Musée d'Orsay

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Musée d'Orsay: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Paris: Musée d'Orsay 1-Day Ticket with Reserved Access

    1. Paris: Musée d'Orsay 1-Day Ticket with Reserved Access

    Explore one of the world’s best art museums at your own pace with a reserved access day admission ticket to the Musée d'Orsay. Avoid lengthy lines and the hassle of ticket counters. You’ll simply show your voucher directly at the dedicated entrance for visitors with pre-bought tickets. After a security check, you’ll be able to walk straight inside. The Musée d'Orsay is located in the former Gare d'Orsay train station and is home to one of France's largest national collections of art. The major section of the museum is dedicated to Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, but you also find some sculptures, photographs, and furniture. This is considered one of the best galleries in Paris and contains masterpieces such as Dance at le Moulin de la Galette by Renoir, Apples and Oranges by Cézanne, Van Gogh's self-portraits and many other unique pieces you’ll have the opportunity to ...

    Our guide was very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the tour with her and would do it again. Thank you!

  • Paris: Orsay and Orangerie Museums Skip-the-Line Ticket

    2. Paris: Orsay and Orangerie Museums Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Benefit from skip-the-line entry to 2 famous cultural institutions in the heart of Paris. Get access to both the Orsay Museum and to the Orangerie Museum in the Tuileries Gardens. Marvel at works of art by a selection of world-famous artists. Orsay Museum: Enter the former Beaux-Arts train station of the Gare d'Orsay, constructed by Victor Laloux for the 1900 World Fair. Now home to the Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay), the beautiful building is one of the most popular cultural venues in Paris. Skip the long lines with your entry ticket, and then journey through various artistic movements, including Academism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau. See works by artists such as Bonnard, Carpeaux, Cézanne, Courbet, Daumier, Degas, Gauguin, Guimard, Lalique, Manet, Millet, Monet, Pissarro, Redon, Renoir, Rodin, Seurat, Sisley, Van Gogh and Vuillar! Oranger...

    Have been wanting to see museums for years and finally got the opportunity. Loved every minute of our 5 plus hours.

  • Paris Museum Pass: 2, 4, or 6 Days

    3. Paris Museum Pass: 2, 4, or 6 Days

    Enjoy priority skip-the-line access to over 60 museums and monuments in and around the city of Paris including the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, and Centre Pompidou. The Pass is available for 2, 4, or 6 days with the pick-up point conveniently located a mere 10-minute walk from the Louvre. Benefits of the pass include free admission to many attractions, sights, and museums. In Paris: Musée de l’Armée Tombeau de Napoléon 1er Centre Pompidou Musée national d’Art modern Musée national des Arts asiatiques Guimet Les Arts décoratifs Musée des Arts et métiers Musée de l’Assistance Publique, Hôpitaux de Paris Musée du quai Branly Musée Picasso Paris Chapelle expiatoire La Cinémathèque française Musée du Cinéma Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie Conciergerie Musée national Eugène Delacroix Musée des Égouts de Paris Musée du Louvre - Musée national de la Marine Musée de la Monnaie Cité de ...

    So far just time all the small things first to make the most about the pass and then the big ones

  • Paris: Sunset Cruise with Drink and City Walking Tour

    4. Paris: Sunset Cruise with Drink and City Walking Tour

    Get the best of the French capital with a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the Seine. Admire sunset views of Paris before embarking on an audio tour of the city. Set sail along the Seine for a relaxing sunset cruise with amazing views of city highlights. Enjoy the ambiance on board with your choice of drink and calming electro-lounge music. Capture stunning photos along the river from the famous bridges to the most iconic monuments in Paris. Hop off to explore the city at your own pace with an audio-guided walking tour. Choose between 10 available tours in Paris such as Montmartre, Street Art, or the Eiffel Tower tour.

    Lovely boat with perfect views of Paris during sunset. Nice crew and great champagne

  • Paris: 2-Hour Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour with Options

    5. Paris: 2-Hour Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour with Options

    A visitor will quickly understand why the Musée d’Orsay is consistently ranked the favorite museum of Parisians themselves. Built over 100 years ago as a train station welcoming international visitors to the World’s Fair, the Beaux-Arts structure now displays the best art from that period, making it an essential visit during your stay in the City of Lights. Your expert guide, fully accredited and eager to open your eyes to artistic passion, will meet you right in front of the museum, and your group will bypass any long lines to enter immediately. Believe it or not, the Impressionists’ peaceful scenes of rural and city life were thought absolutely shocking when they were painted. The vivid colors and expressive brushstrokes truly shook the foundations of the artistic establishment. Your guide will bring to life the turbulent personalities of the painters, describing how each artist dared...

    I live in Paris but hardly ever get a chance to explore the city- the tour with Sam was so fantastic, he was flexible to adjust it according to interest, was lovely and full of knowledge, clearly passionate about art, I learnt so much!

  • Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

    6. Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

    Board your family-friendly cruise at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. During the one-hour sightseeing cruise, learn all the secrets of Paris thanks to your guide on board. Listen to anecdotes about Paris and its inhabitants. Hear all about the architecture, history, monuments and bridges of the city. Secrets will be revealed, so be ready to be surprised.  A bar on board will be serving french crêpes, snacks, and drinks. Sit back and relax as you take in the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

    Beautiful tour, except the % of English guide info was very poorly and too brief.

