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Dedicated Entrance to Orsay Museum

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These dedicated entrance tickets to the Orsay Museum offer the perfect way to discover the works of the greatest painters of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist era. Acquaint yourself with the best works of art from the 19th century. The museum also houses many stunning photographs, sculptures, and decorative arts dating from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century.


  • Gain entry to the Orsay Museum, one of Paris' most popular art galleries that house world-famous works.
  • Swoon over masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, and Pissarro, to name but a few.
  • Learn about the history of the Museum which was installed in the former Orsay Station - a building which is a work of art in itself.
  • In addition to being home to the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, the museum also houses a vast collection of stone and bronze sculptures that were commissioned by the wealthy in the 19th century.


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Cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

what to expect

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 19th Century.

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 at the heart of Paris, right next to the Seine and is located opposite the famous Tuileries Gardens. 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.

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.

Sights Covered

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

Temporary Exhibitions

This ticket is for entry into the permanent collections, and for temporary exhibitions, subject to availability. Following are the current temporary exhibitions:

  • 28 Sep 2021 - 16 Jan 2022: Cinema at last! Arts, images, and entertainment in France 1833-1907
    Explore nearly 300 works, objects, and films, both anonymous and by names well known to the general public.

  • 12 Oct 2021 - 13 Feb 2022: Signac, the Collector
    Browse a precise census of the paintings, drawings, and prints that belonged to Signac. You'll also find a few surprises in store, including a beautiful charcoal painting by Odilon Redon or a "slightly lewd" painting by Walter Sickert.

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Important Information

  • Some works in the museum are currently not visible. The mini-guide indicates the rooms closed for renovation. Click here to download the mini guide.
  • Please note that entry is free on the first Sunday of every month.
  • To enter the site, head directly to Gate A of the Orsay Museum.


  • Fri, Sat, Sun, Tue and Wed - 9:30am to 6pm
  • Thurs - 9:30am to 9:45pm
  • Note: Entry is free on the first Sunday of every month

Closed dates

Closed every Monday, 1 May and 25 Dec.

Discounted Tickets

Visitors can get free entry on presenting proof of any of the following:

  • If you are less than 18 years old.
  • EU citizens aged 25 and under.
  • Students of art history, differently-abled people (the accompanying person gets free entry too), and job seekers.
  • Holders of Pass Éducation cards, ICOM cards, Culture Passes, as well as members of the press, tour guides, and lecturers.
  • Entry is free on the first Sunday of every month.

Note: We only sell adult tickets (+18 yrs for non-EU citizens and + 26 yrs for EU citizens). We do not sell free tickets. If visitors are eligible for it, they will have to issue a free ticket at the venue (upon availability).

my tickets

  • You will receive an email with your Orsay Museum tickets shortly. You need not take a print out
  • Please download and display the ticket on a mobile device on the day of the experience at the meeting point

Meeting Point

  • You can redeem the tickets directly at Gate A of the Orsay Museum (1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France).

How to Get There

By Train

The closest railway station to Orsay Museum is Gare Musée d'Orsay. RER C is a direct train to this station, which is a 1-minute walk to the Orsay Museum.


The ticket is valid until 31 Dec 2021.

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