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Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay)
Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay)

Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay)

62 rue de Lille, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75343

The Basics

With its position in the 7th arrondissement, just across the river from the Jardin des Tuileries, the Orsay Museumis easy to visit during a day of sightseeing in central Paris. Tickets are available on site, but you can avoid any wait by booking a skip-the-line ticket or a guided museum tour in advance. Or, opt for an enhanced experience that combines an art walking tour with a Orsay Museumskip-the-line ticket.

Once inside, you'll be immersed in the world of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and other masters of the 19th and 20th centuries. Works include Degas'The Ballet Class and Van Gogh'sStarry Night. In addition to the paintings, don't miss the museum's large clock, which you can look through for a view of the Right Bank.

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Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
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Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
$116.99 per adult
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Excellent guide!
Lilli is an EXCELLENT guide. She is very knowledgeable about the art and the history. She gave an excellent tour.
Lynn_V, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

star-4
A gorgeous museum.
VICTOR_R, Jan 2022
Orsay Museum Fast Access Private Guided Tour with Expert Guide
The tour was not bad. Im not sure if our guide had all the necessary knowledge or the full disposition.
star-5
Great tour
Sophie_S, Dec 2021
Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
Excellent experience with our guide Josephine! Wonderful to walk the Musée d’Orsay in such a different way - I learned a ton.
star-5
Excellent Private Tour!!
Brett_M, Dec 2021
Skip-the-line Paris Orsay Museum Private Tour for Kids and Families
We chose a private tour at Musee D’Orsay with our 8-yo son - 2 adults and a child. Our guide Christiana (sp?) was excellent! She was so engaging with our son and so interesting. Even though we both were familiar with impressionist works, she taught us things we never new and we saw the art in a completely new light. Money we’ll spent! We were all inspired!
star-5
Loved our guide
PeterA_D, Dec 2021
Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
Jessica was a wonderful tour guide! Super knowledgeable and kept everyone’s interest! We loved learning all about how the impressionist movement came about and seeing their work!
star-5
The best 2 hours at the Orsay!
Leslie_P, Dec 2021
Orsay Masterpieces - Priority access - Small group of max 6 people - 2h tour
Cynthia is a storyteller. She brought the artists, their paintings and history to life. I felt like I went to the Orsay with a friend. The 2 hours were perfect. Well worth the money. Will do this again and I highly recommend it and ask for Cynthia.
star-5
Great fun and informative afternoon
Laurentia_G, Dec 2021
Louvre & Orsay Museums Skip-the-line Semi-Private Guided Combo Tour
We spent the afternoon with Taylor and couldn't have had a better time! She was informative, sweet and answered all the questions we could think of. This tour was a great way to get our footing in the huge maze that is the louvre. The time flew by and was a great introduction to both the louvre and musee dorsay, I cant wait to visit again with my newfound knowledge!
star-5
Incredible
Amy_H, Dec 2021
Musée d'Orsay Skip the Line Private Tour
David was our guide and he was so incredibly knowledgeable! He knew the time period of what we wanted to see. The art is amazing and his stories were perfection!
star-5
A must do!
Arthur_G, Dec 2021
Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
Belen was incredible! So passionate and engaging. She gave us all the details about the private life of the painters and went out of her way to explain the natural evolution of the art movement.
star-5
Best Tour Ever
Elizabeth_R, Dec 2021
Private 2-Hour Guided Tour in Orsay Museum Paris
Cannot recommend this tour enough. Mauricio was an amazingly knowledgeable, engaging, and fun guide. Will absolutely be booking tours with this company on future trips to Paris.
star-5
Great tour guide!
silviakant, Nov 2021
Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Private Tour
Your guide Lucien. He was excellent. Punctual. Great presentation on how the Impressionists became a movement. Had a wonderful time!
star-5
Excellent
William_M, Nov 2021
Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Private Tour
Taylor and Alex are both very knowledgeable and friendly. They were excellent guides. Highly recommended.
star-5
Always take an expert with you on a tour!
Joy_M, Nov 2021
Orsay Masterpieces - Priority access - Small group of max 6 people - 2h tour
I was so pleased that I opted to take a guided tour. My guide was exceptional in presenting the history of the pieces of art and their painters. She kept me totally engaged with her wonderful insight into the art and kept me thinking by asking me great questions about what I was seeing in the different artist’s work. I absolutely loved her, the museum, and the art.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Do not bring suitcases, backpacks, or other travel bags; they are not permitted inside and cannot be left in the cloakroom.

  • Note that security is sometimes heightened at this popular site. The museum follows security measures per French authorities, and this can lead to delays.

  • Wheelchairs and pushchairs can be borrowed from the cloakroom, while large strollers and baby carriers are not allowed.

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How to Get There

Paris is best seen on foot, so try to visit the Orsay Museumduring a stroll along the Seine. Otherwise, the museum can be reached via public transit from the Rue de Bac, Solférino, or Assemblée Nationale metro stations or the Gare du Musée d'Orsay RER station.

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When to Get There

The museum is open from 9:30am to 6pm Tuesday to Sunday, with extended hours until 9:45pm on Thursdays. If you have the flexibility to go on Thursday evening, you’ll have a better chance of avoiding crowds. Also keep in mind that Paris is busiest in summer.

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Dining at theOrsay Museum

If you get hungry for something light, sandwiches and salads can be purchased at Café de l'ours, but for a more thematic dining experience at the museum, visit one of its two restaurants. At Café Campana, enjoy classic Parisian brasserie fare in a dreamy underwater environment inspired by Emile Gallé, a French artist and influencer of Art Nouveau. Or go upscale at the Restaurant du Musée d'Orsay, where French cuisine related to museum events is served in an elegant, chandelier-lined room with gilded detailing and large windows.

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