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Musée d'Orsay

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Musée d'Orsay.

Musée d'Orsay features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Paris City Guide5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Must-see museum for fans of Impressionism
  • Great variety of paintings, sculptures, and photographs

Time required: 90 minutes

Phone: +33 1 40 49 48 14

Web site:

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 9:30am - 6pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 9:45pm
Monday: Closed
May 1, Dec 25, Jan 1: Closed


Ticket type Charge
General: 8 €
After 16:45 (except Thursday): 5.5 €
Non-EU citizens of age 18-25:: 5.5 €
Under 18: Free
EU citizens of age 18-25: Free
Disabled: Free
First Sunday of each month: Free

Public transport:

  • RER C: Musée D'Orsay station
  • Metro Line 12: Assemblée Nationale station

Address: 1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: dalbera

Things you need to know:

  • Musée d'Orsay is an art museum on the left bank of the Seine
  • The museum opened in 1977 and focuses mainly on French art between 1848 and 1915
  • It is best known for the world's largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces
  • Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Gauguin and Van Gogh paitings are on display
  • The stunning building it is housed in used to be a railway station
  • The station that was operational until 1939 bearly escaped its demoltion in the mid-1970s
  • Orson Welles' 1962 film, The Trial was shot here

What to do there:

  • Pay attention to the impressive interior of the building
  • Admire the masterpieces on display (the layout makes it easy to do a self-guided tour)

Tips & Insights:

  • The impressionist and post impressionist paintings are on the ground floor (their original location, the top floor is being renovated)
  • No photography is permitted in the museum
  • Audioguides are available for 5 €
  • Combined tickets are available: Musée d'Orsay-Musée de l'Orangerie for 13 € (this ticket is valid during 4 days), Musée d'Orsay-Musée Rodin for 12 € (both museums must be visited on the same day)

Musée d'Orsay features in these preplanned City Guides: