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Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay)
Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay)

Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay)

62 rue de Lille, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75343

The Basics

With its position in the 7th arrondissement, just across the river from the Jardin des Tuileries, the Orsay Museumis easy to visit during a day of sightseeing in central Paris. Tickets are available on site, but you can avoid any wait by booking a skip-the-line ticket or a guided museum tour in advance. Or, opt for an enhanced experience that combines an art walking tour with a Orsay Museumskip-the-line ticket.

Once inside, you'll be immersed in the world of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and other masters of the 19th and 20th centuries. Works include Degas'The Ballet Class and Van Gogh'sStarry Night. In addition to the paintings, don't miss the museum's large clock, which you can look through for a view of the Right Bank.

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Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
$60.26 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great experience
Our guide Avi was very knowledgeable and shared insights I would never have had without his explanations.
Donna_K, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide
Anthony_V, Jul 2022
Louvre Museum and Musée d'Orsay Private Tour
Sophie was an excellent guide. So knowledgeable! She made visiting the two museums so easy and helped us to understand art history much better. Our guide was especially helpful in the Louvre. It was very crowded and would have been overwhelming without Sophie. She made sure we saw the important items.
Expert Guide
Henry_R, Jul 2022
Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
Our guide, Marian, was superb! Could not have been better. So efficient, pleasant and knowledgeable. Took us right to the most significant paintings and expertly and simply explained important aspects.
We had a great experience...
Limor_R, Jul 2022
Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
We had a great experience with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide - Avi. We really enjoyed the tour and highly recommended.
Private Tour
Melissa_B, Jun 2022
Skip-the-Line Musee d'Orsay Paris Private Impressionism Tour
Emmanuelle was a very good guide and provided us with lots of detailed information on the tour! We really learned.a lot about the artists and their works on the tour! Merci beaucoup!
Thanks Dasha
farah_a, Jun 2022
Discover Highlights of Impressionism and Hidden Gems in Musée d'Orsay
First time at this museum and i enjoyed it. A lot of fun info about the subjects with a nice time line of art.
Great experience!
Paula_S, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: Musée d'Orsay and Access to Self-guided tours in Paris
Would highly recommend victor! Simple and easy to use! Great experience! Two thumbs up 👍 easy access, convenient and museum not so crowded. Able to see everything in 2-3 hours!
Lisa_S, Jun 2022
Louvre & Orsay Museums Reserved Entry Included! - Semi-Private Guided Combo Tour
Taylor was an excellent tour guide. Everyone enjoyed her knowledge for art. I would definitely recommend her.
stefanie_m, Jun 2022
Orsay Museum Private Guided Visit
Mila was amazing!! She really helped me to understand nuances between artists, techniques and time periods in a way that even my teenage daughters were able to connect to and understand. Really a great tour!
Great tour, highly...
Amir_M, Jun 2022
Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
Great tour, highly engaging, entertaining and the guide was very approachable and knowledgeable. My wife truly had a great time!
Would definitely do again!
Adri_L, Jun 2022
Explore Musée d'Orsay, Van Gogh, Monet and Renoir Walking Tour
As someone who lived in Paris previously and visited this museum many times before, I was pleasantly surprised at how many new things I learned with this guide! I’m a sucker for fun facts about the places I visit, and was super happy with the overall experience. One thing to note, is that this is just the audio guide and not an entrance ticket, but I feel like the price of it is very cheap anyways, so I was happy to purchase the ticket separately.
Great Museum in Paris
Sandy_D, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: Musée d'Orsay and Access to Self-guided tours in Paris
The Musee D’Orsay was exceptional, especially if you’re a fan of impressionistic art. You can’t possibly see all the museum has to offer in one visit. There were so many paintings that Monet painted that I wasn’t aware of, as well as, other popular artists. My only problem with this ticket is the self-guided tour option is not part of the price of the ticket. I wish that would have been explained better.
Excellent tour and tour guide, fantastic museum!
Maira_M, Jun 2022
Orsay Masterpieces - Priority access - Small group of max 6 people - 2h tour
Our guide, Cinthia, was fantastic! So informative and engaging, moved us through the museum at a good pace and selected relevant highlights. The 2 hours flew by!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Do not bring suitcases, backpacks, or other travel bags; they are not permitted inside and cannot be left in the cloakroom.

  • Note that security is sometimes heightened at this popular site. The museum follows security measures per French authorities, and this can lead to delays.

  • Wheelchairs and pushchairs can be borrowed from the cloakroom, while large strollers and baby carriers are not allowed.

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How to Get There

Paris is best seen on foot, so try to visit the Orsay Museumduring a stroll along the Seine. Otherwise, the museum can be reached via public transit from the Rue de Bac, Solférino, or Assemblée Nationale metro stations or the Gare du Musée d'Orsay RER station.

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When to Get There

The museum is open from 9:30am to 6pm Tuesday to Sunday, with extended hours until 9:45pm on Thursdays. If you have the flexibility to go on Thursday evening, you’ll have a better chance of avoiding crowds. Also keep in mind that Paris is busiest in summer.

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Dining at theOrsay Museum

If you get hungry for something light, sandwiches and salads can be purchased at Café de l'ours, but for a more thematic dining experience at the museum, visit one of its two restaurants. At Café Campana, enjoy classic Parisian brasserie fare in a dreamy underwater environment inspired by Emile Gallé, a French artist and influencer of Art Nouveau. Or go upscale at the Restaurant du Musée d'Orsay, where French cuisine related to museum events is served in an elegant, chandelier-lined room with gilded detailing and large windows.

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