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Orsay Museum Tickets Guide

Housing an incredible collection from greats like Van Gogh to Monet, the Orsay Museum is an Impressionist gem in Paris. It is home to an incredible collection of 19th-century paintings and other art. Many icons of the Impressionist era are represented at the Orsay Museum including Degas, Manet, Sisley, Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, and van Gogh. Planning to visit the Orsay Museum? Before you book your Orsay Museum tickets, learn more about the landmark here.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Orsay Museum Paris

  • The Orsay Museum now accepts only online reservations to ensure visitor capacity isn’t breached. 
  • Guests ages 11 and up need to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times inside the museum.
  • Guests are required to maintain a minimum distance of 1 meter with others.
  • While lockers and cloakrooms are available, you can only store items that are prohibited inside the museum.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance for guests.
  • No groups will be allowed in without a prior reservation online and bookings for large groups should be made at least a month in advance.

All Your Orsay Museum Tickets Options

When you book your Orsay Museum tickets online, you can choose from different options based on your preference. You opt for dedicated entrance tickets that give you priority access to the museum, Orsay Museum guided tour tickets, and Orangerie Museum and Orsay Museum combo tickets. Here’s a breakdown of the different Orsay Museum ticket options you pick from.

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Priority Access

Combo Ticket

Get access to one of the most iconic art galleries in Paris; the Orsay Museum. Here, admire the incredible masterpieces on display including work by Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro, and Monet, among many others. Save time by visiting through a dedicated entrance.

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Enjoy unlimited access to all floors and exhibits at the Orsay Museum with these direct entry tickets. Avoid waiting lines and get in straight through the dedicated entrance and discover works by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas and more.
Skip the long queue at the entrance and get access to the Orsay Museum with these tickets. With these priority access Orsay Museum tickets, you get to choose between two ticket options: an audio guide available  in 4 languages or an expert English-speaking guide. Explore masterpieces from the post-impressionist era at the Orsay Museum.

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Save time and skip the long lines with these priority access Orsay Museum tickets. Not only do you save time, but your experience also includes a tour with a local expert who will enlighten you about the history and significance of the museum, along with highlighting in detail its best artwork.
Kill two birds with one stone by booking a combo ticket. With these, get access to not just the Orsay Museum, but other popular French museums and landmarks, like the Palace of Versailles, Louvre Museum and more. A major benefit of opting for combo tickets is that you get skip-the-line access, allowing you to bypass the long queues. 

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With these combo tickets, get skip-the-line access to two popular museums in the city: Orsay Museum and Orangerie Museum. Explore all the top permanent and temporary exhibits at these museums.
Get access to all the exhibits at the Louvre Museum and Orsay Museum with this combo ticket and explore classical art to the fullest.
This combo ticket is a must for those who want to cover a couple of Paris’ top attractions: the Orsay Museum and Palace of Versailles. Get skip-the-line access to both landmarks and save time.

Plan Your Visit to Orsay Museum Paris

Opening Hours

Getting There

Facilities/Guidelines

What are Orsay Museum opening hours?

Orsay Museum is open from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM between Tuesday to Sunday. The museum remains open till 9:45 PM on Thursdays.

When is Orsay Museum closed?

The Orsay Museum is closed on Mondays, 1 May and 25 December.

What is the best time to visit Orsay Museum?

The best time to visit Orsay Museum would be during weekday mornings to avoid evening and weekend crowds. The best time of year to visit the Orsay Museum falls between September and November. You can also visit the museum between February and April for a relatively crowd free experience.

How long should I spend at Orsay Museum?

On an average, you can spend between 2 to 4 hours at the Orsay Museum but the actual duration depends on your interest.

Where is Orsay Museum located?

Orsay Museum is located at 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France.
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Can I take the subway/train to Orsay Museum?

Yes, board the Line 12 metro and exit at Solférino metro station. Orsay Museum is just 5 minutes away from the station.

Can I take the bus to Orsay Museum?

Yes, you can take any of the following buses to the museum: 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 87, and 94.

Is storage facility available at Orsay Museum?

Yes, lockers and cloakrooms will be available but only for objects that are not allowed in the museum.

Is Orsay Museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Is photography allowed at Orsay Museum?

Yes, photography is allowed at Orsay Museum but the use of selfie sticks is prohibited.

Are audio guides available at Orsay Museum?

Yes, audio guides are available in French, English and Italian at Orsay Museum.

What to See at Orsay Museum Paris?

Embark on an Impressionist journey during your tour of the Orsay Museum in Paris. Admire masterpieces by Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and more. Some must-see art are:

Small Dancer Aged 14, Edgar Degas

A renowned artist from the Realism era, Degas created Small Dancer Aged 14 by drawing inspiration from Marie, a Paris Opera dancer. While Degas’ original work was created using wax and real hair, the sculpture on display at the Orsay Museum is made of bronze.

