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Musée du Luxembourg, Paris
(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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  • I highly recommend the exhibition on Henri Fantin-Latour which will go on until 12 February 2017. It features many impressive works by the great artist. I went in a Friday evening when the museum clos...  more »
  • The Fantin Latour work justified a monographic exhibition? It begs the question, but it is legitimate to answer in the affirmative if you appreciate this time. What seems less justifiable to me are the comments that accompany almost every table. A pseudo psychological analysis of the intentions of the artist that are based on nothing. Pictorial remarks bordering (euphemism) the joke. If the aim is to entertain the visitors, bravo. And what about learned tone of the (of the?) specialist who understood everything: ulterior motives behind the self-portraits, the reasons for the choice of such flower rather than another, the feelings of those which we discover the portrait,... More embarrassing still often rave reviews that give the impression to justify exposure.
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  • Is the ideal suite of Bazille exhibition being held in Montpellier and soon in Paris: everything you love was there: there was something of the Flemish painting: portraits of bourgeois dressed in black with a white neck reminder and flowers as in Holland. And of course the speciality of Fantin-Latour: group portraits. Wagnerian delusions aren't too in our tastes, however, may appeal to others.
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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.