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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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Hours:
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
Description:

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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Lovely little museum

Not as big as the Louvre, but still just as lovely. It had a very nice atmosphere. A big collection of classic pieces as well as those maybe lesser known. A very enjoyable way to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not as big as the Louvre, but still just as lovely. It had a very nice atmosphere. A big collection of classic pieces as well as those maybe lesser known. A very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. The building is just as impressive as the art it holds.

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Orlando, Florida
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Wonderful impressionist artists works on display. They offer free admission on certain days of the month. Worth checking out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big place, great to wonder around and peruse the Masters...... Ist time ive been up that close to some of the best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

holding 6 days museum pass, the reason pass the wonderful musee out ? no way! could enjoyed it better if planed well ahead .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love Impressionism you will be in heaven. Also lovely art nouveau section, and amazing statues.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Between the impressionists collection, the sculpure garden and the building, an old, converted railway station, this is one of the great museums of any sort. We bought our tickets online and had no wait for entry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely a place you should not miss when in Paris if you are an Art aficionado. The space is an old train station, so the galleries are large, wide and airy, with the 'objets' and hangings very well spaced and laid out. The 5th floor was my favourite, being the Impressionist area, but everything is beautiful, especially the statuary on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a gorgeous museum with many amazing and familiar and not so familiar works of art. There is a line to get in, but purchasing your tickets in advance helps. Also, be prepared to have the security personnel look in your bags. Finally, the restaurant was great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here on the first Sunday of the month as it is free to enter (as is the customer for all museums in Paris). The queue was huge and we were hoping it would be worth the 45 minute wait. We headed straight to the top floor and were absolutely bowled over by the paintings, Monet, Renoir etc. Will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't forget to do the top floor, lots of beautiful paintings from Gauguin and Manet are hanging there. Plus there is a terrace from where you have a good view over the Seine river.

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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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