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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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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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Spent a lot of time on the 5th floor viewing the impressionists display with a very knowledgeable tour guide who spoke English very well.Nice Resturant in museum.Good air... read more

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Spent a lot of time on the 5th floor viewing the impressionists display with a very knowledgeable tour guide who spoke English very well.Nice Resturant in museum.Good air conditioning on very hot August day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being an art lover....this made my day, to see up close the amazing works of Van Gogh and Monet and Renoir and many others....went early (9.00am on a Saturday) and was nearly first in queue.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were showing our granddaughter Paris. So we picked all of the great sites to show her. The Musee d'Oray is one of the best in the world. The building itself is worth seeing as is the clock. I would not think of missing it while in Paris especially showing someone else the sights.

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We chose d'Orsay instead of the Louvre as it is smaller and you can see more in a short time. We had a private guide which helped as well. I'm not sure that she agreed with our choice but it was spectacular and had a tremendous variety of superb art.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one our best experiences in Paris. To see the artworks of some of the most famous artists in history takes your breath away. Just be ready for crowds but that's totally understood in a museum as great as this one. Would go again in an instant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Orsay allows you not only to see the beauty of art (and see the beauty of Van Gogh's art in full swing) but also walk in what used to be a train station, and imagine yourself there, it has art pieces of every kind that will let you wishing for more time there, recomend it to pretty much everybody, whenever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even if you're not into the art...say you're being dragged here...you have to see the view of Paris from the roof and visit the clock a the top. The only disappointment: The wing harboring the "Origin of the World" was shut. We were unable to mentally destroy our ten year old daughter with that unbelievably beautiful but, to a ten... More 

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Busteni, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only for art lovers!!!Very interesting, everything!I could spend days and days here... I am in love of impresionists, Van Gogh, Gaugain, and here I found a lot of their paintings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My first impression was: it's a mini Louvre. This museum has ancient statues and lots of paintings. Just the paintings are in different style, compared to the Louvre. If you are European Union citizen under 25, you can visit museum for free. I just wish they would show something from the time, when it was a train station. Now it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had high expectations for this museum, and they were met and exceeded. Unbelievable collection of 19th and early 20th century artworks, with another masterpiece lurking around every corner, not to mention the building itself, which was stunning. We spent an entire day here and managed to take in most of the highlights, which was possible here (unlike the Louvre).... More 

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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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