What to expect
The Musée d' Orsay is a true international reference in contemporary art. Every year, more than three million people come to admire thousands of paintings, sculptures, engravings and drawings from the 19th century, in the atypical setting of an old railway station converted into a museum in 1986. Under the elegant glass arches of the large gallery, you can admire the masterpieces of the greatest impressionist artists such as Degas, Monet, Renoir, Manet and Courbet.
||Opening hours for the Musée d'Orsay
|Open every day except Mondays
||De 9h30 à 18h
Late night opening Thursdays. Open from 9h30 to 21h45
As the museum closes at 6pm, the evacuation of the rooms must start at 5:30pm (21:15pm on Thursday).
Closed every Monday, May 1st and December 25th.
Audioguides available in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and Russian.
Visitors with reduced mobility: Wheelchairs, folding seats and strollers are available in the changing rooms.
Cancellation conditions: Non-cancellable, non-refundable tickets.
Entrances to the Musée d' Orsay
Entrance A: visitors without tickets
Entrance B: adult groups with reservation
Entrance C: visitors with tickets
Entrance D: school groups with reservation
Avoid the queue for visitors without a ticket. Head to entrance C (reserved entrance) and present your ticket on your smartphone.
- Persons under 18 years of age
- Persons aged 18-25 who are nationals or long-term residents of a European Union country
- Teachers from French primary to secondary schools with a valid education pass.
- Visitors with disabilities with a companion
- Job seekers
- Paris Museum Pass holders
- Carte blanche members
- Members of the Society of Friends of the Musée d' Orsay
- For everyone, the first Sunday of each month
- Don't forget to take a look at the magnificent clock of the old Orsay station, still in place in the great hall.
- Avoid crowds by visiting the Musée d' Orsay during the late night openings until 9:45 p. m. every Thursday evening.