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Dedicated Entry Tickets to Orsay Museum

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  • These dedicated access tickets to the Orsay Museum with extended validity allow you to admire permanent and temporary exhibits at your own pace.
  • From the 19th-century and beyond, the Impressionist to the Post-Impressionist, take in the works of Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Courbet, and more!
  • Head to the open-air terrace of the Orsay Museum to catch stunning views of the Seine River and Paris, as far as Montmartre.
  • Watch out for the exciting temporary exhibitions, including an upcoming collection on Manet / Degas from 28 March to 23 July, 2023.
  • Did you know that Musée d’Orsay was once a railway station? Enter a unique architectural space filled with history.
  • Pro Tip: Just 1km from Musée d'Orsay lies the Boulevard Saint-Germain. Complete your artistic journey in this bustling district filled with classic cafes frequented by renowned artists and writers.
  • Note: Entry is free on the first Sunday of every month, but only for access to permanent exhibitions.
  • To avoid the crowds, it is recommended to plan your visit in the early hours of the day.
  • Wheelchairs are available on rent.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 8 May, 2023.
  • These Tickets are valid until 8 May, 2023.

Combo: Orsay Museum + Orangerie Museum Tickets

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  • Save money as you admire a large collection of artworks at the Orsay and Orangerie Museums, located right across each other on the banks of the River Seine.
  • Plunge into the world of Impressionism as you view masterpieces by the likes of Cézanne, Degas, and Monet.
  • Access all exhibitions - permanent and temporary, to see paintings and sculptures from historical collections as well as recent acquisitions.
  • Get wallpaper-quality images of stunning architecture; from the glass-fitted neoclassical style of Orangerie to the academic Beaux-Arts style of Orsay.
  • Entry to Musée d'Orsay
  • Entry to Musée de l'Orangerie
  • Pro Tip: Find works by Picasso and encounter relatively fewer crowds in the lower levels of Orangerie.
  • The Orsay and Orangerie museums are both free to visit for all customers on the first Sunday of every month.
  • Note: Your Orsay Museum tickets have extended validity while your Orangerie Museum tickets are valid only on the time slot selected during checkout.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 31 March, 2023.
  • These Tickets are valid until 31 March, 2023.

Combo (Save 8%): Orsay Museum + Seine River Cruise Tickets

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  • For the ultimate Parisian experience, book this money-saving combo ticket and access Musée d’Orsay followed by a cruise on the River Seine.
  • Musée d’Orsay is home to myriad Impressionist paintings by legendary artists like Van Gogh, - Cezanne, Manet, and Monet.
  • Board a glass canopy boat and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city; cruise past the Pantheon, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and more!
  • Get the inside scoop on these iconic Parisian landmarks with the help of dedicated audio headsets available in 14 languages.

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  • Entry to Musée d'Orsay

Seine River Cruise

  • 1-hour Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Cruise
  • Audio guide available in 14 languages

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  • Tip: To experience all the available collections, it is recommended that you visit at least 3 hours before closing time.
  • Access permanent exhibitions for free on the first Sunday of every month. However, also be prepared for large crowds.

Seine River Cruise

  • Click here to see the route your boat will take along the River Seine, starting at the foot of the Eiffel Tower!
  • Keep an eye out to your right and capture a unique perspective of Musée d'Orsay from the cruise.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 8 May, 2023.
  • These Tickets are valid until 8 May, 2023.

Entry Tickets to Orangerie Museum

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  • Take your time discovering an extensive collection of groundbreaking 20th-century art at the Orangerie Museum with these extended validity tickets.
  • Step into an oval room and immerse yourself in massive Water Lilies murals; slowly savor the expressive series of oil paintings by Claude Monet.
  • See works like The Young Apprentice by Amedeo Modigliani and Pommes et biscuits by Paul Cézanne up close at this Impressionist gallery.
  • Don't miss the temporary exhibits featuring artists across centuries, and unwind at the café-cum-bookstore splashed with natural light.
  • Tip: Don't skip the green surroundings of the Orangerie; save time to wander through Tuileries Garden.
  • Security check is mandatory for all visitors.
  • Entry is free on the first Sunday of every month.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 31 March, 2023.
  • These Tickets are valid until 31 March, 2023.

