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The Orsay Museum

Visit The Orsay Museum in Paris...




The Musée d'Orsay is situated  on the left bank of the Seine river. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay,  an impressiveBeaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art  dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impresionist masterpieces in the world, by painters such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Césanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the "Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume" prior to the museum's opening in 1986.


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Opening hours

  • open from 9.30am to 6pm
    daily, except Mondays
    late night on Thursdays until 9.45pm
    last tickets sold at 5pm (9pm Thursdays)
    museum cleared at 5.30pm (9.15pm Thursdays)
    group visits, pre-booked only, Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4pm (Thursdays until 8pm)
  • closed on Mondays, on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

Museum ticket

This ticket is for admission to the permanent collections, excludes special exhibitions.

Full rate  € 9


  • for 18-25 year olds who are not citizens or long-term residents of an EU member state
  • for everyone from 4.30pm (except Thursdays)
  • for everyone on Thursday evenings, from 6pm

€ 6.50

Free for everybody the first sunday of each month!



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


Public Transport

Metro: line 12, to Solférino
RER: line C, to Musée d'Orsay
Bus: 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94
Taxi: taxi stand and special vehicles quai Anatole-France