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“Wow” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musee d'Orsay

Musee d'Orsay
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Montmartre Art Walking Tour Including Skip-the-Line Musée de l'Orangerie and...
Ranked #1 of 999 things to do in Paris
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Lots to see and worth the wait.
You will need to spend most of the day here to look at everything. Had to wait a long time table in cafe for lunch. Would advise get there early and maybe you will be done by lunch time. The restaurant was beautiful but this also had a long line of people waiting. Cafe was expensive hate to think how over the top restaurant prices were but if I go back I think I would look and see because it would be a one off experience.

Visited February 2012
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“A wow place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

A very beautiful building. With a good quantity of art works.
Reserve some hours and walk with calm to enjoy all things.
Go to the highest floor and take photos through the big clocks.
Before leaving enjoy a good coffee near the exit door.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great things comes in small packages.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

My favorite Paris museum. The masters are all packed inside this bright and airy beaux arts former railway station, the centerpiece of Paris most intimate art collection. A close up look at each painting allows you to examine the brushstrokes of the world's great painters. It also contains one of the most extensive collection of decorative arts. There's no line if you buy a ticket in advance.

Visited July 2011
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Montreal
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“A must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Exquisite collection. There, you will see the famous Bal au Moulin de la Galette by Renoir. It's about the only museum where it is forbidden to take pictures,

Visited September 2011
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Menlo Park, California
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“Excellent Modern Art Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

The converted train station has great charm. The art work is all excellent to see as a group. Would recommend getting some kind of audio guide.

Visited October 2011
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