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Musee d'Orsay

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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Address: 1, Rue de la Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 40 49 48 14
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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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This is an amazing and unique experience.

Take at least 3 hours of time and relax. You can stay there whole afternoon just saring at art around you.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take at least 3 hours of time and relax. You can stay there whole afternoon just saring at art around you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent environment and wonderful art exhibitions focusing on the Impressionists. I recommend to get a pass, or log on to the internet so that you avoid the queues. There is a possibility to retrieve excluding discounts and preferential access.

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you don't want to stand in line at the Louvre this is a great place. Nice selection of works by the great ones.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So this time, based on a TripAdvisor review we had lunch in the Restaurant here: Fantastic! What a beautiful room and delicious food

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Guelph, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed the building and architecture as much as the art. What a fantastic place. Well worth the time to see some of the classics.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of Paris's best-known museums, with a huge, varied collection, including wonderful impressionist paintings and ancient Greek sculptures. The setting, within an enormous old train station, is particularly striking. It's easy to take breaks and appreciate the spaces within the building. This museum feels more manageable than the Louvre, which can be quite overwhelming. If you have a... More 

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What I love about d'Orsay is that you can go nose to nose with numerous well known paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, and many others. Take you r time to see pieces from your art history books up close from every angle, breathtaking! It is not hidden behind plate glass, blocked by railings like some other places. The space... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were surprised to find long lines on a Tuesday morning, but once inside it is easy to see the popularity of this place. We especially enjoyed the special exhibition -- Bazile -- but otherwise I could not escape the impression that the place is just overstuffed with, um, stuff. Don't get me wrong, there are wonderful works here. The... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a great museum to visit if you have a small amount of time in Paris. If you enjoy impessionists and post-impressionist painters, the 5th floor is worth the trip. Easy access from the HOHO bus.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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A definite place to visit Great old station building Worth this alone to see Lots of excellent paintings from all the famous names. So much to see -


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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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