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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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If you only go to one museum in Paris, this is the one to see. Be sure to give yourself at least a half day.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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If you only go to one museum in Paris, this is the one to see. Be sure to give yourself at least a half day.

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Vienna, Austria
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I got there early when the museum opened and I just loved it. The art gallery was not as overrun as the one in the Louvre and is just as impressive. It is even possible to just sit and take in the art. It is calming and gives out a georgeous view till over to Sacré Coeur. A good thing... More 

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Every time I visit Paris, is a must stop! Besides the beauty of the architectural design of the building and the permanent collection; the exhibitions are flawless and impressive. I witnessed a beautiful one "From Monet to Kandinsky", genius! Highly recommend for new tourists and returning travelers.

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I had the fortune to live in Paris for six months, during that time I from school to work I passed by this museum very often! I love it because is not as big and overwhelming but still it has an incredible art collection. The room that exhibits all the impressionists is just great. The building is kind of a... More 

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Not so many people as in Louvre. It is more relaxing to stroll through this museum. And it has also lots of great art.

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Fourth time to Paris and knew we had to finally visit the d'Orsay - a must in Paris. On the Museum Pass, small line to get in and easy to move about inside. Much prefered our experience here over the Louvre. No crowds to juggle. The building itself is worth the visit. The exhibits cover so many artists. Upstairs offers... More 

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We always visit the Museė d'Orsay when we're in Paris. The stunning Impressionist collection alone makes it one of the top museums in the world. A tip ... if you don't like waiting in line, get the Paris Museum Pass. Hey, it's not much of a tip since you'll probably hear it from just about everyone, but still good advice... More 

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This was my second visit and I loved it even more. Such a stunning collection. The only thing I would do differently is investigate when to go at a more off time with slightly smaller crowds. A Tuesday around 11am was much busier than I remembered. The current "Beyond the Stars" exhibit was wonderful. Fantastically curated, both famous and more... More 

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Great museum and now you can take photos as long as you do not use a flash. Wonderfully laid out and even a lovely place to eat lunch.

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Spend a few hours here and reacquaint yourself with paintings and sculptures your learned about in school. Well worth the visit even if you only want to appreciate the building architecture. don't miss looking out thru Horloge window to view the Seine from a different vantage point

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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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