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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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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gokka
Singapore64 contributions
Come for art, but don’t expect thoughtful service. Come with less things to enjoy yourself.
Dec 2021 • Solo
Come to Musee d’Orsay for the works of Impressionists masters. It is also a pretty museum, being a train station in its past life. In general, what the museum offers is beautiful artworks and architecture that can occupy you for hours.

Don’t come if you don’t want to experience poor service. The cloakroom does not take coats, so you can imagine the heat walking around and climbing stairs with your winter coat. The cloakroom takes bags, but apparently my bag was “too small”, even though I had 2 bags, and both were heavy. I would have enjoyed the museum much more if I didn’t have my shopping, backpack and coat with me.

Lastly, don’t mind the tone they use on patrons. For example, I asked for a map of the place. I was told to walk to another counter. And when I said thank you and was about to go away, the same person said (without me asking) “an audio guide is 5 Euros”. It felt pretty rude.

I came away from the museum disappointed at the experience, but will recommend it for those who like art in general. I liked the works I saw, especially Marlene Dumas.
Written 5 December 2021
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,213 contributions
Very beautiful
Nov 2021
We had been to the Louvre on our last visit to Paris and really wanted to see the Impressionist art at Musee D'Orsay, and we were not disappointed. We did not have advance tickets, but the line moved quickly. The museum is organized by artist, so the information guide will tell you on which floor your favorite artists are located. We enjoyed our visit as well as the views from the windows. This is a beautiful museum!
Written 5 December 2021
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idivenere
San Jose, CA79 contributions
Quick Queue
Nov 2021 • Family
Arrived to the museum on a Sunday at 2PM without advance purchase tickets. There was roughly a 60-person queue zig-zagged at the entrance, but that didn’t dissuade us from taking our place in line. We entered within 20 minutes. As with all exhibits in France, be sure to have your EU health pass ready for entry. Spent the rest of the afternoon moving through the museum equipped with an audio guide. If you already have some knowledge of the artists presented, the guide is not a necessity. Paintings do have written descriptions that will serve to inform viewers without a need for a guide. Very nice exhibit full of art from the post-revolutionary period. Nice contrast to the art shown at the Louvre. Beautiful river views from various areas of the museum.
Written 4 December 2021
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922PaulE
Virginia Beach, VA336 contributions
Grand, Open, Modern
Nov 2021
OK. This wasn't my favorite museum, it being primarily impressionist. But it is worth a visit just to marvel at the architure itself. It is quite a building. With multiple levels (floors) it might take you a while to navigate the rooms and display areas before finding the stairs and elevators. But it is, indeed, a grand place. I'm glad we went there.
Written 3 December 2021
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Jeanette O
Glasgow, UK8 contributions
Wonderful museum
Dec 2021
Too crowded for us. To many tickets being sold in the midst of a pandemic. Shame the crowds spoiled the experience vfor us on this occasion.
Written 3 December 2021
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Social-Dis
Paris, France90 contributions
A Paris gem
Nov 2021
Went for the first time since I was a tourist. The impressionist exhibition is consistently one of the best in Paris. Wondering why I don't go more often.
Written 28 November 2021
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George P
Glyfada, Greece114 contributions
A vast art collection worth seeing
Nov 2021
All around great museum and the price is surely worth it. It's not ranked #1 thing to do in Paris by chance. It's worth every penny and the art things you see inside cover sculpting, painting, film art etc.
Written 28 November 2021
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Michela B
139 contributions
Superbe!
Nov 2021
Nobody in their right mind should miss this museum while in Paris. Architecture and collections are absolutely amazing.
Written 28 November 2021
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petesaund
United Kingdom1,333 contributions
Complete surprise
Nov 2021
We had no expectations for this Signac exhibition within Musee d"Orsay and were taken by surprise by the expansive layout, educational element, quality of his works but also the interplay and influence of contemporary artist like Seurat Pissarro and Henri Edmond Cross
Written 23 November 2021
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Donna S
Orlando, Florida44 contributions
Favorite Museum in Paris
Oct 2021
If I could pull up a chair and just spend the whole day I would. The works are incredible, the layout easily navigable, and the restaurant delightful!
Written 22 November 2021
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Musée d'Orsay is open:
  • Tue - Wed 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 9:30 AM - 9:45 PM
  • Fri - Sun 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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