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Musee du Luxembourg in Paris

Located within the Jardin du Luxembourg and run by the Senate in conjunction with the Grand Palais, this historical museum that first opened in the 1700s now provides temporary exhibitions on specific themes each year, along with workshops and is also home to an Angelina Tearoom and restaurant.

About the Musee du Luxembourg

The Musee du Luxembourg is located within a building first constructed in the 1800s within the Jardin du Luxembourg, yet having been closed for renovations and a new design by the architect Shigeru Ban, who worked on places such as the Guggenheim in New York, it re-opened its doors in February of 2011.
However, when you look back at the history of the Musee du Luxembourg, you will discover that this was originally housed within the Palais du Luxembourg and was the first gallery in France to open its doors to the public back in 1750.

And although the original collections are no longer a part of this museum in Paris, because they have since be moved to other locations including the Musee du Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay, there are temporary exhibitions you can discover, which are run in conjunction with the French Senate and the Grand Palais.

Now there are on average two, or sometimes three exhibitions each year within the Musee du Luxembourg, and as of spring 2015, one of these was dedicated to the Tudors, which was the first ever exhibition of its kind in France, so no matter when you decide to re-visit this museum, you are no doubt going to experience something different.

Yet, if you fancy enjoying a relaxing coffee break or even an a la carte meal while visiting this museum, then you could enjoy the famous Angelina Tearoom and restaurant, that has become famous for its hot chocolate and pastries.

And this tearoom in Paris is in a unique contemporary setting, but still designed with a turn of the century decor that reflects the history of Angelina from when it first opened on the Rue de Rivoli.  And whether you want one of the signature pastries, a snack or an a la carte meal, then all is possible, either inside or on the terrace, plus you can purchase items to take away and there are even menus specifically dedicated for groups, although you would need to contact Angelina Luxembourg in advance.

Visiting the Musee du Luxembourg Museum in Paris

Now as we have already mentioned, the Musee du Luxembourg is located within the Luxembourg Gardens in the 6th Arrondissement and is very close to numerous other tourist attractions in Paris such as the Medici Fountain and the Palais du Luxembourg.

You will find this museum open virtually every day of the year, except for specific national French holidays, and on a Tuesday through to a Sunday it opens from 10am through to 7pm, yet on a Monday there is a late night opening until 10pm.  But we would like to point out that last entry is 45 minutes prior to closing time, and there is early closing on specific dates such as 24th December.

The cost of entry is approximately €13.50 for adults as of 2015, however, this may vary depending upon the exhibition, yet those that are disabled or under the age of 16 have free entry upon valid proof of entitlement.

There are also audio guides available in French, English and Spanish, which are a cost of €4, plus there is also an induction loop available for those with impaired hearing,  and wheelchairs are available upon request by telephoning +33 (0) 1 40 13 62 00 in advance.

The Musee du Luxembourg also offer guided tours for adults and children over the age of 13 that last approximately 75 minutes, and there is an additional charge for these, not forgetting there are workshops dedicated to chidren between the ages of 6 and 10, although we would like to point out that these are both only available in French.

And when it comes to the Angelina Tearoom and restaurant, this is open to museum visitors from 10am through to 7.30pm, yet on late night openings, it does not close until 11.30pm, if you wish to have an evening meal here.

Now when it comes to getting here via public transport in Paris, the nearest RER station is the Luxembourg stop serving line B, yet the nearest Metro stations are the Saint Sulpice stop serving line 4 and the Mabillon stop serving line 10.

However, the bus numbers 58, 63, 70, 84, 86, 89 and 93 will also get you close by, yet if you have your own vehicle, there are a couple of car parks nearby, plus there are also dedicated disabled parking spaces for badge holders, along with a specific entrance to avoid queues.

Related information on Musee du Luxembourg

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  -  Palais du Luxembourg
  -  History of Palais du Luxembourg
  -  Le Petit Luxembourg Palace
  -  History of Le Petit Luxembourg Palace
  -  Fontaine Medicis
  -  Fontaine de Leda
  -  Theatre des Marionnettes du Jardin du Luxembourg
  -  Eugene Delacroix water fountain
  -  Jardin des Grands Explorateurs
  -  Jardin Marco Polo
  -  Fontaine des Quatre Parties du Monde
  -  Jardin Robert Cavelier de la Salle
  -  Pavillon Davioud
  -  L’Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg
  -  Photos Rose Garden
  -  Photos of flowers in Luxembourg Gardens

Address and Contact Details

Musee du Luxembourg
Jardin du Luxembourg
19 Rue de Vaugirad
Ile de France

Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 13 62 00

Tourist attractions close by

  -  Musee Zadkine
  -  Musee du Service de Sante des Armees
  -  The Pantheon
  -  La Closerie des Lilas
  -  Musee Curie
  -  Maison d’Auguste Comte
  -  Musee de Cluny
  -  Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain
  -  Catacombes de Paris

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