The Musée d'Orsay is one of the world's most famous museums.

The museum's success is due to its unique setting in a former railway station and its superb Impressionist collection, not to mention the rich calendar of events on offer: exhibitions, concerts, shows, film festivals, symposia and art history courses. Close to 4000 exhibits dating from 1848–1914 showcase the painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts and architecture of this decisive period in the history of art. Artists include: Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cézanne, as well as Millet, Courbet, Carpeaux, Rodin and Maillol.

Spotlight on Impressionism

The Musée d'Orsay invites visitors to rediscover a large proportion of its collections. At the end of 2011, following two years of renovation work, the museum opened a new temporary exhibition hall as well as five levels entirely dedicated to the decorative arts, enabling visitors to get a fresh take on the works housed here. But it is the Impressionists gallery that really makes an impact.

With redesigned displays and new lighting, masterpieces reveal their use of colours against a backdrop of coloured walls and picture rails painted a subtle grey, whilst sculptures are presented in understated and spacious window displays. The dark parquet flooring dotted with modern "Water Block" benches made from optical glass provides contrast with these splashes of colour.

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Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 9.30 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on May 1st and December 25th. Last access at 5pm.

Rates

Audioguide: 100 €
Group adults: 260 €
Group children: 0 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, subscribers, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 500 people.

Full price: 14 €
Reduced price: 11 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons.

The entrance ticket gives access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
Free for all every first sunday of the month

Included in the Paris Museum Pass.

Reception

Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers
  • Children

Groups

  • Minimum number of people : 500

Visits

Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request

Average length of visit

  • 150 minutes (individual)
  • 90 minutes (groups)

Services and facilities

Services

  • Ticketing in number

Languages

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Visit languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Languages of educational signs

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Audioguide languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Additional information

Child audioguide language : French

Adult multimedia guide languages : Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Child multimedia guide language : English, French, Italian

Accessibility

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Site, building totally accessible
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability

For more information, see the accessible establishments directory at www.accessible.net.

Access

Metro Solférino (line 12)

RER Musée d'Orsay (line C)

Bus 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94

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Booking

  • Réservation groupes
  • For groups :
    Booking required
    External guide accepted
    Right to speak : Charged
    Right to speak cost : €40

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