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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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Today
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
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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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Loved the Architecture!

I enjoyed the architecture and views from this old train station..especially view through the clock.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I enjoyed the architecture and views from this old train station..especially view through the clock.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a good art museum, particularly if you like the impressionists. It is fairly easy to get around even at the height of the summer as we did. Lots to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I think this museum for art lovers because we saw real Frech art here. this museum have collection of very designed painting and old culture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very nice museum. One can see the history of art played out in some fine examples. My favorite was the statue of the polar bear.

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Traveling with family and mixing lots of hours spent at museums is tricky. The Louvre was so vast for my teens that I have photos of them resting in the window area benches. This Museum was easier to navigate, had some cool interactive features, and of course, contained the masters and their famous pieces for all to enjoy!

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Spacious and light. This museum has enough space to make it feel not-so-crowded even on a busy day. The collection is reasonable to visit in a few hours and many pieces are recognizable to many Americans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Regardless if you are an art lover, seeing these impressionist paintings that you have grown to seeing in pop culture will bring you emotional responses that you won't expect. The architecture alone is worth the trip to this wonderful museum. We also had a light lunch at the cafe and it was wonderful. Seeing Van Gogh's work in person was... More 

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The Musee d'Orsay is directly across the Seine from the Louvre but the experience is a world apart. Although the Musee d'Orsay is a large museum, it has the intimate feel of a private gallery. In peak tourist season, on a rainy day when people were seeking indoor activities, we still found ourselves nearly alone with significant works of art.... More 

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Despite not being as well known as the Louvre, the d'Orsay has a beautiful collection of Van Gogh, Monet, etc. the building itself is beautiful, a former train station.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like Impressionism this is the museum to visit. The old train station is full of beautiful exhibits. We spent most of an afternoon and wished we could have seen more but our time was limited. The building is an art piece all of its own.

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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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