Combo: Louvre Museum + Orsay Museum Tickets

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  • Art aficionados assemble! Grab this budget-friendly combo ticket and see 2 of the most famous galleries in the world: the Louvre and Orsay Museum.
  • Roam the halls of the Louvre Museum all-day-long and browse through 35,000 artistic exhibits, ancient artifacts, and modern pieces at your leisurely pace.
  • Continue your creative journey at the Orsay Museum, where the works of Impressionist greats await. Access both permanent and temporary collections.
  • Seminal art adorns each museum, from the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci at the Louvre to the Starry Night Over the Rhone by Vincent Van Gogh at Orsay.
  • Entry to Louvre Museum
  • Entry to Musée d'Orsay

Louvre Museum

  • Tip: Book your tickets for Friday and get to stay for longer as the Museum closes later than usual at 9:45pm.
  • You will be allowed to gain entry within 30 minutes of the selected time slot (for example, should you choose a 10am time slot, you will be allowed to gain entry up until 10:30am) by lining up in the yellow line meant for visitors with pre-purchased tickets for a certain time slot.
  • Click here for a map of the museum to better plan your visit.

Orsay Museum

  • Tip: If you’ve only budgeted a couple hours and are primarily interested in Impressionism, head right upstairs to the top floor to enjoy the classics.
  • Entry is free on the first Sunday of every month. However, be prepared for large crowds.
  • Wheelchairs are available on rent.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Combo: Versailles Palace + Orsay Museum Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • Want to combine the royal experience with 19th-century art? Skip the lines at two iconic Parisian landmarks, the Château de Versailles and the Orsay Museum!
  • Get a sneak-peek into French monarchy at Versailles Palace, through the stunning Hall of Mirrors and 250-acres of manicured gardens.
  • At Orsay, swoon over Impressionist masterpieces by the likes of Monet and Van Gogh, and don't miss the array of 19th-century bronze and stone sculptures.
  • This gallery inhabits the former Orsay Railway Station; walk through high arches and admire the grand clock in this unique building.

Versailles Palace

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Main Palace & the Grands Apartments
  • Access to the Hall of Mirrors
  • Access to temporary exhibits
  • Access to Park & Gardens of Versailles
  • Access to the King's Apartments
  • Audio guide

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  • Skip-the-line entry ticket

Versailles Palace

  • Tip: Pack a picnic with all your favorite delicacies and enjoy it in the park or on Saint Anthony Plain, between the Palace and the Trianon palaces.
  • With these tickets, you will be able to skip the ticket office and head straight to the entrance at Gate A. However, please know that depending on the day of your visit, there may be a security wait of anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Note that you can only visit the gardens & Trianon Palace before or after the Grand Apartments visit. The time allocated to you grants you a reserved entrance for the Grand Apartments, but you are free to visit the Trianon Palace & gardens whenever you like.

Orsay Museum

  • Tip: We recommend reading up on Impressionism before visiting as there is minimal signage around the artworks.
  • Entry is free on the first Sunday of every month. Be warned however, that this also attracts large crowds.
  • Wheelchairs are available for rent.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Combo: Eiffel Tower Summit Tour + Orsay Museum Ticket

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  • Tick 2 of the most famous landmarks off your list with this budget-friendly combo ticket. Summit the Eiffel Tower and discover Orsay Museum by yourself.
  • From Sacré-Cœur Basilica in the north, to Les Invalides in the east, skip the lines and spot Parisian gems from breezy viewpoints on the Iron Lady.
  • Your expert English or French-speaking guide will give you the scoop on urban legends. You can continue to explore the tower at your own pace after the tour.
  • See intricate stone and bronze sculptures in a rare collection at Musée d’Orsay, as well as 19th century Impressionist masterpieces.
  • This gallery was constructed in the former Orsay Station so be sure to fully explore the unique building that itself is a work of art.

Eiffel Tower Summit Tour

  • Skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower
  • Expert English and French-speaking tour guide
  • 1.5-hr guided tour
  • Access to the Summit

Orsay Museum

  • Skip-the-line entry ticket

Eiffel Tower

  • Tip: Don’t forget to peek into Gustave Eiffel’s private little apartment on the top level of the tower.
  • Please note that you will only be allowed to enter at the time chosen during the booking, so we recommend arriving 30 minutes in advance in order to ensure a hassle-free entry.
  • In rare instances, the Summit of the Eiffel Tower may be temporarily closed due to situations beyond our control, such as inclement weather or other circumstances. When this occurs, the group will be unable to access the Summit even if it reopens during your tour, but you will be provided a refund for the price of Summit access.

