An absolute must-see for art-novices and connoisseurs alike, Musee D’Orsay deserves all the attention it receives. The museum boasts of an impressive collection of Impressionist art. Artistes like Jean-Francois Millet, Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Rodin & his muse, Camille Claudel are represented at the museum. Some of the most jaw dropping works of art of 19th century are exhibited at the D’Orsay.
The museum used to be a railway station till 1960s until it was completely abandoned and eventually restored as one of the most celebrated museums in the world. Visitors get an insight on the birth of modern painting and sculpture, design and photography. Don’t miss Manet’s On the Beach and Van Gogh’s pompous self portraits! Musee D Orsay Paris tourist attraction added in 1 Day Paris trip Itinerary.
The spectacular Musee D’Orsay is a museum which holds a very impressive array of works by Impressionist artists like Van Gogh, Monet, Jean-Francois Millet and the likes. The tickets for Musee D’Orsay are very reasonably priced and can be bought on the spot. But, being a popular attraction it is better to buy tickets for Musee D’Orsay online. Our ticketing portal gives information about Musee D’Orsay ticket prices as well as providing combo offers for Musee D’Orsay tickets along with tour options of the same.
- You can team your visit to this museum with a tour of the nearby National Museum of Legion of Honour & Orders of Chivalry.
- To avoid extremely long and tedious lines for tickets, it’s advisable to pre-purchase your tickets. Or opt for a museum pass.
- Holders of Paris City Passport are allowed free entry to the museum.
Concession Tickets (8.50€):
- For 18-25 year olds who are not citizens or long-term residents of an EU member state.
- For everyone from 4: 30 pm (except Thursdays).
- For everyone on Thursday evenings, from 6:00 pm.
Entry is Free:
- For everyone on first Sunday of the month.
- Under 18 years.
- 18-25 year olds who are citizens or long-term residents of an EU member state.
- Disabled visitors with one extra person.
- Unemployed visitors.
- Holders of a Paris Museum pass
- Carte blanche cardholders.
- Members of the Societe des Amis du Musée d'Orsay or of American Friends of the Musee d'Orsay.
- Nearest Bus Stop: Musee D’Orsay (RER C)
- Asemblee Nationale (M12)
- Solferino (M12)
- Nearest Metro: Solferino and Rue De Bac
There are two cafes and one restaurant in the museum.
- Tabac D’Orsay
- Les Climats
- Le Royal Orsay
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67.9% of people who visit Paris include Musee D Orsay in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
41.96% of people start their Musee D Orsay visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Musee D Orsay
60.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musee D Orsay
If you like art, it's the right place to go. They have a huge Picasso exhibit going on in fall 2018 and if you're into that type of stuff it's great. But they've got a ton of stuff from Van Gogh and Picasso, to sculptures, to miniature playhouse engineering modules (which were really cool). It's cool. Enjoy it. Perhaps buy tickets ahead of time so you don't have to wait in line.
This is a classic museum in Paris in an old train station which makes it cool just to look at. We went straight up the escalators to the fifth floor to see the clock windows and the paintings of the Impressionists. We wandered a little bit through the Greek and Roman statues. This museum is much smaller than the Louvre. We spent about 1.5 hours here, and our daughter was all done.
Great museum! It can definitely get busy so get there early in the morning to avoid the lines. The Rick Steve's audio tour gives a tour of the museum with great highlights. Be sure to make sure to check out the other rooms because after the tour you can miss a lot if you don't wander around. The cafe at the top had quite a line so we weren't able to try. I prefer a picnic by the river.
It is a must see if you go to Paris. The Impressionist Paintings are the main draw but the building itself is an architectural gem. It is not a large museum and the wait times to get in can feel like forever in the high-season. Check to make sure the exhibit you are interested in is open however. The museum changes regularly.
We had a fantastic experience at Musee d'Orsay. It was definitely worth the time spent there. Great museum with great history. We lost one of our personal items during our visit and we were pleasantly surprised to find it waiting for us at the reception. I recommend this if you are visiting France.