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Musee du Luxembourg

#147 of 912 things to do in Paris
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Address: 19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, France
Phone Number: 1-42-34-28-64
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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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Fragonard's last day!

The musee is small and the exhibition was crowded(its last day) but there was no wait, so we entered. Well worth the visit, as it was an introduction to Fragonard and his era... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The musee is small and the exhibition was crowded(its last day) but there was no wait, so we entered. Well worth the visit, as it was an introduction to Fragonard and his era, before the revolution. Well done!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This exhibition includes a number of iconic paintings from Fragonard. It attempts to put them in context with the various art trends of the period. Not too many outstanding works are on view. The emphasis on libertinage appears designed to draw crowds. I was expecting more and better paintings.

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Thank MILOUW
paris
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Although not a big fan of Fragonard I succumbed to the temptation... So I went, the exhibition is well done and many details are given but the main problem is the number of people they let in at the same time and the guided tour that takes place as well. The result being a long wait if one wants to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This museum isn't part of the Museum Pass, and I'd pass on this museum if I had the chance for a do-over. It's quite small, and not really worth the price of admission.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This exhibition caught my eye as we past it on the way back from the Cluny Museum. It was still open and as I had recently seen his "Girl on a Swing" at the Wallace Collection, I was curious to see what else he had painted. I was glad that I had made the effort. Very interesting to see his... More 

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Thank Jo C C
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Jean-Honoré Fragonard's work, sub-titled Amoureux Galant et Libertin at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris is worth the visit. He was the 'filthy beast' of royalist, pre-Revolutionary France. And, to an extent, looking down girls' camisoles and up their skirts epitomised, more than the work of any other artist, the debauchery and decadence that helped spark the Revolution. Although he... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Went to see the exposition of Fragonard. Truly amazing and inspiring. Would love to go again. The audio guide was superb, made it all so comprehensive and meaningful. And as a treat you get to walk in the parc du Luxembourg, which is a treat as well.

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Thank dbeems
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We were lucky to be able to see this exhibit of Fragonard in this small museum attached to the Luxembourg Gardens. It has painting and drawing assembled from a number of museums and private collections. The descriptions are all in French, but there are English brochures as well as English audio guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

A small. intimate museum, with an outstanding choice of exhibitions (the last we saw was "Fragonard in Love") always very well curated. To complete your visit a stroll in the lovely gardens is a must. My only complaint - one of the few museums in paris which prohibits photography.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Love Letter, The Lock, The Stolen Kiss and many more bright yet delicate paintings, drawings, illustrations.. numerous amorous pursuits, naughty girls and touching love scenes depicted by artist emblematic of his time. Be sure to pick up pamphlet by the entrance, with English or other language explanations if needed, as the texts are in French. Photography is allowed, with... More 

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