Paris Pass" which includes paid entrance to most popular museums. Avoid the long lines and literally just walk in. Now, this museum is beautiful, not expansive so you can see most works within a couple of hours. First floor is Van Gogh, fifth floor is Monet plus many others. A must see.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Almost everybody who visits the Musee d'Orsay has a fair idea of the principal contents or at least the most popular artists and sculptors. Me too. What took me by surprise, as no other museum as done, was the speed with which I was overwhelmed by emotional overload. It was too much to take in from a leisurely walk through.... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Preferred this to the Louvre. Not as large and easer to follow the routes. Good impressionist selection.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This museum was built in an old railway station. It is a very beautiful museum where you get the ability to see almost all of the great artists. A reminder that the Orsay is closed on Monday. A good hint is to purchase your tickets early to avoid the long lineups getting in. Also go before 11 am and you... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

One of several great Paris museums not to be missed. Using the Museum Pass allowed us to use a separate entrance C avoiding the long lines to purchase tickets. We had planned on taking the English speaking 90 minute guided tour for 6E each. We had to join the general ticket buying line to purchase those tickets so that did... More

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Quieter than the Louvre which means that you have more time to spend looking at each piece without the jostle. Alot of rooms were being worked on so access was a slight issue.

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