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Musee du Luxembourg

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Address: 19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, France
Phone Number: 1-42-34-28-64
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This museum has an extremely diverse collection of European art but much...

This museum has an extremely diverse collection of European art but much shorter lines than the Louvre.

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Interesting “Masterpieces from Budapest” Exhibition

My wife and I had never been to the Musée du Luxembourg until recently when we saw the “Masterpieces from Budapest” exhibition. When we entered the museum, we were each given a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Santa Rosa, California
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vancouver, b.c.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is now closed for renovation till September 14. I had this planned for the end of the day for my tour of Monparnasse. A long wander in the Jardin de Luxumberg eased my disappointment. If you check the museum's website, you need to look closely for this rather important bit of information. Enjoy your visit in September. I... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had never been to the Musée du Luxembourg until recently when we saw the “Masterpieces from Budapest” exhibition. When we entered the museum, we were each given a brochure with a simple map laying out the type of art displayed in each of eight rooms of the exhibition. Other reviewers have complained that the museum is... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The current Budapest exhibition is overpriced. Budapest galleries have lent this museum only a small number of artworks, but this museum charges visitors 12 euros for this exhibition. The Louvre is only 3 euros more expensive but has many more exhibits to see. If you are on a tight budget, you'd better skip this exhibition. Those artworks themselves are of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Went for the temporary exhibition of the Chefs d'oeuvres of Budapest. The paintings were very well disposed and lit. The information was quite self explanatory on the history and the painting. Shop with enough publications on the event. 90 minutes were enough to see the exhibition.

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Viroflay, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Located on rue Vaugirard in the Luxembourg gardens .At the moment les chefs d'ouvres de Budapest featuring works by Durer,Greco, Tiepolo Manet etc. Other exhibits in past years : Fragonard, Chagall, Paris de l'impressionisme, Renaissance and Reve . For art lovers well worth the visit with the added value of being right in the Luxembourg gardens and next to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

From time to time, the Luxembourg Museum holds temporary exhibitions. Some of them are really good and some of them just ok. From now until 10 July, there's an exhibition called "Masterpieces of Budapest". In my opinion, not all paintings and sculptures on display are strictly masterpieces. Still, it's a very good opportunity to admire some nice artworks from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Just went to the exhibition on a rainy Monday afternoon and although it is quite an interesting selection of paintings from Cranach to Monet, the showing is a bit disappointing. Too many centuries in a few rooms. On the positive side I discovered Hungarian paintings, also quite nice that we can take photos (without flash), not so nice are the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We did this visit in July 2013. What a wonderful find when venturing around Paris! Firstly we wandered through the beautiful gardens and luckily saw the signs advertising the Chagall exhibition. In peak tourist seaso we imagines we would need to line up in a long queue in the sun . However we waited for about 15 minutes and were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

The Musee du Luxembourg holds no permanent collection. Instead it has served as the site for some excellent temporary exhibitions since 2000. I have enjoyed many of them but am disappointed in the current "Masterpieces of Budapest." It features 80 paintings, drawings and sculptures from the city's Museum of Fine Art (currently being renovated) and the Hungarian National Museum. For... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

My wife and I often go to the Musee du Luxembourg, because it is only a five minute walk from our apartment. The special painting exhibitions are usually excellent. Unfortunately, the exhibition of works from the Museum of Budapest was not particularly interesting for us. There were too many renaissance religious paintings for our taste and too many conventional paintings.... More 

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