Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay is a must-visit destination in Paris for art enthusiasts. The unique feature of this museum is that it is located inside a former railway station.
Inside, you can admire 19th-century artworks from various artistic movements.

The History of the Museum

The Orsay railway station was inaugurated in 1900 during the Paris World Exhibition.

It remained in use until 1939 and was abandoned after the end of World War II until its transformation into a museum was decided in 1977. It was officially opened in 1986.

It still retains the charm of the old railway station, and its exhibition layout, spread across 5 floors, is more convenient to visit compared to larger museums like the Louvre.

What to See at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris

This museum is an unmissable destination in Paris for art lovers, along with the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou. The artworks come from several Parisian museums, private collections, and recent acquisitions. Most of them belong to the period between 1848 and 1914, including Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.

The main masterpieces at the Musée d'Orsay are by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Degas.

The collections are continuously enriched, making the museum an ever-evolving experience.

How to Get to the Musée d'Orsay

The museum is located across from the Louvre and is easily accessible by public transport. The recommended and fastest means are the RER and the metro.

To fully enjoy your visit to the Musée d'Orsay, it is recommended to purchase your ticket online to save time at the ticket counter and skip any potential queues.
During the booking, you can choose the day and time of your visit.

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