THE MUSÉE D'ORSAY

The Musée d’Orsay is home to the world's largest collection of Impressionist art, and invites visitors on a journey through different artistic movements from 1848 to 1914.

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Musée d'Orsay

MECCA OF IMPRESSIONISM

The Musée d'Orsay, a national museum located in a former railway station, famously holds the world's largest collection of Impressionist art. Visitors can admire The Luncheon on the Grass by Édouard Manet, Dance at Le Moulin de la galette by Renoir, and many others, including works by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, and Claude Monet. The centre of the museum is dedicated to post-impressionists, prominently featuring Paul Gauguin, and his Tahitian Women on the Beach and Self Portrait In a Hat. 

 

The Musée d'Orsay gives visitors the opportunity to see each successive Western movement of art. The romanticism of Eugène Delacroix, the symbolism of Odilon Redon, and the realism of Gustave Courbet are prominently featured. Visitors can admire 23 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and sculptures by Rodin and Camille Claudel. 

 

The museum's auditorium hosts multiple conferences, concerts, shows, and more. Additionally, temporary exhibitions supplement the permanent collections throughout the year.

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Address 

1, rue de la Légion-d’Honneur - 75007 Paris

Opening Hours 

The Musée d’Orsay is open Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Open until 9:45 p.m. on Thursdays. Closed 1 May and 25 December.
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Getting There 

  • Take the RER C to Musée d’Orsay station. It will take you directly to the museum's basement level.
  • You can also take Metro line 12 to Solférino station. From there it's a 3-minute walk to the museum.
  • Coming from the right bank, take line 1 to Tuileries station. From there, it's a 10-minute walk to the Musée d’Orsay via the Jardin des Tuileries and the Pont Royal.

Individual visitors should come in through the A entrance, or the C entrance if they already have tickets. Groups of adults, with reservations, should come in through entrance B.