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Musée du Luxembourg
19 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, France
Visit one of Paris’ leading art spaces independently and admire works by artists and photographers such as Vivian Maier and Nisa Villers. There’s no permanent collection at the Musée du Luxembourg, so even return visitors will find something to enjoy, and most visitors like to pair a stop at the museum with a stroll in the Jardin du Luxembourg. The Musée du Luxembourg can also be seen on select hop-on hop-off bus tours.
Things to Know Before You Go
The museum hosts an outpost of Paris’ celebrated Angelina tea room, which is famous for its hot chocolate and signature Mont-Blanc pastry.
The Musée du Luxembourg is fully accessible for visitors with reduced mobility; free admission for disabled visitors is also offered.
Audio guides are available via a smartphone app that can be downloaded for a small additional fee.
How to Get There
The Musée du Luxembourg is located on the edge of the Jardin du Luxembourg, in Paris’ sixth arrondissement. Take Métro Line 4 to Saint-Sulpice, or ride the RER B to the Gare du Luxembourg. The museum is served by bus routes 58, 84, and 89. It's also easily accessible on foot, by Vélib’ bike, or by car and taxi.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily, from 10:30am to 7pm, though extended hours are typically offered Monday and Friday. Note that the Musée du Luxembourg is closed between exhibitions and on Christmas Day (December 25).
Art in Paris
Paris is an art lover's dream destination, replete with galleries, museums, and exhibitions both permanent and temporary. While options including the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Cluny Museum are perhaps obvious (and best accessed with convenient skip-the-line tickets), don't miss smaller artsy offerings such as the free-to-enter Petit Palais and the Cernuschi Museum for Asian Art.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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