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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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be sure to visit. the epitome of art like this is priceless. frankly left a stronger impression than the Louvre. the building itself was a railway station and is preserved in the... read more

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Belgrade, Serbia
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be sure to visit. the epitome of art like this is priceless. frankly left a stronger impression than the Louvre. the building itself was a railway station and is preserved in the original. not as crowded as the Louvre and the setting is more original. You can relax with a coffee at the beautiful cafe located inside. we were here... More 

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Paris, France
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One of my Favourite museums in Paris. Avoid the right side hall of the main floor if visiting with young children as there are some paintings that could disturb young children. I would recommend heading straight upstairs to the impressionist. The roof top has a beautiful view of Paris. The restaurant has a happy hour on Thursday evenings.

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San Jose, California
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the musee d'orsay is excellent with all the impressionists Monet, Cezanne paintings . it is a must for people who loves Monet . It is easy to access by Metro . Once a month , they have free entrance days for everybody .

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Paris, France
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A kind of Mecca for impressionist paintings, in a converted old railway station. Lovely. One of my favourite museums in Paris.

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LOVED this museum. Mostly loved the location/venue, architecture of the train station. Art, sculptures were impressive too. Awfully crowded but well worth the visit. Would go again.

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Walnut, California
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Musee D'Orsay is one of my favorite museums. It's not overwhelming, is easy to get into, is easy to see many fresh exhibits and I love the architecture.

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It's a nice museum, but if you only have a few days in Paris, others might be a better choice. L'orangerie was a nicer experience, the way they displayed the art was superior, also the atmosphere

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Still a full day affair to do it right, but much less intimidating than the Louvre. This museum has a great variety of artists and types of art.

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Seaside, California
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This was recommended by our son as a great museum that was less overwhelming than the Louvre; all true.They had a wonderful exhibition of spiritual art, from Manet to Kandinsky, along with other great paintings in the galleries by Toulouse-Lautrec, Vuillard and many others. The cafe was excellent, the lines weren't bad and the costs were reasonable. Highly recommended.

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The Louvre may have miles of grat art, but it can be daunting. At Orsay you will be face to face with the greatest creations in art history without feeling like you are crowded. The building itself is a work of art and you could visit just for that. But the impressionists are here, along with sculptors, medieval artists, furniture... 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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