Musée d'Orsay

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

Musée d'Orsay
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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from £20.57
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 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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LandD2009
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK116 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We visited with our 6yo son (free) which made the adult tickets cheaper which was a nice surprise. I love the building and enjoyed the interesting sculptures and the famous pieces. We picked up a map as we entered and told our son it was a treasure hunt to find all of the pieces that were pictured in the photos on the back and that kept his interest throughout our visit.

Some gallery areas were really busy and there was a really long queue for the women's toilets on L5/6 so had to send him to the men's alone.

Overall a great visit though!
Written 27 May 2022
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Traveler M
Wake Forest, NC301 contributions
May 2022
Got art, but you cannot even get close to most of the pieces. Time your visit and enjoy yourself with the crowds.
Written 27 May 2022
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2015Rainbow
Trondheim, Norway12 contributions
Apr 2022
There are plenty of museums in Paris. It’s hard to understand why this one is much more crowded than most of the rest. It’s impressionist collection is wonderful, but most of the exhibits I’ve seen there (Gaudí,Maillol, and a very small from the Frick Collection in April 2022) dont justify such amount of people. If you can, try late Thursday evening visit. Perhaps in such case you can really enjoy the pictures.
Written 25 May 2022
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Dzeny
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina490 contributions
May 2022
I went there for a museum night, when the entrance was free of charge.
And I had a list of all the things I wanted to see. It was quite crowded.

The museum has a lot of stairs and is not space-wise organized like a museum you can navigate throw.
My recommendation is to skip all the floors and go straight to the 5th floor to see all those magnificent paintings. Also stop by the second floor (to the right) to see the polar bear statue.

And you should cover the most important things with that!
Written 25 May 2022
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nboughton
17 contributions
Mar 2022
The most spectacular musee in Paris. The quality of Impressionist paintings was breathtaking!! We will come back again and again!!
Written 24 May 2022
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KS
Calgary, Canada10 contributions
May 2022
Incredible building that was originally a train station. Many great pieces of art and well layed out.
Written 23 May 2022
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Elisabeth H
6 contributions
May 2022
Someone told us about this place and we LOVED it. More manageable to see vs. The Louvre and so much to see also.
Written 23 May 2022
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hellomoto88
Ipswich, MA60 contributions
May 2022
This is different from most other museums, the building is beautiful - wide open and airy. Many beautiful sculptures and paintings to admire. A reasonable size, you can see everything in 2-3 hours. The giant see-through clock is a must-see.
Written 22 May 2022
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eatlocal1ofakind
Minneapolis, MN680 contributions
May 2022
No doubt this is the #1 destination in Paris. The collection of Impressionist's assembled in this Former train station is hard to comprehend. We were fortunate to have a guide tour us through from the birth of Impressionism with Manet through to Monet, Degas, etc. On display was the rarely seen Camille on her death bed and Monet's series of five Notre Dame works. The ballerinas and many Renior's. Next time I will plan to spend even more time here. Be sure to get a look through the clocks and pause to appreciate the magnitude of the central hall. If possible, visit Giverney prior to the d'Orsay
Written 22 May 2022
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SeeingTHEworld2012
Victoria, Canada843 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
This museum is exceptional.
The impressionist galleries are extraordinary. The unfortunate part is there is very little crowd control and capacity limits. It's like instagram central.
However, the other galleries are breathtaking
The Sophie Calle display is remarkable.
Written 22 May 2022
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Musée d'Orsay is open:
  • Tue - Wed 09:30 - 18:00
  • Thu - Thu 09:30 - 21:45
  • Fri - Sun 09:30 - 18:00
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