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Musee d'Orsay

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Address: 1, Rue de la Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 40 49 48 14
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 9:30 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This beautiful museum, once a railroad station, now houses a staggering...

This beautiful museum, once a railroad station, now houses a staggering collection of Impressionist art, as well as other items created between 1848 and 1914. In 2011, the museum is running a renovation of the top floor (impressionist gallery). Only ground and medium floor are accessible. The top floor will re-open on the 20th of October. Meanwhile, some impressionist masterpieces are not visible.

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Fantastic building and architecture!

Didn't get a chance to go inside but it is just a magnificent building to gander at! We viewed it from the river and from the street!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't get a chance to go inside but it is just a magnificent building to gander at! We viewed it from the river and from the street!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some wonderful great art here, and it's kind of cool that this is built into an old railroad station, but the layout makes it difficult to keep track of what you've seen and not miss going into some galleries as one moves around the building. The sculptures in the center are hard to appreciate in the noise and flow of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building itself is something to see as it was originally a railway station, inaugurated in 1900. Beautifully transformed. I think because of it's simple but very nice lay-out, we enjoyed it more than the Louvre. We purchased the audio guide but the descriptions for each piece are very long and after a few pieces we seldom used it. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There was no ticket line at noon although Paris is less busy due to the August holidays. Unlike the Louvre which is daunting, crowded and 20 times larger, Musee D'orsay is wonderfully contained and it's easier to really look at the artwork. Next time I go, I will try the 5th floor cafe that has the huge clock window for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upon first visiting, I found the museum to be somewhat confusing in its layout. But we opted for the Curator's Tour, which unlocked the logic of the layout. The curator unveiled connections between canvases and the art that led into and out of the Impressionist era. Truly eye opening. This tour was inexpensive (6 Euro per person I believe) yet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like paintings that make you feel light and happy, and have very limited time, I'd skip the Louver for this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Two of the world’s finest collections of Renoir masterpiece! Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie. I love both of them. Musée d'Orsay is much bigger. It means Musée d'Orsay houses various arts. The Musée d’Orsay, one of the world’s most respected art galleries. It is located in on the left bank of the Seine river. The museum holds mainly French... More 

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Best tip was to go up to see the impressionists first as soon as you arrive in the morning (5th floor) then work your way down to the other exhibits. It will take your breath away!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is an amazing art museum, one of the best in Paris. I like this museum more than Louvre. Even if we had a museum pass, the line was long, but once we were inside, it was not so crowded. The museum is filled with the world famous amazing artworks, like Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh and more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This has some of the finest paintings ever - and in a manageable size. You can see it all and still have time to do lots more in this wonderful city.

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With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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