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Paris Orsay Museum Tickets

Visit Musée d'Orsay or Orsay Museum and get easy access while avoiding huge crowds with Orsay Museum skip-the-line tickets and walking tours. It houses a staggering collection of Impressionist and post-impressionist art collections of over 2,000 paintings and 600 sculptures. Works found in the museum include those of famous Parisian residents such as Cézanne, Degas, Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh, just to name a few.
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Our tips for Orsay Museum

  • Get prepped. Aside from the permanent collections, the museum hosts numerous temporary exhibitions and special events throughout the year. Concerts, film screenings, and art-inspired shows are just the tip of the iceberg, so be sure to plan your visit in advance with a guided tour to make the most of it!
  • Walk the line. This gallery has four different entrances, so be sure to make sure you're queuing at the right entrance for your Orsay Museum tickets!
  • Find your focus. While only small compared to the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection holds countless artistic gems. Before your arrival, plan out what you’d most like to see, and go from there.

Good to know

Residing in a former rail station alongside the stunning River Seine, the noted Parisian museum is home to many noteworthy paintings, sculptures, and photography pieces from the short-lived artistic flourish between 1848 -1915.

Complete with a glass-domed roof, ceiling rosettes, and a glass walkway, this architectural delight boasts three floors and covers a range of artistic themes, techniques, and styles. Once a hub for rail transport, the Orsay now transports guests back in time, all the way to one of the most enchanting and prominent periods in art history.

The museum is 574 feet long and 246 wide and attracts more than 3 million visitors every year. It was also used as a parking lot, a shooting range, and a hotel among other things. You can get the best views of Paris and the Seine River from its terrace and the second floor behind the giant clock.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Where is the Orsay Museum located?

    Orsay Museum is located in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris at 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France.

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Orsay Museum?

    To avoid the worst crowds, head to the museum at off-peak times, between 9:30 am to 12 pm on weekdays. The museum also opens late on Thursday evenings from 6.00 pm – 9:45 pm, with Orsay Museum tickets between these times sold at a discounted rate.

  • Q: How to get there?

    The best way to get to the Orsay Museum is through public transport. Within walking distance of Paris’ metro stop, Solférino, on line 12, and with RER trains, you can reach directly to the museum.

  • Q: How can I visit Orsay Museum for free?

    On the first Sunday of every month, the museum is free for everyone to visit - if you don't mind the crowds. Alternatively, you can visit the museum for free with the Paris Pass.

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