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Musee d'Orsay, Paris

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Located in a former Beaux Arts railway station that was constructed around 1900, Musee d'Orsay features the largest collection of impressionist masterpieces in the world. Some of the most notable paintings on view include "Starry Night Over the Rhone,” by Vincent van Gogh, "The Card Players,” by Paul Cézanne, and “L’Absinthe," by Edgar Degas. The majority of the exhibits are French art that dates from 1848 to 1915, including photographs, paintings, furniture, and sculptures. While tours are not offered in English, there is an interactive floor plan in English that you can access to create a personalized, printable tour of your very own. A visit to Musee d'Orsay represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paris day trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I was only in Paris for 4 days, but I knew this was one of the places on my "bucket list" I had to check out. Make sure to allocate enough time to see everything (and consider that you might have to w...  more »
  • Beautiful facility. You visit pleasantly. Spacious and airy. Impressionist Gallery from shivering. From your wardrobe service, where we had to queue 2 times. Before leaving the heads, and it is, but it again to resume them, mingling with those who had to leave was not the greatest.
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  • From the Termini or multiracial that have graced the picture has come to Japan several times, but, in Japan, Yes from irrelevant seemed, unlike the paintings, seen in Japan.
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  • This is the excellent museum on par with Louvre. Ordered tickets online hoping to save time and avoid lines. Line for folks with tickets on Wednesday on rainy day off season was huge going around several blocks. Came back later around 4pm on the same day and got inside in 30 minutes. Unfortunately museum was closing at 6pm and 90 minutes was quick preview. Museum is set from old railroad station. It's collection of Degas, Monet, Janet, Power to and other famous painters require easy 3-4 hours. This museum is a must to visit while in Paris.
  • The problem with reviewing museums in Paris is that they are all extraordinary. As a huge Degas fan I was in my element. The beauty on display is mind blowing. It is a life affirming experience. From the spectacular architecture to the smallest sketch, joy can be found. Except the cafe is freakishly expensive, and why is there so few toilets?!?
  • Another great museum! I will take away a star based on service (I'll explain). So we got the Museum pass and we went here. There was a bit of a line for even the Fast track. The guy who was allowing people from both the Fast track line and museum member's line was not that great. He would let people go in small batches, which was fine, but then he disappeared for 15 minutes and everyone was getting upset. ------------------------------------------------ Besides that, this place was really cool. We went to go see the Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, and Rodin. If you were tired, there was places to sit and relax on all floors. The exhibits on the top floors (I believe visiting exhibits) were very crowded and at times hard to take pictures. Very cool Museum though!
  • A must visit in Paris, might be better than the Louvre. Queue wasn't too long, all staff very friendly and helpful and the layout of the museum is very good. The building itself is amazing and the art of course is some of the most famous in the world. Def worth the price of entry and I look forward to returning next time I'm in Paris.
  • Wonderful museum with a great selection of beautiful impressionist art! If you like van Gogh, Monet, Manet, etc. You would love this museum!! Reasonable entry price too! They have a cafe here as well and the service was prompt and pleasant and the food was tasty and presented beautifully. All in all the museum is a full day experience that is great for kids as well as adults!
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