The Musée du Luxembourg is Paris' oldest public museum, having first opened its doors in 1750 (albeit in another building, the Palais du Luxembourg). It's had many incarnations over the years, but has always held an important place in the city's vibrant artistic life. It was the first museum to organize a group exhibit dedicated to the Impressionist school-- a famed collection that's now permanently housed at the nearby Musee d'Orsay. In recent years, the Luxembourg museum has held major retrospectives on artists including Modigliani, Botticelli, Raphaël, Titian, Arcimboldo, Veronese, Gauguin, and Vlaminck.
Location and Contact Information:
The Musee du Luxembourg is located on the edge of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris' 6th arrondissement (district).
19 rue de Vaugirard
Metro/RER: Saint-Sulpice or Mabillon; or RER Line B to Luxembourg
Tel : +33 (0)1 40 13 62 00
Opening Hours and Tickets:
Open: Every day from 10am-8pm (open until 10pm on Friday and Saturday). The museum is closed on December 25th and May 1st.
Tickets: Last tickets are sold 30 minutes prior to the closure of the exhibition spaces. See current rates here.
Sights and Attractions Nearby the Musée du Luxembourg:
- Jardin du Luxembourg
- Sorbonne University and the Latin Quarter
- The St-Michel Neighborhood
- Musee d'Orsay
- St-Germain-des-Pres district
- La Closerie des Lilas Restaurant and Cafe