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Musee du Luxembourg

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Address: 19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, France
Phone Number: 1-42-34-28-64
Description: This museum has an extremely diverse collection of European art but much...
This museum has an extremely diverse collection of European art but much shorter lines than the Louvre.
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A gem of a museum, with a lovely park attached

First of all, I am not an art buff, and one museum per trip is usually enough for me. Lately, the museum of my choice has often been Musee du Luxembourg. So, I agree... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

First of all, I am not an art buff, and one museum per trip is usually enough for me. Lately, the museum of my choice has often been Musee du Luxembourg. So, I agree whole-heartedly with many earlier reviewers, this is a pleasant museum of a suitable size, not too big and overwhelming, but just right. Furthermore, their exhibitions, e.g.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

No queue. But security staff left us standing in the rain. Jobsworths. We left without going in as a result. I wouldn't go back due to the poor attitude. Love Paris and most of Paris has left that attitude behind and is more tourist/customer friendly.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

As usual, the expositon at the Museum of Luxembourg in Paris is a very PLEASANT and interesting event! The paintings - especially by Renoir - were absolutely beautiful!!! This museum has always very good lighting of the paintings, unlike the other museums. The exposition is well described and informative. Always a pleasure to visit these expositions! The price is correct.

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TEL-AVIV
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117 reviews 117 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The museum is specializing in Thematic exhibitions, The exhibitions are just the right one can absorb. Quality is excellent and the selctions for the last four years have been marvellous.

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washington, D.C.
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was here last week for their special exhibit featuring works acquired by Paul Durand-Ruel, a well known Impressionist collector. For starters, the museum is very beautiful inside and out. There was an audioguide to the exhibit which I did not use, but conveniently , there were also small pamphlets in several languages that translated the text on the wall... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There is a special exhibition of Impressionist paintings on right now. Just incidental that we were staying very close to the museum and on a wintry rainy day in paris, this was really the ideal thing to do. As we went very early there wasn't much of a queue, can't speak for other times of the day though; Paris never... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

There is currently a marvellous exhibition at this delightful gallery on the edge of the Luxembourg Gardens. Its subject is a dealer, Durand-Ruel, who was a champion of impressionism in its early days, when scorned by the artistic establishment. It very probably thanks to his vision - and his support (financial and otherwise) of many of the principal early artists... More 

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Colorado
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60 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was on my way for a Sunday walk in Luxembourg Gardens, when a poster advertising an impressionist exhibit at this small gallery located at a main gate to the garden caught my attention. Though not mentioned in my Paris guide book, this little museum, with its excellent collection, definitely deserves a visit.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I adore Impressionist paintings, and this collection was magical. Paul Durand-Ruel was a major force in making the Impressionist movement hugely possible by bringing the works to New York and selling them to the American market. In this exhibit, see some of the iconic works that epitomize the movement in a manageable smaller but gorgeous exhibition.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went to the Musee de Luxembourg at the suggestion of our concierge based upon our enjoyment of Musee d'Orsay and the Impressionists. This is a small gallery but has some excellent paintings and well worth the visit.

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