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Musee du Luxembourg

19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, France (Luxembourg)
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Ranked #88 of 631 Attractions in Paris
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum has an extremely diverse collection of European art but much shorter lines than the Louvre.

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Boulder, Cororado, USA
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193 reviews 193 reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This museum doesn't seem to have a permanent collection, but rather handles temporary exhibits, so one has to check on what's available when you want to visit. We attended the exhibit of impressionists collected and supported by Paul Durand-Ruel. Mr. Durand-Ruel worked hard to support many impressionist painters including Monet, Renoir, Degas, Manet, and a number of others. This particular... More

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Dublin, Ireland
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This exhibition is well worth a visit, particularly if you like impressionist art. Apart from viewing the iconic impressionist art on display the exhibition confirms the importance of 'patrons' for many artists and the fact that art dealers take risks which are generally necessary in order for artists to continue to have funds to produce works of art. The audio... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This museum is located in the northwest corner of the Luxembourg Gardens. It is not always open because it only has special temporary exhibitions. So check the schedule online. We saw the Durand Impressionist show and it was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. Beautifully curated and mounted, with especially great lighting. I guess the experience... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I went to see the Paul Durand-Ruel exhibition, and the impressionist works chosen to illustrate the point of the exhibit were beautiful, some rarely seen; in addition, the audio guide and the explanations were very good. The exhibit demonstrates the "gamble" that Durand-Ruel took, and in doing so, we all won in the end.The museum hosts temporary exhibitions and is... More

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I attended the museum for their impressionist collection, on behalf of Paul Durand-Ruel. The collection that they had of impressionists works is extensive and well laid-out. I highly recommend strolling through the gardens before visiting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A must see for everyone who likes impressionism. Lovely collection of paintings from Renoir, Monet, Sisley and others. A pity we could not come twice.

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

An exhibition of Paul Durand-Ruel owned impressionist art - called 'The gamble of the Impressionists'. Some of the best impressionist paintings from museums in UK, Paris, USA. Not too crowded at the moment, we went on a Sat afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

This remarkable exhibit displays paintings owned and sold by Durand Ruel one of the leading Galleries for Impressionists. Many are masterpieces and most of them are now in museums chiefly in the US. It is rare to see them together however and the show allows you to take photos for the majority of the works. Only draw backs are the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Lovely exhibition of a selection of works collected by Paul Durand Ruel. A lovely space, reflecting the extraordinary foresight of a great 19th century collector. Well worth visiting

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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55 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There currently is an exhibit of impressionist art based upon the collection of one of the genres best known art dealers. It is really a biography of his life with art work representing the artists he supported. You can see art there that have been in private collections or in museums in the US that you may not be able... More

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