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“Re-meeting old friends.”
Review of Musee d'Orsay

Musee d'Orsay
Ranked #1 of 1 865 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The D'Orsay Museum makes the most of it's train station building, and encountering the art works we have all seen is books is like meeting old friends that we have really missed. Definitely one of the nicest museums in a city full of great ones.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a wonderful museum in a stunning old location. Hard not to think about it's former life as a railway station and amazing to look at how it has been transformed. The art collection is wonderful and there is absolutely something for everyone.
Views from the old clock locations are stunning, even more so if it is a clear day when you visit.
You do need to be a bit forthright though - when we visited there was a party of tourists who insisted on each standing in front of the clock to pose for individual photos, with blatant disregard for anyone else. They were not too happy when after waiting for ages I finally gave up and as they swapped places I went to the window and took my own photos of the views. They were not happy .... but they were oblivious to the views and only wanted their endless self portrait photos.
Anyway, gripe over.
The art deco/nouveau galleries are beautiful and overlooked really. Don't miss them.
My one disappointment was that they had loaned my dad's favourite painting Le Pie to somewhere in Singapore. It just means we will have to go back again another day.

Thank Jean S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This museum is top notch. It wasn't too crowded and the line moved quickly. The building is almost as great as the artwork. We also ate at the restaurant on the 5th floor which was pretty good.

Thank nproyect
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Wanted to go here but queue was at least two hours or more long gave up which was such a shame as it was one place I really wanted to go to.

Thank MelNorthYorkshire
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the Musee d’Orsay and whilst the entrance queues were ridiculously long, it was worth every minute once we got in. Perfect for fans of artists such as Renoir, Van Gogh and Monet. We didn’t use the restaurant however, it did look lovely. The staff were really helpful too. If you want to view particular piece of art, it’s best to check first because we really wanted to see Whistlers Mother but it is on loan to the Abu Dhabi Louvre at the moment. Ideal for a few hours but keep in mind that the queues are around 1.5 hours - 3 hours long in terms of waiting times.

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