Musee d' Orsay

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Open Tuesday - Sunday. Thursday - 9:30 AM to 9:45 PM . Other Days - 9:30 AM to 6 PM

Entry Fee:

General Entry : EUR 12.40

Musee d' Orsay, Paris Overview

Located on the banks of the Seine in Paris, Musée d'Orsay is a renowned impressionist and post-impressionist collective art space which caters mainly to French Art. Formerly the Gare d'Orsay train station, this museum's architecture is often described to be art itself and holds its name amongst the largest museums representative of the impressionist and post-impressionist art form. It also plays host films, concerts and performances and contains iconic relics like the Musée d'Orsay Clock.

Musée d'Orsay features the work of famed artists like Renoir, Cézanne, Gaugin, Dali, Monet and Van Gogh among others and includes sculptures, decorative arts and architectural structures in its collection. This museum boasts several classics from the 19th century with the likes of Self Portrait, Starry Night over the Rhone, The Artist's Studio and Whistler's Mother, to name a few. 

The ground floor here features a few paintings, sculptures and decorative arts from the 19th century, while the top floor hosts impressionist artworks from 1874-1886. The Musée d'Orsay Clock on the fifth floor is another impressive section in this museum, and it gives out a scenic view of the city of Paris.

More on Musee d' Orsay

The Tickets for the Musee d' Orsay are -

  • Entry fee: EUR 12.40

  • Admission is FREE for individuals of France below 18 years of age. 

  • European Union citizens of 18-25 year olds, disabled visitors with one extra person, unemployed visitors, and holders of a Paris Museum Pass - FREE ENTRY

  • Entry is free on every first Sunday of the month.

  • Audio Guide Tours - EUR 6 + ENTRY FEE

Museum and Exhibitions:

Tuesday to Sunday - 9:30 AM to 6 PM
On Thursdays - Closing at 9:45 PM

Books and Museum Store:

Open all days from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM and late until 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

The museum remains closed on Mondays, May 1 and December 25.

  • Buy your tickets in advance or book online.

  • Plan out your day accordingly and try to not include this museum as your last stop, because it certainly has a lot of spaces to explore.

  • A guided tour is the best way to explore as well as learn about the variety of paintings and artworks here.

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