Skip The Line Tickets to Orsay Museum
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Why You Shouldn't Miss This

Established in 1986, the Orsay Museum is one of the newest museums in Paris but also one of the most important. It is an institution that houses paintings from one of the most influential periods of French Art - the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist eras of the late 19the century. The museum is housed in what was once a railway station and the renovated building is a work of art in itself.

Once you walk into the building, you will be in the company of some of the greatest French artists and their works. You will be able to admire masterpieces from artists such as Paul Cezanne, Frederic Bazille, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. The museum also has paintings from the renowned Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh. One of his most famous works, A Starry Night, hangs in the Orsay Museum.

At the Orsay Museum, you will not only see famous paintings but also have the chance to catch sweeping views of Paris from its top floor. The Orsay Museum is situated in the heart of Paris, right next to the Seine and is located opposite the famous Tuileries Gardens. The top floor of the museum has an open-air terrace from where you can catch stunning views of the Seine river and Paris, as far as Montmartre.

Your Experience

Once you purchase the Orsay Museum skip the line tickets, you will receive them via an email. On the selected day of your visit, go to the museum and head to Gate C to gain priority access to the Orsay Museum. Gate A is dedicated to people who haven’t purchased their tickets while the other two, B and D, are for groups. At Gate C, you will receive priority entrance to the Orsay.

Once inside, you are free to explore the museum as you like. The exhibitions are arranged in a chronological manner, with early 19th century sculptures and classical paintings on the ground floor, leading up to the Impressionist paintings on the second and top floor. Most of the highlights of the Orsay Museum are on the top floor. The top floor also has an outdoor terrace for you to catch a break and take in stunning sights of Paris.

Some of the popular highlights of the museum which you shouldn't miss are:

  • Bal du Moulin de la Galette, Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Dinner at the Ball, Edgar Degas
  • Luncheon on the Grass, Edouard Manet
  • Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh
  • Bazille’s Studio, Frederic Bazille
  • The Cardplayers, Paul Cézanne
  • The Circus, Georges Seurat

Know Before You Go

Open Hours:

The Orsay Museum is open every day, except on Monday and holidays such as Christmas Day and International Workers Day (May 1). On Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; the museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Thursday, the museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

Getting There:

The closest railway station to Orsay Museum is the Solferino station on Line 12. Buses 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94 will drop you at the Orsay Museum as well.

The ticket is valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.

  • Orsay Museum Priority Access Tickets

Strict Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or refunded.

Additional Information
  • People below 18 years of age may enter for free.
  • Free entry on the first Sunday of each month.
My Tickets

How to Redeem your Tickets

• You will receive an email with your Orsay tickets instantly.
• Head to Gate C of the Orsay and display it at the entrance on your mobile device and enter the museum without standing in the queue.

Orsay Museum Skip the Line tickets


The ticket is valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.

Ratings & Reviews
out of 5
Jun, 2018

The Orsay Museum has been on my bucket list since forever and exceeded all expectations

Jun, 2018

Even though the classical paintings on the ground floor were amazing, top floor was the best

Jun, 2018

The chronological order with which the paintings have been arranged is the most impressive part of this museum! Great job

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