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Musée d'Orsay Paris

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Musée d'Orsay Paris

Visit Musée d'Orsay, the art museum in a beautiful old Paris station. Practical information about the museum's history, opening hours, layout, and online tickets can be found at

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Address: 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris
Metro: Solferino stop - Line 12

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  • Tickets Musée d'Orsay from 17 € (Book your tickets)
  • Ages 0 to 24; free entrance for EU residents
  • Free entrance every 1st Sunday of the month

Tip 1: The popular Seine Pass grants access to Musée d'Orsay, Sainte-Chapelle, and a 1-hour Seine River cruise (Book your tickets)

Tip 2: The affordable Paris Museums Pass grants access to the three most popular art museums in Paris: Musée d'Orsay, Musée du Louvre, and Centre George Pompidou (Book your tickets)

Opening hours:
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 09:30 to 18:30
  • Closed on Mondays
Closed: January 1st, December 25th

Musée d'Orsay is a well-known art museum in Paris. It is located in the 7th district, directly on the banks of the Seine, close to the Louvre Museum. The museum’s collection includes artwork by prominent artists like Degas, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Rodin, and Van Gogh. All the pieces in Musée d’Orsay were created between 1848 and 1914.

Visit Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France

Musée d'Orsay is one of France’s largest art museums. Its collection is ordered chronologically, beginning with realism and ending with post-impressionism. The use of a photo or video camera is not permitted inside the museum.

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Musée d’Orsay is one of the most popular museums in Paris and, therefore welcomes a large number of visitors. It is possible to purchase entry tickets in advance. Would you like to book your tickets for Musée d’Orsay now? Please clik here for additional information

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History of Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay is located in an old Paris train station with the name Gare d’Orsay. The beautiful train station was built between 1898 and 1900 for the World Exhibition in Paris. Victor LaLouw was the designer. Until 1939, Gare d'Orsay was used as a train station; in the years that followed, the building had various purposes. In the late 1970s, the decision was made to transform the old station hall into an art museum. The building’s characteristic elements have been preserved as much as possible. The enormous station clock in the museum is a superb example of this.

Sightseeing in Musée d'Orsay

Musée d’Orsay has three floors. The ground floor houses artwork created before 1870. The middle floor has post-impressionist artwork, while the top floor includes impressionist artwork. Each floor has several rooms; often, a room is fully dedicated to a single artist. If you wish to follow the museum's chronological structure, start on the ground floor, then ascend to the top floor, and lastly, visit the middle floor.

Each year, the museum hosts temporary and rotating exhibitions. If you want to learn more about forthcoming exhibitions and view the museum’s schedule, please click here

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How do I get to Musée d'Orsay?

The Paris metro is a convenient and easy way to visit Musée d'Orsay. The museum can be reached via Line 12 at the Solferino stop.

Close to Musée d'Orsay is a boarding point for the Paris Hop-on Hop-off water bus. For additional information, please click here

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