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Musée du Luxembourg, Paris

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Initially housed in the Palais du Luxembourg, Musée du Luxembourg was the first French art museum to be opened to the public--in 1750. As one of the leading exhibit spaces in Paris, it houses the masterpieces of Botticelli, Raphaël, Titian, Arcimboldo, Veronese, Gauguin, Matisse, Vlaminck, Modigliani, and Lucas Cranach. Much of the work first shown here has found its way into other museums of Paris, including the Jeu de Paume, the Orangerie, and ultimately the Musée National d'Art Moderne and the Musée d'Orsay. Put Musée du Luxembourg on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Paris trip itinerary maker.
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  • Always admiring the detailed tiny brushstrokes of Pissaro, but who knew of his life, his extensive periods, what a talent! The exhibit was well appointed and explained his different life phases along ...  more »
  • nice exhibition for those who like Pissaro. though the museum is small so can be overcrowded quite quickly. it is easy to find by the Luxembourg gardens tickets can be bought in advance if you don't w...  more »
  • What a wonderful exhibit of everyday life! I learned so much about Pissarro's work and family life. Afterwards, you can enjoy the Luxembourg Gardens and have tea sandwiches, coffee and dessert at Ange...  more »
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  • Came here for Pissario's exhibition. Wonderful museum. Nicely layout rooms. Great gift shop. We also ate at the museum restaurant. Not bad for a late lunch. Food was pretty good. I would highly recommend seeing an exhibition here.
  • I've visited several times since the late 1990's, Luxembourg consistently hosts among the very best fine arts exhibitions in Paris at any given time. For several years, with a small child, I'd plan at least half a day for my child and myself to enjoy the gardens, playgrounds, fountain, marionettes, garden cafe and fine art. Beautiful in every season
  • We went to Musee du Luxembourg on our recent Paris trip and I was delightfully surprised. My wife likes still lifes. I'm usually agnostic. But the exhibit by Henri Fantin-Latour was excellent. I hd never heard of this artist and I was quite impressed by the range of his talent. Highly recommend that you go see this exhibit.
  • It's garden is very nice, but I just don't understand art enough to appreciate it all that well.
  • This museum is marvelous should visit