Musée d'Orsay
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:00
Thursday
09:30 - 21:45
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 18:00
Sunday
09:30 - 18:00
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This beautiful museum, once a railroad station, now houses a staggering collection of Impressionist art, as well as other items created between 1848 and 1914.
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More than 3 hours
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from €19.00
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Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
How to get there
  • Musée d'Orsay • 2 min walk
  • Solférino • 5 min walk
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,723 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We are very glad we came here. The museum explains impressionism and the movement well. The building is also very impressive and has a little exhibit explaining the history of the site outside. We went directly to the fifth floor and worked our way down and across and then enjoyed the sculptures in the middle. We went later in the day but it wasn't too busy in the afternoon until we got to the Munch exhibition and that was too busy for us.

The museum is located by Musee d'Orsay metro station and the area is very walkable. It is suggested to buy tickets in advance for busy days but we had no problem walking in. There is a combination ticket available for Musee d'Orsay and Rodin Museum so you can save a few euros.
Written 1 December 2022
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Morrison
Zagreb, Croatia4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The most beautiful museum!

It was relaxing walking through it. It's best to go in the morning when it's not crowded.

Easy to find sections and well organized.
Written 30 November 2022
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loshiatts
4 contributions
Nov 2022
Our favorite museum in Paris! We haven't been to many but there is so much great art here. My family preferred it to the Louvre. Thank you to other reviewers that gave to tip to go straight to the 5th floor. I couldn't see it all so I'm wondering if there are large lily pond monets somewhere else (not the 5th floor).
Written 30 November 2022
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Sharron S
10 contributions
Nov 2022
Given a choice Louvre or Musee d’Orsay it would be the Musee d’Orsay every time. The art is wonderful as is the building yes it does get busy but there are always places where you can escape the hordes.
Written 27 November 2022
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Toree
Paris, France6 contributions
Apr 2022
Free for young people under 25 years old leaving in EU.

This place is a must - see when you are in Paris.

Enjoy the works of art of Van Gogh, Paul Gaugin, Henri Matisse, etc.

Written 26 November 2022
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eastridingowl
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK37 contributions
Nov 2022
I just love the impressionists, and the floor in Musee d'Orsay with the Van Gogh room and the gallery of many of the greatest paintings of this era are simply stunning.
The building, too, is fantastic though after three or four visits, I still get lost on the staircases!
It was busy (Tuesday morning in November), but acceptable.
Written 26 November 2022
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UKmerge
Wakefield, UK294 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Educational, echoing place. Full of visitors and expositions. Took a while to get around them all. Very enjoyable place.
Written 24 November 2022
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Nina B
Malmö, Sweden11 contributions
Nov 2022
This is the most fantastic museum! Go straight to the 5th floor for the impressionist section - amazing! Monet, Renoir, Degas - breathtaking!
Written 24 November 2022
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travellingma71
Fulham Gardens, Australia50 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Around every corner is something to see. I’ve been the the Louvre and this is better. The architecture is amazing, itself. The number and range of paintings and now other forms of art, like furniture, is well worth a look. We spent 5 hours there and we are not ‘arty’. We didn’t purchase tickets beforehand, the line up was AOK.
Written 23 November 2022
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Lisa D
Indianapolis, IN20 contributions
Sep 2022
As travelers and tourists re-emerge from Covid lockdown, we found our recent trip to Paris quite crowded, nowhere as much as the Musee d"Orsay. Our timed tickets didn't seem to help with crowd control, especially in the Impressionists wing. In fact, the Van Gogh paintings (especially "Starry Night" were 4 feet deep with people. Long lines for the cafe and restaurant, as well. It's no wonder we caught Covid a few days later.
Written 21 November 2022
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Musée d'Orsay is open:
  • Tue - Wed 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thu - Thu 09:30 - 21:45
  • Fri - Sun 09:30 - 18:00
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