Musée d'Orsay
Musée d'Orsay
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 9:45 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.
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  • Musée d'Orsay • 2 min walk
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria21,003 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb museum, best in Paris
    A great museum dedicated to fine arts from 1848 to 1914 (although there are also exhibits on applied arts). Very well organized and unlike the Louvre can be explored in a few hours. There is a large collection on the top floor of Impressionist works. There were quite a few people during my visit, but it wasn't too crowded. I had bought tickets in advance and it was only about a 5 minute wait in line for security. I recommend it.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 20 April 2023
  • llassocs
    Houston, Texas184 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the perspective of a Handicapped Person
    The Musee d’Orsay is a stunningly beautiful museum. I am critiquing it from the perspective of handicapped accessibility. When a facility declares that it is handicapped accessible this can mean almost anything, so I will try to make it more specific for this beautiful facility. For context, due to a spinal condition, I require the use of a mobility device, i.e., a mobility scooter. A handicapped person and their attendant get in free. Because of the scooter, I assume, we were not asked to provide any proof of my handicap. Some places do ask. Most of the staff we encountered were most helpful. There is little problem seeing most of the exhibits on a single level. The problems arose with trying to get from one floor to another. Most elevators are relatively easy to find. However, elevators do not go to all floors. You may have to take a couple of elevators to get to where you want to go. The cafe and stores within the complex are easy to navigate in a mobility device. There are handicapped toilettes here and there. I am not trying to dissuade anyone from going to the Orsay. You must go, especially if you appreciate impressionistic art. It could be a once in a lifetime experience. Just be aware that there may be some challenges if you are handicapped.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 20 April 2023
  • Maryhillmagyars
    Leeds, United Kingdom582 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this museum
    One of the best museums I’ve ever visited despite not being a massive art fan. We arrived late ish on day one in Paris and only had about an hour and half - not long enough but saw the highlights. Spent too long downstairs- upstairs more interesting for me. Amazing art and building.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 April 2023
  • FamilyTime1431
    Weare, New Hampshire97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for impressionist fans, crowed control is not so great.
    Excellent art from the impressionist to post impressionist period. It picks up where the Louve leaves off. They would improve the visitor experience by having better crowed control, it really was a zoo and we didn't even go on a busy day. We were not impressed with the initial greeting as they did not provide any information or literature as to where to go from the initial entrance. All that aside, it was a great experience.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 30 April 2023
  • HappyJana
    Las Vegas, Nevada839 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot less intimidating than the Louvre
    A lot less intimidating than the Louvre. A lot of the art pieces are impressively large which makes them very exciting to see. All of your favorite artists are here from Van Gogh to Rodin to Degas. I would definitely go back here again.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Angelo Z
    Evant, Texas300 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the Orsay
    Really enjoyed the Musee d’Orsay. The building itself is a beautiful old train station. The art is of course the main reason to go. All in all very impressive. As with every attraction in Paris buy your tickets in advance.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Lois F
    Horse Cave, Kentucky20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A definite must see in Paris
    One of the best places in Paris to visit of all time! Definitely need to visit here if you are an art lover. We were lucky enough to be able to visit a Dégas/Manet exhibition where both artists relative works for compared. A must see in Paris
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 May 2023
  • Cristina P
    Flowery Branch, Georgia20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth every penny
    Celia was great. I absolutely love this museum, much more than the Louvre. I thoroughly enjoyed the history behind the early impressionist artist and background on their personal lives. This museum was easy to navigate and the Degas/Manet exhibition was wonderful. Celia spoke clearly and the headpiece helped tremendously.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 May 2023
  • beachlovernc2015
    Leland, North Carolina1,948 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best art museum even for non-art lovers
    The beauty of this building alone is worth the visit. A reimagined old railroad station with three amazing clocks but then you add one of the most amazing collections of art - well known pieces that even those who are not art museum lovers could not help but be in awe of. Also, a wonderful collection of decorative arts as well. Sculpture and paintings and more. Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Lautrec and more. Everyone can find something to admire. You need loads of time to explore this place well and the only issue we found was that the free map/brochure was a little lacking in specifics/direction so if you are pressed for time, you might get frustrated trying to find specific pieces.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2023
  • C L
    Portland, Oregon35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    D’orsay is a delight to the senses.
    This was my second favorite museum behind the de l’orangerie. Highly recommend prepuchasing tickets to avoid the lines as we did. Enjoyed the cafe, seeing the clock, and the variety of masterpieces. Crowded but not as crowded as the Louvre.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 May 2023
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Ian F
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A fantastic experience, the art is sublime, and there are so many things to see. We look the impressionists, so it is ideal for us, plus the restaurant is superb.
Written 10 April 2024
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Skip the line queue abysmal now been standing for 20 minutes. Tickets vastly oversold for security capacity. Imagine once in will not be able to see oantings as far too many people. As a 70 year old very disappointed!
Written 9 April 2024
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,556 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
With tickets in hand to visit the 1874 impressionists exhibition, (featuring Monet, Renoir, Sisley etc) we were totally excited, and it did not disappoint, there wasn't even a queue to speak of just a steady flow of visitors, the exhibit was awesome, (and very popular), the info was interesting it was so cool to understand how the term the impressionists came about, we loved walking amongst all the art, we finished our visit cruising amongst the many sculptures, and visiting the permanent, displays of the impressionists, including Van Gogh. all in all a wonderful afternoon.
Written 9 April 2024
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George H
Toronto30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This gallery is way, way too crowded. Even if you buy tickets on line there is a wait to get in. And when you are finally in the Exhibition on 150 years since Impressionism is rammed, no stuffed, with people trying to see the paintings. There are guided tours and those tours block paintings. The whole experience is unpleasant. It is rather sad really because the art is exceptional and the concept for the show is excellent.
Written 6 April 2024
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Jason Fair
Bourton-on-the-Water, UK86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is the best museum I've been to because they carry so many of my favorite painters (the impressionists like Van Gogh, Cezanne, Manet,etc). This was better than The Louvre as it had a better collection, in my opinion, but also because it was more manageable and had fewer people. The Louvre was insanely crowded.
Written 5 April 2024
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Eric G
Westport, CT7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Too any people. We had tickets and still had to wait 30 minutes past our reserved time. Exhibit was full. We could barely see the artwork.
Written 5 April 2024
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Boeter
Singapore3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Okay, we'll admit it – the Musée d'Orsay wasn't initially on our kids' must-see list. But you know what? They were surprisingly into it! The collection covers cool stuff from paintings (hi, Mona Lisa!) to sculptures and even antique furniture. Our youngest pretended to be a knight, our oldest sketched a statue... it was culture with a side of giggles. Pro-tip: the café has amazing pastries, perfect for bribing tired little art critics.
Written 4 April 2024
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Natalie K
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We was so excited to go to this museum with the children. But turn out to be a horrible experience. Waited for an hour outside in the rain to be greeted by the rudest security man who started to shout at me in front my 6 year old son just because I didn’t put my 2 bags in the same box. He shouted are you stupid!!!! He was very aggressive,
This left me feeling very upset especially in front of my son.

