Musée d'Orsay
Musée d'Orsay
4.5
09:30 - 21:45
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
About
Musée d'Orsay in Paris is a must-visit for art lovers and travelers alike. It's famous for its impressive collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art, making it one of the largest in the world. Housed in a stunning former railway station on the Seine, the museum is just as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside. Don't miss the famous clock face, which is part of the museum's exhibition. For an in-depth experience, you might want to join a private or group tour. Visit in the morning to beat the crowds and enjoy a quieter museum experience. – Tripadvisor
Duration: More than 3 hours
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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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  • Stamford_Family
    Orlando, Florida47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Art and Students of Art
    Smaller than the Louvre, but still so much to see. You can wander the museum taking in the paintings and sculptures. You can also enjoy watching art students studying and sketching works of art themselves. Stop by the cafe for lunch, tea, or some wine before leaving.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 23 June 2023
  • Glenn40768
    Tampa, Florida7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome museum for lovers of Impressionism!
    Amazing collection of impressionist art! Buy the Paris Museum Pass (no timeslot necessary) and you can skip the line to buy tickets. We spent 2 and 1/2 hours there, but you could easily spend more. And don't miss the Statue of Liberty (one of 3 in Paris) on the first level.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Gamal_Mik
    Cairo, Egypt175 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking exhibits however too crowded
    As an Impressionism lover, I feel sorry for the “only 4 stars” rating. The collection and variety of exhibits is just amazing. The building, lighting and vibe of the place adds a lot. The missing star is for being too crowded. We were there on a weekday. Yet we had to queue for a long time. Inside, it was partially not enjoyable at all to move among so many people.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Victoria C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful museum with all the impressionists!
    D’Orsay is a gorgeous museum housing all of the impressionists as well as many other pre and post impressionist artists. The building itself is an old train station and has its own history and beauty. The art stands for itself.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 30 June 2023
  • KentGirl1990
    Manama, Bahrain14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Museum to visit
    A wonderful museum with lots of exhibits. Some areas can get a little crowded but overall there was plenty of room to move about. Queues very lengthy to gain entrance so, if you can, buy tickets ahead to skip the queues. If not arrive just before opening and the queue moves quickly enough or, if you do not want more than an hour or two there, wait until the afternoon when the queues are much reduced.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • sassymomma5
    88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Favorite art museum
    Our favorite art museum! Took my 3 teenage daughters and we loved this museum. Great layout and fantastic art. We went later in the afternoon with a few hours before closing and saw everything we wanted. Had a museum pass and went in right away.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Triakter
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When the Louvre crowds are crazy, go here
    ...in fact, go here anyway. It's an astonishing collection and a beautiful building. Better food options than other museums, and more pleasant to spend time in even when it's busy. Folks, just a tip that will improve everyone's experience: you don't need to crowd around Starry Night or any of the other famous paintings to get a half-assed blurry snap of it on your cell phone. You can download a much better photo of it from the museum web site for free.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 8 July 2023
  • GattoViziato
    Lexington, Kentucky776 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding building and collection
    As a different reviewer stated, it’s packed to the gills for summer 2023. We bought our tickets online and found the ticket prices appropriate for the experience. I did find it a bit difficult to navigate compared to other museums, partially because of the crowds blocking directional signs. The main gallery is breath taking with the gorgeous marble statues under the glass roof! The side shoot galleries are all well curated. The back room with the models of Parisian buildings and the open glass floor with the arrondissement models below you were fantastic. Some of the middle floors featured Art Nouveau works across the globe (sorted by country). Some of the furniture pieces and cloisonné glass cups were amazing. The Impressionist gallery was so packed you couldn’t enjoy the artwork to it’s fullest-and the artwork was breath taking. You could easily spend an hour in there taking it all in. Most people had on rented headsets. We did not. So I can’t judge their experience. They do have very nice gift shops in the building and a cafe as well. Would recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Katie H
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful visit to the Musee D'Orsay
    My partner and I visited during our recent visit to Paris and I can honestly say it was a fantastic experience! The Musee D'Orsay, even though very busy, seems to get less recognition than the Louvre, but it is a fanastic museum! The uildiung itself is really interesting and beautiful, with the clocks being a really interesting feature. We only had a couple of hours for our visit so we only really saw the ground floor and the 5th floor (Van Gogh, Monet etc). The 5th floor was extremely busy but it was well worth it! We plan to come back if we visit Paris again as there was just so much we didn't get time to see. I highly recommend visiting!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 9 July 2023
  • FellowTraveler730578
    203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss the D'Orsay!
    This museum exceeded my expectations! It is housed in a magnificent firmer train station and the building is night and beautiful. There is a huge selection of impressionism and post impressionism paintings. Van Gogh's Starry Starry Night is here. There are large Manet an Pissarro collections and some famous paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec. Like the Louvre, anticipate a lot of walking and stair climbing but there are handicap specific elevators. I loved this museum!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
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Sunny G
Charlotte, NC11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This museum was the surprise of our trip!!! Hands down the best museum we toured! We decide to goat the last minute at the recommendation of a tour guide and it
Did NOT disappoint! If you enjoy impressionist art, this is the single best museum for you to see some of the finest pieces on display!
Written 20 June 2024
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Tanasan L
Marseille, France3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Absolutely loved this museum. Plenty of art piece from different times and all're in great condition. They really do have everything here. My advise is starts at impressionist art first since they have a lot of gem here
Written 18 June 2024
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Kat
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Our group loved the historic building and the way the art was organized and explained. This museum specialized in works from the 1840s-1914, so it's the best place to go in Paris if you want to see Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. They also have a wonderful collection of sculpture and of Art Nouveau furnishings and decorative objects. Our group went both here and the Louvre and liked this museum much more.
Written 18 June 2024
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Crofton M
Airlie Beach, Australia2,050 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
What an amazing building, stuffed full of mainly impressionist paintings. We wandered through Monet, Pissaro, Manet, Cezanne, van Gogh and Renoire and saw most of our favourites. With the Olympics looming, many paintings have been loaned to other galleries. I was disappointed that Renoir's boating party and several Cezanne works were not on display.

