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Musée du Luxembourg, Paris

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Art Museum
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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  • We attended a Pissarro exhibition at the Musee du Luxembourg. It was the first day of the presentation and we were expecting long lines. There were lines but they moved at a steady pace. There is an e...  more »
  • This museum only houses special exhibitions --no permanent collection. Whilethere, we saw a lovely Pissarro show that is well worth the visit. The setting is lovely and charminng and the chance to fin...  more »
  • Interesting exhibition in a museum well located near the Luxembourg Garden. If we want to avoid queuing it is worth booking before on the Internet. The visit is not too rushed but must certainly pay attention to the dates for those who do not have too many time constraints because many of the paintings are relatively small. Finally the signage is sometimes just a little: little confusion between the father and his children sometimes!
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  • Current exhibit is Fantin-Latour. Wonderful, wonderful.
  • Must see in Paris. Nice selection of art of all style.
  • Pleasant, small, changing exhibits, free.
  • Beautiful building, didn't get into it
  • This museum only had about 30 works of art and about 20 artifacts in total. The entrance was €12 and €4 for the audio guide. €16 total. When I reached the end, I thought I will find several more room and artifacts but that was not the case. I was at the exit. :-( If I knew how small it was, I would have gone to le Louvre again and visit the other 2 floors I wasn't able to see on my first visit. If you are on a budget, DO NOT COME HERE. I would have preferred spent this money in a nice meal sitting at a nice restaurant any day of the year. If you have tons of money to throw away, then come here. It took me 40 minutes to go through the entire museum and I listened to every description of every painting from the audio guide. This place is 1000 sqt. I paid €16 with audio guide at the Louvre and I walked 18 km for 6 hours straight inside and I was not able to see it all. So as I said, better to go to the Louvre a 2 nd times and enjoy all the floors than leave the Louvre without seen it all and come to this museum that has very very very little to offer. I will price the entrance of this museum to €1 when compared to el Prado in Madrid or Le Louvre in Paris. I'm not saying that what's inside it not nice nor that it doesn't worth your time to see. What I'm saying is that it is super super super overpriced for what you get to see inside.