La Liberté, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

The Statue of Liberty at the Orsay Museum is amongst the most revered sculptures in the world. The principal artist Bartholdi sculpted a 3 meter scale model for the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900. The sculpture follows the same simple, yet regal design of the original statue, making for a riveting experience for visitors.

Starry Night, Van Gogh

Arguably one of the most popular and iconic paintings in the world, Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is a definite highlight of the Orsay Museum. According to legends, Van Gogh was inspired to create the painting by a strikingly star-filled sky one night in Arles. The painting uses deep shades of blue in swirl forms to surround the glowing crescent moon and many stars.

Bal du Moulin de la Galette, Renoir

One of the most well-known examples of Impressionist art, Bal du Moulin de la Galette is an intricately-detailed piece that beautifully captured the thriving cafe culture and bustling life of the Parisian Bourgeoisie.

Poppy Field, Monet

Considered by many to be the most admired artist in art history, Monet is heavily featured at the Orsay, including Poppy Field,  one of his most iconic works. Featuring rich hues of red, green and yellow, the painting’s depiction of flowers will leave an immediate impression on your mind.

Top Museums in Paris

If you’re looking to explore other famous museums in Paris, here are a few not to miss out on.  

Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum, also called the Great Louvre or French Grand Louvre, is the national museum and art gallery of France. The museum is housed inside a palace in Paris located on the site of the 12th-century fortress of Philip Augustus. One of the most visited art museums in the world, the Louvre is a must-visit when in Paris. The work showcased here spans ancient civilizations to the mid 19th century. You can book Louvre Museum tickets separately or as part of a combo ticket.

Orangerie Museum

Orangerie Museum is an art gallery that showcases an exciting collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. The museum is renowned for housing eight large Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet. You can also witness the works of masterful artists including Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Maurice Utrillo, and many others. You can book Musee de L’Orangerie tickets online as part of your combo ticket.

Musee du quai Branly

Featuring the indigenous art and cultures of Asia, Oceania, the Americas, and Africa, the Musée du quai Branly makes for a remarkable visit. With a collection that has more than a million objects across both permanent and temporary thematic exhibits, the museum offers a fascinating glimpse at different cultures around the world. Book Musee du Quai Branly tickets.

Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum showcases the paintings, engravings, drawings, and sculptures of the Spanish-born artist Pablo Picasso. The museum opened in Paris in 1985 and at that point showcased a collection featuring 228 paintings, 149 sculptures, and almost 3,100 drawings and engravings. A must-visit when in Paris, the museum offers visitors a glimpse at the life and work of a great artist. Book Picasso Museum tickets.

Grevin Museum

Hidden in the Grands Boulevard district, the Grevin Museum is different from other museums on this list for it’s exhibition of celebrities in wax. Created for the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900, the museum currently functions like a giant kaleidoscope multiplying the rooms infinitely. Visitors can experience games of sound and light that will transport them from one universe to another. Book Grevin Museum tickets

Orsay Museum Tickets FAQs

Is Orsay Museum now open to visitors?

Yes, the Orsay Museum reopened for visitors on 23rd June 2020 after a three month shutdown due to the pandemic. It is open to the public with various safety measures in place.

What safety measures are in place at Orsay Museum Paris?

The Orsay Museum now accepts only online reservations. Visitors are required to wear masks covering their nose and face for the duration of their visit and maintain a distance of at least 1 meter from others.

Are Orsay Museum tickets available online now?

Yes, at present you can only get Orsay Museum tickets online since only digital reservations are being accepted due to the pandemic. It is recommended that guests book their tickets in advance to get their preferred date and time to visit.

What are the different types of Orsay Museum tickets?

There are many different types of Orsay Museum tickets you can choose from including dedicated entrance tickets, skip-the-line access with guided tours, and combo tickets.

What is the cancelation policy for Orsay Museum tickets?

The cancelation policy depends on the Orsay Museum ticket you book. Some tickets offer a full refund within a stipulated time while others have strict no refunds or cancelation policies.

Is priority access included in Orsay Museum tickets?

Yes, most Orsay Museum tickets include priority access, allowing you to skip the waiting lines and save time.

Are Orsay Museum guided tours available now?

Yes, both unguided and guided tours of the Orsay Museum are now available. Bookings for such tours must be made at least a month in advance.

Are audio guides available at Orsay Museum?

Yes, audio guides are available in French, English and Italian at Orsay Museum.

What are the Orsay Museum’s opening hours?

Orsay Museum is open from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday while it closes at 9:45 PM on Thursdays.

What is the best time to visit the Orsay Museum Paris?

The best time to visit Orsay Museum would be during weekday mornings to avoid evening and weekend crowds. The best time of year to visit the Orsay Museum falls between September and November. You can also visit the museum between February and April for a relatively crowd free experience.

How do I get to the Orsay Museum?

If you take the metro, alight at Solférino metro station and simply walk 5 minutes to get to the museum. You can also take buses 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 87, and 94 to get to the Orsay Museum.
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