It was still a great visit and we wandered over 2 km through the exhibits. You need to buy tickets on line at a specific time, so they can control crowding
Written 17 June 2024
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ATLtravelers2
Atlanta, GA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Excellent museum with variety of sculpture and paintings. Did the museum guided English speaking 1.5 hr tour, it and tickets easily booked on museum website. We were there noon until closing, got through most everything.
Written 15 June 2024
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Aburel
Bucharest, Romania3,146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This time besides the permanent collection there are two more fantastic temporary ones: the beginning of the Impressionism and the immersive one. Take the time to see both. The immersive one will give you an hour of guidance through masters and offers a scintillating perspective! Will require a bit of prep as you need to be grouped and VRd but worth the wait.
Written 15 June 2024
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Leslie S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Musee d' Orsay is one of the worlds great museums. I would go here before going to the Louve. Every piece of art they have in their collection is just the best of the best. It has impressionists, sculptures, art deco and so much more!!! It is worth a trip to Paris just to go to this museum!

Take the Chunnel from London for the day - this is cool way to travel or fly.
Written 14 June 2024
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Rebecca S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Overwhelming Art Experience. Well displayed. Accessible. Leave plenty of time for . The experience.

Don't carry a backpack-unless you plan to bring some special art to friends and family

Access through the train system was easy.
Written 14 June 2024
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Michelle N
Melbourne, Australia529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Fantastic selection of French art. Absolutely loved all the Impressionism. The building is so beautiful as well. It’s an old railway station.
Written 13 June 2024
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BobMixson
St. Marys, GA122 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Beautiful museum. One of the best in the world. Amazing impressionist paintings.
However, the museum is way too crowded. I've been to this museum five times and this is the first bad experience. We had early morning timed tickets. It still took 45 minutes to get in. I didn't mind the wait. Huge crowds inside. . I was unable to peacefully stand/sit to observe and feel the paintings. People would rush to the front of the painting, take a photo and move on. People looking at paintings shoulder to shoulder. Guides talking too loudly. Just be prepared. The audio guide gave too little information on too few of the paintings. I may not go back,
Written 13 June 2024
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