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Musee du Luxembourg

19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, France (Luxembourg)
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Ranked #179 of 765 Attractions in Paris
Type: Art Museums
Description: This museum has an extremely diverse collection of European art but much shorter lines than the Louvre.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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404 reviews 404 reviews
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181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This small museum is located on the grounds of the Luxembourg gardens, behind the Senate building, but with an independent entrance as well from the rue de Vaugirard. In any case, entering though the whole park is a great walk and allow you to see the gardens. When I visited in May 2014 there was a temporary exhibition about Josefine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

When I visited Malmaison in May I wondered where some things were. Now I know. The Joséphine Bonaparte exhibit at the Musée du Luxembourg is excellent. It was interesting and beautifully displayed. There is no English signage.

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Montreal, Canada
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It is definitely worthwhile to visit the museum and see the Empress Josephine exhibit. They have done a wonderful job of bringing the period and herself to life. They have some fascinating exhibits like the original marriage and divorce papers. Once in a lifetime opportunity to see everything.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

T commemorate the 200 years anniversary of the death of Empress Josephine the museum holds an exhibition in her honor (until June 29, 2014). A most impressive exhibition of the life of a liberated woman, who recognized her own worth, independent of her husband who was, for those who do not know, Napoleon Bonaparte. A wonderful display of her interests,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

I was so excited that I was in Paris during the Joséphine exhibit at the musée and I was not disappointed. The musée is not large and I spent an hour or so there thoroughly enjoying seeing Josephine's gowns, china, jewelry, paintings of her and more. Well worth the entrance fee.

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Paris, France
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51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Musée du Luxembourg is a small, cosy museum with a new-themed exhibitions every new season. Even if the ticket is fairly expensive for just two rooms, you can be sure you'll get to see a collection of varied and well-picked masterpieces. If possible, take the guided tour. The guides are knowledgeable and give you a much deeper insight on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

This museum hosts changing exhibitions. We were fortunate to see the Josephine exhibit which has a collection of 120 objects including her gowns,jewellery,dining services and my favourite, her harp. Around an hour is enough to see this collection if you're on the run. Well worth a look.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg, across the street from the Jardin Luxembourg, so this was an obvious choice. Saw an interesting exhibition of Renaissance works emphasizing dream (and nightmare). Afterward had chocolat chaud at Angelina, just outside the door, and a nice stroll and sun-bath in the jardin. A great way to spend an afternoon.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a much smaller museum than the Parisian "musts", but it can contain nice surprises. I recently saw the Dreams in the Renaissance exhibit which contained a selection of pieces from Michelangelo, Bosch, and others, curated in an interesting manners. The problem is that it may be pricy for an exhibit that you can complete in a short time,... More

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State of Rio Grande do Sul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

It is always worth checking what is on in the Luxembourg Museum! The curation is impeccable and they bring very interesting subjects and exhibition sets. I saw the Chagall exhibition and recently the "Renaissance et le rêve" exhibition, with works from Bosch, Veronese, El Greco; both amazing! But what I like the most about this museum is that you have... More

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