Orsay Museum

  • Tip: If you have the time and want to tour the museum chronologically, start on the right after entering the mezzanine.
  • However, if you’ve only budgeted a couple hours and are primarily interested in Impressionism, head right upstairs to the top floor to enjoy the classic works in this style.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Visit Orsay Museum in Paris | Book Orsay Tickets & Tours

The Musée d'Orsay is an art museum located on the left bank of the River Seine. It houses French art from 1848 to 1914, boasts of the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world. Ranked fifteenth in the list of most-visited art museums in 2020, Orsay is a must-visit attraction if you are in Paris.

To visit the Orsay Museum, you can opt for either an online admission ticket or go for a guided tour. Read on to know more about your ticket options.

Your Orsay Museum Tickets Options

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Guided Tours

Duration: 2 hours

  • With these priority access tickets, you can skip past the long lines and walk right into the Musée d’Orsay.
  • You can choose between 2 ticket options: an audio guide and an expert English-speaking tour guide.
  • The audio guide is available in 4 languages and comes with a museum map and visitor guide.
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Combo Tour

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours. You can stay explore Orsay on your own after the tour is completed.

  • Visit two popular attractions in Paris with one ticket, which is an extremely pocket-friendly way to explore the city.
  • Along with the Orsay Museum, depending on the ticket you choose, you can explore Musee de L'Orangerie, the Louvre, the Quai Branly, the Eiffel Tower or go on a Seine River Cruise.
  • Not all options offer a guided tour; however, you can take advantage of the audio guides available to make your experience fulfilling.

What is the Best Way to Book Your Orsay Museum Tickets? Book Tickets Online

The best way to get hold of your Orsay Museum tickets is to buy them online. You will be able to get amazing deals and make advanced bookings. And, it also gives you a safe and contactless experience with many additional benefits.

Convenience: You can skip the long queues and book your tickets with just a click. You’ll also get 24/7  customer service on phone, email, or chat. 

Advanced Reservation: You can plan your trip in advance and avoid any disappointments like tickets selling out.

Discounts: Avail of some of the best discounts and book combo tours that allow you to visit popular attractions in Paris along with the Orsay Museum. 

Safety: Online tickets allow for safe and contactless transactions.

Which Orsay Ticket Should You Choose?

1. If you would like to save time:

The best way to save time during your visit is by opting for Guided Tour with Priority Access Tickets as they will allow you to bypass the long waiting lines. If you don't wish to be accompanied by a guide you can simply opt for an audio guide, which is available in 4 languages. 

2. If on a budget:

If you are hoping to plan a trip that is lighter on the pocket, opt for the Standard Entry tickets to Orsay. It is a self-guided tour, but the timed ticket ensures that you will not have to wait in lines and explore the whole museum at your own pace.

3. If you’re looking for a guided tour:

If you’re looking for an in-depth understanding of the Orsay Museum and its collections, look no further than the Orsay guided tour. You will be accompanied by an English-speaking professional tour guide, who will lead you to all major masterpieces housed inside the museum while providing you with interesting details about the museum and the artworks.

4. If you wish to explore further:

You can explore beyond the Orsay Museum by opting for the super saver combo ticket that includes access to one/two other attractions in Paris. You can choose to explore the Musee de L'Orangerie, the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, the Eiffel Tower or go on a Seine River Cruise, allowing you a chance to delve deeper into the history and culture of Paris.

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What to See at the Orsay Museum?

Musée d’Orsay has on display an extensive, impressive collection of 19th and 20th Century works comprising perhaps one of the best collections of Impressionist art in all of Europe. Here are the top pieces you should keep your eyes peeled for.

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Starry Night Over the Rhône, Van Gogh

Perhaps one of the most well-known pieces of modern art is Van Gogh’s Starry Night. It was painted on the bank of Rhone, depicting Arles at night. Featuring oils on canvas, the painting uses rich shades of blue, bright yellow stars offering light and showing two lovers in the foreground.

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Small Dancer Aged 14, Edgar Degas

Degas, a prominent artist from the era of Realism, drew inspiration from Marie, a Paris Opera dancer, to create the Small Dancer Aged 14 sculpture. While the Orsay Museum work is made of bronze, Degas’ original was made of skin-colored wax and was complete with real hair and a tutu. Despite receiving much criticism when it was first displayed to the public, the sculpture is now beloved around the world. 

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Bal du Moulin de la Galette, Renoir

This 1876 painting by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is one of the most renowned examples of Impressionist art. Renoir uses vivid colors and imagery to portray the growing cafe culture and bustling life of the Parisian Bourgeoisie, depicting the change Paris went through, from a cramped, small town to a city with open spaces and a lively population.

