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Musée du Luxembourg, Paris

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very pretty exhibition Fantin Latour, well documented. We spent u. very good time in this museum on a human scale!
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  • It's true there was a wait, but I figured that it was because the exhibit on Henri Fantin-Latour had begun only a few days before. Once inside, however, I found the staff polite, the entrance procedur...  read more »
  • great expo! The flowers are as beautiful as his sister-in-law portraits. Henri FANTIN-LATOUR intends to do so. Happens particularly well to make the emotions of one and other. His paintings of group are really interesting: VERLAINE, RIMBAUD, ZOLA. .. Super!
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  • Must see in Paris. Nice selection of art of all style.
  • 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.
  • Marc Chagal is my wife's favorite painter. So when we saw that a number of his works would be on display during our summer trip to France, we had to visit. It's a small museum, and Chagal is still very popular. Therefore, the place was packed! We loved seeing the paintings and etchings. We would have preferred it, however if it were less crowded. Oh well...
  • Beautiful building, didn't get into it
  • Good!
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