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Musee d'Orsay

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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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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
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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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This is an amazing gallery. Not too big to overwhelm but large enough. Diverse collection. Start up on the 5th floor with the Impressionist and Post Impressionist paintings... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing gallery. Not too big to overwhelm but large enough. Diverse collection. Start up on the 5th floor with the Impressionist and Post Impressionist paintings. As energy allows, move down and peruse the other works. There is a good scultpure and furniture collection as well. There are places for food or drinks - a fancy and less... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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The old indoor royal "tennis court" called Jeu de Paume, in the Tuileries Gardens near Place de la Concorde, housed the Impressionist collection until Orsay opened in 1986. The paintings are the same, but back then you were able to see all of them together in a relatively small and light-filled, intimate space which didn't represent an endurance test (and... More 

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No queues, easy access, good range of exhibits but Impressionists obviously the star attraction. A little difficult to find out where things were at first but ascending to the fifth floor gave access to these paintings and provided a good view of where everything else was.This also provided great views of Montmarte opposite. Didn't try the cafes because the queues... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A stunning architectural gem housing an amazingly accessible collection. A wide variety of treasures including the expected Impressionists. An unexpected treat? The collection of Art Nouveux furniture and some very cool Rodin pieces. As far as museums go...my clear favorite in Paris

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To me , is the Second best Museum in Paris ( the First is Louvre). There are many big painters one close by one. It's smaller than Louvre and very cosy Museum....The Museum was a train station, its very beautiful to take pictures. Don't Lost!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum has an outstanding array of art from many masters. A great rainy day or cold day destination. Can be crowded so if you can go early....it's more leisurely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is located at an old railway station and what a beautiful station! You can find different kind of art in the museum, paintings, sculptures, furniture and other items. Ótrúlega skemmtilegt safn sem er í gamalli lestarstöð, alveg ótrúlega fallegri. Þar er hægt að finna málverk, styttur, húsgögn og fleira.

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You can go thinking in a quick visit... but it's imposible... you can stay there the full day. If you love impressionism you need to go. But you don't have only pictures, beautiful sculptures, mockups, stained glass windows...

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Louvre was closed and so we went to the Musee d'Orsay ... which turned out to be the better of the two choices for us. Wonderful collection of French Impressionists and a special exhibition of the Deuxieme Empire. Be sure to go all the way to the top for a fun view of the Sacre Coeur through the clock.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

BEST collection of Impressionism art...anywhere! Absolutely a wonder to stroll the halls. The cafeteria is actually very good for a break in your visit too.

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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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