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The Art Realm’s Crown Jewel

The Orsay Museum Embark on a Journey Through Art History

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Welcome to the Orsay Museum

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Encounter Art and History in Every Corner

The Orsay Museum, located in Paris, France, is a world-renowned art treasure. Since opening as a museum in 1986, it has become a cultural and historical landmark, featuring a collection that spans from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. Visitors can delve into the evolution of art and admire an impressive array of masterpieces by iconic artists.

Housed in the former Gare d'Orsay railway station, the museum takes visitors on a journey through art history. It is especially celebrated for its extensive Impressionist collection, showcasing works by Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh.

In addition to Impressionist masterpieces, the museum boasts works by other renowned artists such as Degas and Manet. Its collection is diverse, including not only paintings but also sculptures, photographs, and decorative arts.

The Orsay Museum’s vast galleries and corridors offer an exploration of various artistic styles and cultural histories. Beyond paintings, the museum features sculptures, photographs, and decorative objects, many of which highlight France’s rich artistic heritage.

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Opening Hours

* Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

* Thursday: 9:30 AM to 9:45 PM

* Last admission: 1 hour before closing.

* Gallery clearing: 30 minutes before closing.

Museum Closed Days

* Monday: CLOSED

* Holidays closed: May 1 and December 25. Open on other holidays, except those falling on Monday, when the museum is closed.

Step into a world of wonder, where every corner of the Orsay Museum is a window into the genius of human creativity.

What awaits you inside?

The Orsay Museum houses an exceptional collection of masterpieces by both French and international artists. Among its most notable gems are Renoir's 'Bal du moulin de la Galette' and Van Gogh's 'Starry Night Over the Rhône.' The museum also features prominent works by artists such as Monet and Degas.

In addition to its stunning paintings, the Orsay Museum boasts an impressive selection of sculptures, photographs, and decorative arts. Temporary exhibitions continually enrich the museum's cultural offerings, showcasing both classic and modern art. The breadth and depth of the collection make the Orsay Museum a must-visit for art and history enthusiasts. Be sure to check the official schedule to plan your visit, as exhibitions rotate regularly.


Bringing large luggage or bulky items into the museum is not recommended. Lockers are available for items that do not exceed 55 x 35 x 20 cm. The museum is not responsible for valuable items, and all belongings must be collected on the same day.

Once you leave the museum, re-entry with the same ticket is not allowed.

Some galleries may be closed depending on the museum's schedule. It is advisable to check the gallery schedule before your visit.

Yes, drawing is allowed in both permanent and temporary collections, provided the paper or cardboard does not exceed 50 x 40 cm and does not obstruct the view of the artworks.

Photography and filming are allowed in the permanent collection galleries for personal use, but selfie sticks, flash, and other lighting devices are prohibited. Rules may vary for temporary exhibitions.

It's challenging to see the entire Orsay Museum in one day due to its size. For a one to two-hour visit, it’s recommended to focus on the main highlights. For a full-day visit, plan ahead and consult the museum map.

There are several ways to reach the Orsay Museum, depending on your location and preferences

  • Line 12: Solférino station.

  • RER C: Musée d'Orsay station.

  • Bus numbers: 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94.

  • If you prefer to drive to the Orsay Museum, there are nearby parking facilities available. Public parking in the area is recommended.

The nearest 'vélib' bike rental and drop-off points are:

  • N.° 7023: 2 rue de la Légion d'Honneur.

  • N.° 7023: 2 rue de la Légion d'Honneur.

  • N.° 1509: 23 quai Anatole France.

  • N.° 2206: 62 rue de Lille.

  • For those with their own bicycles, parking is available near the museum.

  • Temporary drop-off point next to the museum.

  • The nearest taxi stand is on Rue de Lille.

  • Stop: 'Musée d'Orsay', Quai de Solférino dock.

To preserve our heritage and ensure your well-being, please adhere to our access guidelines.

  • Photography Policy: Photography and video recording for personal use are allowed, but selfie sticks, flash, and other lighting devices are prohibited.
  • Loaned Materials: Items borrowed from the museum must remain within the premises.
  • Entry and Exit: To maintain visitor flow and minimize waiting times, re-entry is not permitted once you exit the museum.
  • Conduct Guidelines at the Orsay Museum: Maintain silence, do not touch the artworks, follow staff instructions, photography without flash, no tripods or selfie sticks, no eating or drinking in galleries, mobile phones on silent mode, respect barriers and signs, avoid carrying large backpacks, use cloakrooms, do not litter or damage facilities, no running inside the museum, respect other visitors' personal space.
  • Prohibited Items Inside the Museum: Large bags and backpacks, large umbrellas, food and drinks, professional photography equipment, tripods and selfie sticks, sharp or pointed objects, animals (except guide dogs), personal vehicles (bicycles, scooters, skates).
  • Speaking Aloud: Only heritage conservators, educational staff, and accredited guides are permitted to speak loudly within the museum.
  • RESPECT THE GARDENS: To maintain the grounds, plants, and sculptures in good condition, and for hygiene and safety reasons, the following are prohibited: Riding motorcycles or any two-wheeled vehicles, walking or sitting on the grass, picking plants and fruits, touching or climbing on statues, walking pets (except on terraces), feeding the birds.
We kindly remind you that these guidelines are established to ensure a safe and respectful atmosphere for all our guests, as well as to preserve the priceless art on display. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. We hope you have a wonderful and inspiring visit to the Orsay Museum.