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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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One of the best museums in the world. I love going back to see the permanent expositions. The building itself is simply stunning - an old train station- and the way museum is... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best museums in the world. I love going back to see the permanent expositions. The building itself is simply stunning - an old train station- and the way museum is organised makes it easy to move around. Not to missed when in Paris!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent museum Able to do in a half day. Good collection of French painters Less crowded and hectic than the "other" museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had no idea the D'Orsay museum housed the famed Whistlers Mother so I was ecstatic to see it in real life, along with Petit Danseuse and some other famous paintings, including Van Gogh's self portrait. IK was very pleased to see other exhibits as well, including a large collection of Art Nouveau furnishings. We didn't get here until late... More 

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Normandy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building is really pretty and well maintained. The light is incredible and perfect for looking at the art. The layout is easy to follow, not as complicated as its Louvre neighbour. It's a must see.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm in love with impressionism! This gallery blew me away, i was so impressed with the the top artists featured in the exhibit. The beautiful works of art made me fall more in love with Paris. If your a fan of Manet, Monet, Renvoir or Van Gogh give this place a visit, its a great place to walk around and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have wanted to visit this gallery for many years and I was not disappointed. The venue is outstanding - bright, airy, fresh, and without the large crowds of the Louvre. The artwork on display here is far more known to that of the Louvre (obviously the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo are the exceptions) and that are many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw paintings by Renoir, Van Gogh, Gaughan, Monet and others. The museum is well laid out and has an excellent cafe. If travelling by Eurorail (at least from London), the museum is half price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing museum, not to big so you don't get lost like in the huge louvre... Amazing clock inside and some very gorgeous paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had some free time on a Thursday night while on a short trip to Paris. Museum opens late on Thursday so queues around 1700 were short and I only waited about 5 mins. Paid 12€ for entry. Museum is big, smaller than the Louvre do manageable to find highlights with the free map. The building is a former railway station.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my favourite museum / gallery by far in Paris. The architecture inside was absolutely stunning and the Van Gogh exhibits inside were breath taking. The museum was much quieter and much more manageable than a place like the Louvre.

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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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