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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
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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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small but enough

when we went there, there was an impressionism exhibition which was a treasure for me. it wasn't a big museum but a satisfying one. don't miss to walk around the garden after your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Athens, Greece
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117 reviews 117 reviews
47 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a wonderful exhibition mainly of Tudor portraits brought over from many different collections in England. It is a must for all lovers of English history. Well displayed and well lit. The restaurant next to the Museum is also worth a visit.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A beautiful building, friendly helpful staff. The Tudors, was disappointing. Yes, there was some fantastic artwork. Yes there was some fantastic history. But - really- translation into English would be good. I know we are in a France. How many visitors are French speaking? And how many have English as their second or third language. Not worth €12.

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El Paso, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had planned to include England by train on our visit but ended up staying in Paris. This exhibit arrived in France on the 18th of March. WE WENT! It was amazing. A little cramped but once it cleared a bit it was nice to linger infront of the life sized paintings of Henry the 8th, some of his wives,... More 

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Brighton UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The newly restored Holbein of Henry VIII on loan from Petworth (Where I have never seen it!) was on display, many portraits brought together, some of which I have never seen, told a riveting narrative together with various personal articles of the main protagonists. Wow! Really terrific exhibition. Well done Musee du Luxembourg. If you get a chance to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

when we went there, there was an impressionism exhibition which was a treasure for me. it wasn't a big museum but a satisfying one. don't miss to walk around the garden after your visit.

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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

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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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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29 helpful votes 29 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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104 helpful votes 104 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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In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.