To avoid crowds of tourists, come to the Musée d'Orsay early in the morning on Wednesday or Friday. You can also catch some quiet time on Thursday during extended hours after 6:00 PM.
Set aside at least two hours to enjoy the museum's exhibits.
Located right opposite the Tuileries Garden on the left bank of the Seine, the Musée d'Orsay offers an incredible display of art created from around 1848 to 1914. The museum is especially famous for its beautiful collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artworks.
Get inspired by the masterpieces of legendary artists — from Monet and Renoir to Gaugin, Degas, Rousseau, Cézanne, and many more. Admire Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia by Edouard Manet, The Starry Night Over the Rhone by Vincent Van Gogh, and The Origin of the World by Gustave Courbet.
Learn more about the fascinating history of the building. The Musée d'Orsay once was a railway station called Gare d'Orsay, and it was the first electrified train station in the world. Find out what was located on the museum's site two centuries ago and how the building became a museum in the interactive VR exhibition.
The Musée d'Orsay is located at 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur.
One of the cheapest ways to get around Paris is by metro. The nearest station to the museum is Solférino and is four minutes away by walk. Solférino is also a bus stop, so you can take a bus if you want.
You can also take the RER train to the museum and get off at the Musée d'Orsay station — it is just outside the museum.
A ticket to the Musée d'Orsay is €16 for adults and €13 for one adult accompanying one child. There is also a late-night opening on Thursdays, and tickets for a visit starting at 6:00 PM cost €12.
The museum is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are strongly recommended and will become mandatory on October 2, 2022.
The Musée d'Orsay also guarantees free entry to people under 18, EU citizens between 18 and 25, people with disabilities and those who accompany them, and ICOM cardholders.
Explore the collection of works by the Impressionists and Expressionists with the in-app audio tours. Learn more about the famous artists who created revolutionary paintings and sculptures. Enjoy the tours and don't worry about anything: skip-the-line tickets to the museums are already included.
The Musée d'Orsay is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM, with extended hours on Thursday until 9:45 PM.
Closed on Mondays, May 1 and December 25.
The Musée d'Orsay encourages visitors to book online tickets, so it is better to secure your spot and make a reservation in advance. You can save time by buying the tickets on our website while booking the self-guided audio tour.
You can book online timed-entry tickets to the Musée d'Orsay until the end of the current year. We recommend booking on our website, where you can get the self-guided audio tour to make the most of your visit.