Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay, Paris: Hours, Address, Musée d'Orsay Reviews: 4.5/5

Musée d'Orsay
4.5
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
About
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. In 2011, the museum is running a renovation of the top floor (impressionist gallery). Only ground and medium floor are accessible. The top floor will re-open on the 20th of October. Meanwhile, some impressionist masterpieces are not visible.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from $35.77
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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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RealBudgetTraveler
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany52 contributions
Great Museum - Worth Cost of Entry - Fascinating Arts
Sep 2021
d'Orsay is smaller and generally less crowded than the Louvre, but whereas the Louvre probably takes a couple of visits to completely view, Musee d'Orsay is easier to view in a few hours - this was my impression on a first time visit in September, however, I think one of the floors was closed temporarily. The works displayed here are fantastic and generally more accessible than the Louvre on a crowded day.
Written September 19, 2021
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Michael N
5 contributions
Great 1/2 day Museum Experience!
Sep 2021
We chose to visit the Musee d'Orsay in Paris rather than one of the larger museums, like the Louvre. We spent about 3 hours wandering through the many rooms and halls of beautiful sculptures, paintings, and fascinating exhibits. The famous Monet and Van Gogh painting were absolutely gorgeous! When we left, we felt like we saw a lot, but were not totally overwhelmed. Beautiful old building as well. Amazing how the old train station was converted into an excellent space for a museum. Great experience!
Written September 18, 2021
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TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
Santa Fe, NM539 contributions
Spectacular venue
Sep 2021
This spectacular old train station and its art collection are indeed better than Louvre. Wish I had read earlier review and started on fifth floor because by the time we got there and walked out for a magnificent view across the Seine, we were pooped from climbing, standing and listening to too much audio guide. A personal guide might be better.
Written September 16, 2021
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Alex P
Somain, France5 contributions
Fantastic
Aug 2021
Fantastic museum, lot exhibits, nice atmosphere, good price for the ticket, not to crowded, in all recommended
Written September 16, 2021
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Kristi C
34 contributions
Scond trip, just as beautiful
Sep 2021
We purchased a guided group tour with the musueum, it allowed for special access. The guide provided and art history lesson and then you were free to stay in the musuem.
Written September 15, 2021
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Tina C
3 contributions
Better than the Louvre
Sep 2021
I enjoyed this museum more than I enjoyed the Louvre. It is best to go first thing in the morning and, head up to the 5th floor first so you can spend time with some of the more famous paintings and the clocks.
Written September 14, 2021
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Debbie P
Dunstable, UK32 contributions
One of the best art galleries in the world!
Sep 2021
Amazing selection of impressionist and post impressionist paintings, statues and art noveau furniture in a stunning building. There is so much to see I would recommend starting on the 5th floor with the impressionist art because if you work your way up from the bottom you could be quite weary when you get to the best bits!
Written September 13, 2021
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OurFuture
Washington DC, DC115 contributions
One of the greatest museums in the world
Aug 2021
If you like the great impressionists and post-impressionists, you have to go. Fantastic collection, including some of the most famous paintings of that era.
Written September 13, 2021
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Trelemorele
Warsaw, Poland183 contributions
The best art museum in Paris.
Sep 2021
1. It was my 5th time in Paris and I still think that it's the best art museum in Paris. Of course if you like impressionism ;)

2. The best pictures of impressionists and postimpressionists are here like Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Deags, Gauguin.

3. There is sculpture also, mainly on the ground floor.

4. Important for parents! Children have free entry and for you as a parent price is reduced (you pay 13 Euro, not 16 Euro).

5. Moving around is also quite easy. It's not so easy to get lost like in other museums of Paris.
Written September 10, 2021
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Pam S
Syracuse, NY180 contributions
Amazing Collection
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is the finest collection of Impressionist Art in the world, I believe. Buy your tickets for an early entrance as the Museum gets crowded even in Covid times. The audioguide is well done and worth the cost. But don’t try to listen to every available work or you will be exhausted before seeing all the highlights. Start at the top since that is the most popular and becomes crowded. There is an outdoor space near the coffee shop that was a good place to take a break and enjoy the Paris skyline. If you only go to one museum besides the Louvre, make it this one!
Written September 9, 2021
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Musée d'Orsay is open:
  • Tue - Wed 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 9:30 AM - 9:45 PM
  • Fri - Sun 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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