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Musee du Luxembourg

#178 of 845 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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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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Nice Addition to Luxembourg Garden

Luxembourg Museum sits near the entrance to Luxembourg Garden and better to be visited together with it. At the time of my visit it had a very nice exhibition on the Tudor dynasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We like strolling around the Luxembourg Gardens so we were happy to make a long afternoon of our visit by going to the Tudor Exhibition. We had recently visited the National Portrait Gallery in London and thought we might have already seen most of the items, but we hadn't. There was a good mixture of paintings, letters, a costume or... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not a big museum, but the exhibitions they have are excellent. Unfortunately due to the small spece, almost every time their is a big crowd. We have seen a great Chagall exhibition and now the Tudors, both time long waiting time - even with on-line bought tickets, and the buildeing is fully packed.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I visited the museum specifically for The Tudors exhibit. As a Tudors fan I was very excited to visit. Unfortunately I felt the exhibition itself was very limited. There are some beautiful items in the exhibit. I wish there was more. The museum is very clean and air conditioned.

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Luxembourg Museum sits near the entrance to Luxembourg Garden and better to be visited together with it. At the time of my visit it had a very nice exhibition on the Tudor dynasty but I think they change the exhibits from time to time. The admission price was 12 euros.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The location is convenient, and the ticket counter designed by Shigeru Ban with cardboard tube is unusual. That's it. You have toi wait too long to buy the tickets; these tickets are expensive; the collection is small; the agents are not always very efficient.

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Romanel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Well worth a visit. It is the first time that an exhibition of this quality on the Tudors is held outside of the UK. The portraits and manuscripts are exceptional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I went to the Tudor exhibition and liked it very much. The exhibition had an exquisite collection of paintings and artifacts. I also found the audio guide extremely useful as it explained every exhibit in detail along with short historical anecdotes thereby setting the scene for the entire exhibition. I found my visit very informative as I learnt a lot... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We went here to see the exhibition on the Tudors. It was pretty interesting, especially some of the portraits. They did a good job of explaining the history and you got a pretty decent sense of who some of the players were.

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Athens, Greece
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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
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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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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.
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