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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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Hours:
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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Beautiful Museum - Both Structure and Displays!

My husband and I really enjoyed visiting this museum. Truth be told, I think my husband liked this one more than the Louvre. I think part of it is because this museum is easier to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed visiting this museum. Truth be told, I think my husband liked this one more than the Louvre. I think part of it is because this museum is easier to tackle than a museum as massive as the Louvre. We strolled for a few hours here, and left feeling like we got a good taste... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum had impressionist pieces and a lovely restaurant. the museum was not too crowded and offered audio tours. would highly recommend the audio tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent an interesting afternoon in this former railway station which now hosts some of the most famous paintings in the world. It is an amazing place and well worth a visit. We preferred it to the Louvre, it can be crowded but we were able to walk straight in during the early afternoon.

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This was our favorite museum in Paris. The structure is lovely. We spent about four hours there. Do not miss it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Musee d'Orsay is the creme of the crop when talking Paris Museums. Wonderfully elegant and classy museum housed in a former railway station. If you love your art then ensure you allow yourself at least 3 hours to visit or perhaps a second visit if you have the time. Visit during the week and mid morning to miss the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There you will find a space which combines huge paintings and huge "names" with elaborated models of Paris, Opera Garnier etc, and spots for refreshing yourself after a nice walk around the museum. I decided to do the tour in 2 terms. First, the ground floor, then a stop to have my lunch, ultimately the second floor. The Museum is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Started at the top floor and made our way down to the main floor. Great art and sculpture exhibits with special exhibits at times. Nice coffee shop for lunch on the main floor. No backpacks allowed but they have a free check. Take your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful collection and lovely lunch in the restaurant. Don't miss the Toulouse Lautrec and, of course, Van Gogh. Museum gets busy, so go early if you can. Also, you can buy tickets in advance for the priority entrance on tiquets.com and skip the line. They didn't even cost more!

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So, we popped into the Orsay at about 12 noon. We had our Paris museum passes and queued for only about ten minutes. We picked up audioguides and set off planning to spend a couple of hours and then go on to something else in the afternoon. In the event, we came out again at about 5.15pm. Frankly, even then... More 

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What a wonderful museum. A must see when in Paris. 1850 to 1950 art so very manageable, unlike the Louvre which is too large to see in a day. Beautiful Paintings!

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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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