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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
09:30 - 18:00
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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

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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Established museum in amazing setting

This is one of Paris's best-known museums, with a huge, varied collection, including wonderful impressionist paintings and ancient Greek sculptures. The setting, within an... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is one of Paris's best-known museums, with a huge, varied collection, including wonderful impressionist paintings and ancient Greek sculptures. The setting, within an enormous old train station, is particularly striking. It's easy to take breaks and appreciate the spaces within the building. This museum feels more manageable than the Louvre, which can be quite overwhelming. If you have a... More 

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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What I love about d'Orsay is that you can go nose to nose with numerous well known paintings by Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, and many others. Take you r time to see pieces from your art history books up close from every angle, breathtaking! It is not hidden behind plate glass, blocked by railings like some other places. The space... More 

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Tysons Corner VA
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We were surprised to find long lines on a Tuesday morning, but once inside it is easy to see the popularity of this place. We especially enjoyed the special exhibition -- Bazile -- but otherwise I could not escape the impression that the place is just overstuffed with, um, stuff. Don't get me wrong, there are wonderful works here. The... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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It's a great museum to visit if you have a small amount of time in Paris. If you enjoy impessionists and post-impressionist painters, the 5th floor is worth the trip. Easy access from the HOHO bus.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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A definite place to visit Great old station building Worth this alone to see Lots of excellent paintings from all the famous names. So much to see -

Colchester, United Kingdom
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great collection; impressionism and post-impressionism, and good restaurant (see clock) and tea rooms.

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If you are not an art lover or are not interested in it then this museum can be given a miss. The entry is 12EUR pp only for the museum and in case you want a combined ticket with Rodin Museum or Orangine then that is around 16 EUR. The good part was that we did not have to wait... More 

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I visited the Musee d'Orsay yesterday, later in the afternoon, and was very impressed. The best thing about the Musee d'Orsay is the feeling of being immersed in art in a very personable way, and the sense that the museum is manageable and not overwhelming, like the Louvre. The way that the exhibits are laid out makes you feel like... More 

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Take your time like I did and walk slowly through the galleries of impressionism and post-impressionism. There are so many great paintings that it is hard to single out any. I also enjoyed seeing paintings that I had seen before in books. Try to have lunch and rest as I did. The great sculptures on the main floor of the... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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New galleries added to the Impressionists to fit in a new donation of Vuillard and Bonnard paintings - fabulous

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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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