  • Musée d’Orsay: Private Tour

    7. Musée d’Orsay: Private Tour

    Get an expert introduction to one of the most celebrated museums in Paris with a live tour guide. The museum, housed in a former train station, is steeped in history and contains a wealth of artworks from the 19th century. Learn about the featured artists of the museum’s collection of French art on this walking tour around the iconic museum. Explore the backgrounds and individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Gauguin. As well as viewing some selected highlights, learn the secrets surrounding the techniques used by the Impressionists and post-Impressionists. Along the way, your guide will also explain the social background and turmoil of the 19th century, providing an in-depth insight into the layered artworks. With such insight, discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement.

  • Best of Paris Bike Tour

    8. Best of Paris Bike Tour

    Cruise through Paris from Notre-Dame to the Eiffel Tower on a bike and see the highlights of this great city in a fun way. Cycle around the glass pyramids in the Louvre’s courtyard, learn about the Impressionists in the Orsay Museum, and get right into the middle of the Place de la Concorde for an amazing view of the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe! On this half-day small-group bike tour you’ll ride along the banks of the Seine River as you breeze by other visitors and locals. Make stops at the most picturesque spots where your guide will tell you about Paris and share little-known fun and historical facts. You’ll also learn some secrets that will help you later as you explore Paris on your own – such as where to find the shortcut into the Louvre that saves you 2 hours of time waiting in line! You’ll enjoy a snack break at the Rue Cler outdoor market, where you’ll have a half h...

    Nicola has a great sense of humor, is very informative with A pleasing disposition. He made it work in spite of having a group that spanned over 60 years in age! Great way to get an introduction to Paris

  • Paris: Musée d'Orsay 2.5-Hour Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line

    9. Paris: Musée d'Orsay 2.5-Hour Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line

    Located in the beautiful Beaux Arts building formerly used as the Gare d'Orsay railway station, the Musée d'Orsay is one of the best loved and most popular attractions in Paris. Designed as an introduction for first-time visitors, this 2.5-hour private tour will get you to the museum’s highlights, as well as some lesser known gems, with the minimum of fuss and stress. Skip the long lines to enjoy priority entrance, then head to remarkable works by the French Impressionists and more. Learn about the featured artists of the museum’s collection of 19th-century French art. Explore the backgrounds and individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne and Gauguin. As well as viewing some selected highlights, learn the secrets surrounding the techniques used by the Impressionists and post-Impressionists and discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art...

    I gave our guide, Oliver, a very difficult task to help me recreate my year as a student in Paris. He was charming, knew his art history, got us in and out of the museum on time. This guided tour was a total self-indulgence on my part. I was short on time and visiting Paris for perhaps the final time. It was a treat to be a "student" once again. The only negative is that the company expected me to "review" the tour immediately. I was enjoying a trip and kept my "internet" time to a minimum. Let a client get home before requesting a review! Please don't send repeated requests. If a client enjoyed your services, they will post as soon as they are able. Thank you, Oliver!

  • Musée d’Orsay: Tour

    10. Musée d’Orsay: Tour

    Like any first rate museum, the Musée D’Orsay can be overwhelming to visit alone. Take the stress out of journeying through the magnificent building and avoid missing out on the must-sees with this guided tour. Follow your guide and step into a world of color and light. The museum is home to some of the greatest, most recognizable works of art from the likes of Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Cezanne and Renoir. Witness up close the swirling colors of the artistic revolution, as your expert guide explains not only the artworks, but the artists behind the frame, and the incredible changes that were also taking place in French society at the time.

Planning Your Visit

  • How much time?

    As large as the Musee d'Orsay is, there's not much filler. If you only have 3 or 4 hours to spare, stick to the Impressionist wing, otherwise don't expect to see it all in a day!

  • When to visit?

    The Musee d'Orsay's opening hours are from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, except on Thursdays when it's open until 9:45PM, and Mondays when, as with May 1st and December 25th, the gallery is closed. Get there as early as possible and consider booking your tickets online to skip the long lines. If you plan to visit in a large group, pre-booking is mandatory.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    9:00AM to 6:00PM, Thursdays until 9:45PM, closed Mondays, May 1st and Christmas.
  • Is it expensive?
    Tickets start at €11, but packages and concessions are available.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Take the Metro line 12 to Solférino, RER line C to Musée d'Orsay or buses 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94.
  • Additional information

    • Cloakrooms are available free of charge but not recommended for large items or valuables.

    • All guests will need to pass through security to enter.

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What people are saying about Musée d'Orsay

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,288 reviews

Christophe was a very good guide, who shows his passion for art. He explained very nice facts that were unknown for us and he was very kind with our kids while adjusting his explanations to their level. We would love to book him again.

An excellent museum. Entrance was smooth, even though we were more than 45 min late. Wished we had planned for more time, and had headed to the top floor first.

Have been wanting to see museums for years and finally got the opportunity. Loved every minute of our 5 plus hours.

Our guide was very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the tour with her and would do it again. Thank you!

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