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Musée d’Orsay

Your FREE admissions ticket into the Musée d’Orsay— save 12,00€ using the Paris City Pass!

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The „Musée d’Orsay“ is located in one of the most unique train station buildings from 1900 and was built by Victor Laloux. In this huge art museum, you will find more than 16,000 exhibitions on 16,000 m2. The Musée d’Orsay can be found in the 7th arrondissement, across the Jardin des Tuileries. 

Opening Hours of the Musée d’Orsay

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday: 09:30 AM – 06:00 PM
Thursday: 09:30 AM–9:45 PM 
Monday: Closed 

The opening hours of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris are very similar to the opening hours of other museums in Paris. You can enjoy the Musée d’Orsay every weekday (except Mondays) from 09:30–06:00PM. The museum offers extended hours on Thursdays—opening hours are until 09:45 PM. You can enjoy every minute of these opening hours by using the Paris City Pass because it allows you to enter the museum directly and without waiting in long lines at the ticket counter!

Admission Fees for the Musée d’Orsay

Admission fees of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris depends at the variety and other complicated factors. However, you can save time and effort by using the Paris City Pass because the Pass allows free access into the Musée d’Orsay.

Tickets to the Musée d’Orsay

Your Paris City Pass includes the ticket to the Musée d’Orsay—at no extra cost for you! Don’t want to lose time waiting in long lines for buying tickets on your sightseeing tour in Paris? Then pick up a Paris City Pass! This Pass not only includes tickets for the Musée d’Orsay, but also to many other attractions in Paris. It is your perfect Paris tourist ticket!

Address of the Musée d’Orsay

1 Rue de la Légion d‘Honneur 75007 Paris
+33/ (0)140-494-814 

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The Musée d’Orsay is located centrally in Paris. that's why you have the opportunity to visit other popular sights and attractions, like the Louvre and the Musée Picasso, which are also included in the Paris City Pass. The Musée d’Orsay is located on the southern side of the Seine, across the Jardin des Tuileries. After visiting the Musée d’Orsay, you can visit many other top attractions and sights all within the same day, due to their close proximities. The Paris City Pass allows you to easily travel around Paris (by using the metro) to visit the Musée d’Orsay, and it is also your admission ticket to other top attractions in Paris. 

Directions to the Musée d’Orsay

Metro 12 to Solférino Station
Bus 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, or 94 to Musée d‘Orsay 

Getting to the Musée d'Orsay is easy by metro (suburban and underground trains in Paris) and by bus. The Musée d'Orsay is easily accessible by bus on lines 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84 and 94. Metro line 12 will take you to the "Solférino" station, from where you can also reach the complex in no time. Numerous bus lines guarantee that you will be able to enjoy a journey without a lot of walking through the hustle and bustle of the city. With your Paris City Pass you only have to decide when you want to explore the Musée d'Orsay or the many other attractions in Paris.

Highlights of the Musée d’Orsay

  • Train station building from 1900
  • More than 16.000 exhibits on 16.000 m2
  • Showcases in art pieces from 1848-1914
  • Showcases of various art movements, for example art by Monet and Van Gogh 

Attraction Near the Musée d’Orsay

Other top attractions in Paris like the Louvre, the Musée Picasso and the Musée Rodin can be easily reached after visiting the Musée d’Orsay. The Paris City Pass is not only your free admission ticket into the most popular attractions and sights in Paris (like the Musée d’Orsay), but it is also your ticket to freely using the public transportation in Paris. 

Admission into the Musée d’Orsay

Admission into the Musée d’Orsay is not only dependent on age, but it is also calculated on which exhibitions you would like to visit. For example, the admission price into a permanent exhibition is different than the admission price into a temporary exhibition. The admission costs for citizens of different countries also varies. By using the Paris City Pass, you can avoid having trouble: simply skip the waiting lines, show your Pass at the entrance, and enjoy your time in the Musée d’Orsay.
Please note that safety precautions have been intensified in general and therefore there might also be delays at the Musée d'Orsay security checks. These security checks cannot be avoided with the Paris City Pass, even if it includes “skip the line entry”. Bags, backpacks, coats and jackets may also be checked. 

Exhibitions in the Musée d’Orsay

The exhibitions in the Musée d’Orsay showcases paintings, sculptures, graphics, photography, handicrafts, designs, and also objects that come primarily from the years between 1848 and 1914. The museum is dedicated to art within this time period. Here, you can explore different art movements such as Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism, and Art-Nouveau. You can also find art pieces from famous artists in the Musée d’Orsay such as art by Bonnard, Carpeaux, Cézanne, Courbet, Daumier, Degas, Gallé, Gauguin, Lalique, Maillol, Manet, Millet, Monet, Pissarro, Redon, Renoir, Rodin, Seurat, Sisley, van Gogh and Vuillard. The Musée d’Orsay in Paris was originally a train station that was built in 1900 for the World Expo. The train station was used for long-distance transport until 1939. 

The French president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, had decided in 1977 that the train station be built into and used as a museum. The construction of this project was led by the ACT Architecture architectural firm. By 1986, the Musée d’Orsay officially opened its doors to the public. About 3.8 million people visiting the Musée d’Orsay every year in order to explore its famous exhibitions. For this reason, the Musée d’Orsay is considered one of the top attractions in Paris.   

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