Beautiful artwork but very crowded and dirty.
Don’t waste your money
Written 4 April 2024
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Joyman L
Perth, Australia1,522 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Visited in January 2024

We pre-purchased times tickets online and arrived at the museum half an hour prior to out booked time and they allowed us to enter early. As one of the popular spots for tourists, the place was packed at the entrance past the security screening. It is also here where the gift shop, locker rooms, and information desk is located before being greeted by the expansive space that is Musee d'Orsay. Make sure to do your research on which exhibitions you'd like to visit as there is a lot to see. There are also paid seasonal exhibits that are not part of the entry tickets.

There is a cafe and restaurant and it is recommended that booking is made for the restaurant if intending to visit. The whole museum is wheelchair and pram/stroller friendly.
Written 3 April 2024
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kppchick
Pittsburgh, PA132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We went in early afternoon with “skip the line” tickets which still meant waiting in line for over an hour, which why I subtracted a star. Cuz it’s annoying to be told you don’t need to wait in line and then stand for over an hour. Even with that, they haven’t mastered crowd control at all because it was very hard to get close to the paintings to see them due to all the people. The audio guides were useful. The physical building is beautiful and majestic and architecturally impressive. The art of course is phenomenal. You just need to bring your patience. Overall a good experience.
Written 1 April 2024
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Musée d'Orsay admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$59.40, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$11.88 per person.

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