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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
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Tue - Wed 09:30 - 18:00
Thu 09:30 - 21:45
Fri - Sun 09:30 - 18:00
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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Super impressionism. Great gallery!

I'm in love with impressionism! This gallery blew me away, i was so impressed with the the top artists featured in the exhibit. The beautiful works of art made me fall more in... read more

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm in love with impressionism! This gallery blew me away, i was so impressed with the the top artists featured in the exhibit. The beautiful works of art made me fall more in love with Paris. If your a fan of Manet, Monet, Renvoir or Van Gogh give this place a visit, its a great place to walk around and... More 

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I have wanted to visit this gallery for many years and I was not disappointed. The venue is outstanding - bright, airy, fresh, and without the large crowds of the Louvre. The artwork on display here is far more known to that of the Louvre (obviously the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo are the exceptions) and that are many... More 

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We saw paintings by Renoir, Van Gogh, Gaughan, Monet and others. The museum is well laid out and has an excellent cafe. If travelling by Eurorail (at least from London), the museum is half price.

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Amazing museum, not to big so you don't get lost like in the huge louvre... Amazing clock inside and some very gorgeous paintings.

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Had some free time on a Thursday night while on a short trip to Paris. Museum opens late on Thursday so queues around 1700 were short and I only waited about 5 mins. Paid 12€ for entry. Museum is big, smaller than the Louvre do manageable to find highlights with the free map. The building is a former railway station.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my favourite museum / gallery by far in Paris. The architecture inside was absolutely stunning and the Van Gogh exhibits inside were breath taking. The museum was much quieter and much more manageable than a place like the Louvre.

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First of all, book ahead or come early. There's so much to see, you won't want to waste time queueing. This beautiful former railway terminus makes an excellent open space for displaying the sculpture which takes centre stage, with clever internal walls and floors to display the work of the great impressionists such as Monet and Manet. (We didn't have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Musee d'Orsay is a must visit for modern art lovers. Love the Monet collections. Avoid going on Tuesday, since the Louvre closes on Tuesday. Everybody visits d'Orsay. We passed by Tuesday and the line was very long

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I wish we had more time to spend here. I cant wait to go back! So many impressionists are here, also Toulouse letrec and Van Gogh. Other types of art as well. We also had a spectacular lunch at the cafe. There is a lot of seating and open space to take in the art or even read a book.... More 

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This is one museum you have to visit in Paris!! The collection of art work from Chegal, Degas, Monet, Manet, Picassaro, Van Gogh, Picasso, Sisley, Rodin.....the sculptures, the antiquities....it is all amazing! We spent approx 4 hours here. Tried to buy the tix on line before hand but were unsuccessful. Buy the combo tix with Musee Rodin as this is... 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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