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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  • August 6, 2017
    We sort of accidentally saw this by walking in an open door to the Gardens. We thought it connected to the Palace. Anyways enjoyed the paintings but soon walked back out. Great setting for an art muse...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Beautiful exhibition in the Museum. I knew little about Pissaro before seeing this show. It is organized so that we can understand man, his family, his convictions and his painting. A close painter of nature. Today it would be an amazing photographer. I really liked this ability to painter the same scene at different times of the day, of the year and under different skies.
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  • July 14, 2017
    the Luxembourg Museum offers us yet an interesting exhibition devoted to Pissarro, the best-known of the Impressionists but one of the more interesting this exhibition dedicated to the period spent Pissarro in Eragny shows us a painter attached to the campaign, to simple things rural, to the daily of nature beauties explanations mentioned throughout the course gives us additional information and caught by the universe of the artist a great success for a beautiful exhibition
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  • May 31, 2017
    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.
  • March 24, 2017
    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
  • February 10, 2017
    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.
  • January 11, 2017
    It's garden is very nice, but I just don't understand art enough to appreciate it all that well.
  • September 19, 2016
    Current exhibit is Fantin-Latour. Wonderful, wonderful.

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