Dedicated Entrance to the Louvre and Orsay Museum
Get skip the line access to two iconic museums in Paris - the Louvre Museum and the Orsay Museum. Located on either side of the Seine river, opposite each other, this experience is the perfect way to discover these French museums and dive into the rich world of French and European art.
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. At the Orsay, 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.
The Louvre Museum needs no introduction. It is the largest art museum in the world and is home to over 380,000 artefacts. Of these, around 35,000 objets d’ art are on display in 8 curatorial departments - Egyptian Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Islamic Art; Decorative Arts; Sculpture; Paintings; Drawings and Prints. You don’t need to be an art or history fanatic to enjoy the collections of the Louvre Museum. Going through the galleries of The Louvre is an experience that everyone must experience once in their lifetime.
Your Orsay Museum tickets will help you bypass the long ticket lines and provide you with priority access to the museum. 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.
As soon as you book your tickets, you will receive an email voucher confirming your Louvre tickets. On the day you would like to visit the museum, simply head to the redemption centre (refer to the "My Tickets" section below) that is located across the street from the Louvre and display your voucher to receive your priority access tickets. Once you have the ticket, make your way to the to the entrance and head straight to the security check. A detailed look into the Louvre's entrances can be found in the image below. You will be able to bypass the arduous queue and after a brief security check that is mandatory for every visitor, you are free to roam the halls of the Louvre.
If you wish to explore the Louvre Museum on a guided tour or save money with a combo experience, then refer to our Louvre Museum tours and tickets collection.
- Orsay Museum Priority Access Tickets
- Louvre Museum Priority Access Tickets
Know Before You Go
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.
The Louvre Museum is open every day, except on Tuesday and holidays such as Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and International Workers Day (May 1). On Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; the museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Wednesday and Friday, the museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
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 closest metro station to the Louvre Museum and the one where our ticket redemption centre is located is the Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station on Line 1. If you’re travelling to the museum by bus, buses 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95 stop at the Pyramid.
How to Redeem your Tickets
• You will receive an email with your Orsay tickets in a few minutes.
• Carry a printed copy of the ticket to the museum on the day of your visit.
• Head to Gate C of the Orsay and display it at the entrance and enter the museum without standing in the queue.
• Display your voucher on your mobile phone at the redemption centre (Newspaper Stand at Marionnaud, 1 Place du Palais Royal) and receive your physical tickets for the Louvre Museum.
• Once you have the tickets, you can head to any of the Louvre’s 3 entrances. The closest entrance is the Richelieu Passage entrance, located 20 metres from the newsstand.
• The other entrance you can take is the Carrousel du Louvre entrance, an underground shopping mall that leads to the Louvre. Its access is next to Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel.
• If you wish to enter from the main entrance, the Pyramid entrance, then head to the pyramid and look for the sign “avec billet” that means “with tickets” to the left of the normal line. After a brief security check, you will be able to enter the Louvre Museum.
• Note: If you are visiting on a Sunday, then the redemption centre is located at 162 Rue de Rivoli, located next to the Bureau de Change.
• A detailed look into the location of the redemption point and the three entrances of the Louvre can be found here.
Musée d'Orsay, Louvre Museum, Paris
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