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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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Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
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Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
USD58.84 per adult
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I would recommend doing Skip the line tours for visiting most everywhere. Isabell was our tour guide and she was very good. It was nice to be able to stay longer and wonder through a few additional areas.
Betty_A, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Appreciate what you’re seeing
darlene_G, May 2022
Musée d'Orsay Skip the Line Private Tour
Learn the history of art I France. With this tour you will learn why each painting is done a certain way. See art in a whole new light
star-5
Ivana was an excellent...
Thomas_M, May 2022
Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Private Tour
Ivana was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and tied things together with pictures from her iPad. Highly recommended.
star-5
Excellent museum and guide
Isabel_K, May 2022
Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max
I highly recommend this guided tour. Our guide, Belen, was amazing. She is so knowledgeable about history and art. Made the museum come alive. Don’t miss a trip to this wonderful museum. It’s worth your time
star-5
Don't miss this tour!
Jacqueline_H, May 2022
Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
What can I say! I love the d'Orsay...what a beautiful structure. And, then there is the art. Our tour guide was fabulous! He was so funny and entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, thank you:)
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Orsay highlights
Richard_S, May 2022
Skip-the-Line Musee d'Orsay Paris Private Impressionism Tour
Emmanuel was very informative about the highlights and history she showed us and could answer any questions.
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Our guide, Damien, was...
Terry_C, May 2022
Orsay Masterpieces - Priority access - Small group of max 6 people - 2h tour
Our guide, Damien, was wonderful! He was very informative, helpful, easy to understand, and engaging. We learned a lot and enjoyed our tour!
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Don’t miss
LESLIEANN_W, May 2022
Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
Camille was an excellent tour guide. She pointed out the changes that were occurring in art n drew connections to the new artists and world events. Wonderful museum!
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Perfect tour with Lucia
Dan_N, May 2022
Skip-the-line Musée d’Orsay Orsay Museum Guided Tour - Private Tour
Lucia was amazing! She had a specific itinerary which immersed us into the history and progression of the art in 19th century. You won't get this from internet or self guided tours. This is the best way to experience the museum.
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Exceptional Private Tour Experience
Craig_C, May 2022
Musée d'Orsay Skip the Line Private Tour
Afsaneh was an extremely knowledgeable guide with a deep understanding and appreciation for art history. She brought the museum to life!
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Great Museum
Michael_W, May 2022
Musée d'Orsay Skip-the-Line Impressionists Guided Tour
The guide is good at giving context to works of art. You can stay afterwards and view more in the museum.
star-5
Elizabeth is awesome!
Paul_B, Apr. 2022
Discover Highlights of Impressionism and Hidden Gems in Musée d'Orsay
Elizabeth was an amazing guide. She made the paintings and the time of the artists come alive. She is also a genuine and kind person. Well worth the price. Don’t miss it!
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Thought Provoking
Paul_P, Apr. 2022
The Impressionists at Orsay - skip the line
Our guide Naomi was very well versed in the collection and showed us a lot that we did not expect to see. She got a bit painterly on us a couple of times, and perhaps she picked some pictures to focus on just for shock value, but he point was how the artists in this museum pushed the boundaries.

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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Frequently Asked Questions
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