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“Great for lovers of Monet, Picasso, VanGogh, etc.”
Review of Musee d'Orsay

Musee d'Orsay
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Semi Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Musee d'Orsay Must-See Tour
Ranked #1 of 1,108 things to do in Paris
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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.
Laconia, New Hampshire
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“Great for lovers of Monet, Picasso, VanGogh, etc.”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

I love the periods represented in the Musee d'Orsee. It's an amazing collection in a wonderful building. It was one of the highlights of my trip and will be one of my first stops on my next trip to Paris!

Visited April 2012
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“Must see the Cheveux Cheris exhibit”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

After three visits, we STILL look forward to The River (a light installation that makes words cascade down the winding walkway in the form of the river). Nothing to dislike in this museum... it is a small one but rivals the Louvre in its tasteful and original exhibitions.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Impressionists make an impression”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Less imposing than its sister across the Seine, the Louvre, the Musee D'Orsay boasts a wonderful collection of impressionist works housed in a beautifully renovated train station. The queues here are also shorter! We wandered the Musee D'Orsay for 2-3 hours, skipping the less important works and letting our eyes linger over the more famous impressionists here - Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Gaugin, Renoir and Degas. We also ate lunch at the main cafeteria here, which is beautifully designed behind one of the building's large clockfaces, with splendid gold lights hanging down. The food was definitely overpriced; in fact, it was more overpriced than other museums I have eaten at in Europe. But it wasn't beyond the realm of affordable and was tasty and quickly served, so we found it worthwhile to eat here before continuing to enjoy the art.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

I like the impressionist section, the rodin, the museum itself as it is one of the most beautiful monument in Paris.

You need a couple of days to really see everything, and to take your time.

I will be back for sure.

Visited February 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Orsay is so beatiful, I prefer than many others!!!!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We took a very nice dinig onThursday evening
Combine a visit to the museum with dinner at the restaurant on Thursday evenings.
Discovery menu at €55 (drinks included): personal service includes cloakrooms and entrance to the museum’s collections. You can also order menu a la carte

Good for people that can not go during the day, because on Thursday is open in the evening, and then you can enjoy an amazing dinner in its magnificent restaurant.

Visited February 2013
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