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Poppy Field, Monet

Monet is considered to be one of the most admired artists in art history. Poppy Field is one of his most iconic works and for good reason. The rich colors, predominantly hues of red, green, and yellow, and elaborate depiction of flowers stay in your mind well after you’ve moved on to the next painting. It depicts four characters — art critics believe them to be Monet’s family — strolling through a fully-bloomed poppy field.

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Bazille’s Studio, Bazille

Monet and Renoir’s contemporary, Frederick Bazille, was a gifted painter whose legacy was cut short when he died young at only 29. One of his most famed artwork, Bazille’s Studio depicts the interiors of his studio, where one can see the painter himself, along with Zola, Monet, Renoir, and Manet. Bazille’s usage of rich details lends the painting an almost life-like quality and gives the observer a rich insight into his impression of art.  

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La Liberté, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most magnificent, world-renowned sculptures in the world. Bartholdi, as the principal artist, sculpted a scale model, almost 3-meters tall, for the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in 1900. It follows the same simple, yet regal design of the original statue, a challenging feat considering the size limitations Bartholdi had to work with. The result? A fine blend of values shared by the western world.

Plan Your Visit to Orsay Museum

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What are Orsay Museum hours?
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM. Last admission at 5 PM.
  • On Thursday: 9:30 AM to 9:45 PM. Last admission at 9 PM.

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When is Orsay Museum closed?

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

What is the best time to visit the Orsay Museum?

The best time to visit the Orsay Museum is during low season, between September to November, and between February to April. The best time to visit in a day would be early morning to experience smaller crowds.

Where is the Orsay Museum located?

The Orsay Museum is located at 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France. 

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How do I get to the Orsay Museum?

You can take the metro, RER or bus to get to the Orsay Museum.

By Metro: Take line 12 to Solférino station
By RER: Take line C to Musée d'Orsay station
By Bus: Take lines 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 87, or 94.

How do I enter the Orsay Museum?

The Orsay Museum has four dedicated entrances for visitors: A, B, C, D. Depending on your ticket type you can access the entrance accordingly.

Which Orsay Museum entrance is for those with pre-booked tickets?

Primarily, entrances A and C are for individual visitors with pre-booked or priority access tickets.

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If you decide to drive down, you can park your park at the Carrousel du Louvre or the Bac Montalembert car park

Parking Spaces for the Disabled

If you are a vistor with disability you will find reserved parking sports at n°1 place Montherlant, n°5 rue de Bellechasse, n°48 rue de Lille, n°77 rue de Lille, n°81 rue de Lille, n°8 rue de Solférino, n°7 rue de Poitiers, n°1 rue de Villersexel, n°13 rue du Bac and n°96 rue de l 'University.

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  • Boutique bookstore: The bookstore houses more than five thousand titles on painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, photography, the history of the arts of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Youth space: Located at the nave of the museum. You will find a selection of books and games on art.
  • Souvenir counter: Shop for stationery, jewelry, and textiles that celebrate some of the most iconic works of the museum.
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  • Enjoy a gourmet meal at the Restaurant du Musée d'Orsay while enjoying the frescoes by Gabriel Ferrier and Benjamin Constant that line its ceilings.
  • Relish a summer menu while you are transported to the dreamy-aquatic universe of the Campana brothers at Café Campana.
    Tuesday to Sunday: 10:30 AM to 5 PM
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  • Luxury: J.K. Place Paris, Le Meurice – Dorchester Collection
  • Mid-range: Hotel d'Orsay - Esprit de France, Hôtel de La Tamise - Esprit de France, Hotel Da Vinci
  • Budget: Hotel Harvey

Frequently Askes Questions About Orsay Museum Tickets

Q. How do I purchase Orsay Museum tickets?

A. Orsay Museum tickets are available online. You can purchase them here.

Q. Are Orsay Museum tickets available online?

A. Yes, Orsay Museum tickets are available online. In fact, you must book your Orsay tickets online as they now accept only digital reservations.

Q. . Is it safe to visit the Orsay Museum post-COVID-19?

A. To ensure the safety of its visitors, the Orsay Museum now accepts only online reservations. Several safety measures and guidelines have also been enforced to ensure the safety of its visitors.

Q. What are the safety measures and guidelines in place at the Orsay Museum?

A. In light of COVID-19, multiple health and safety measures have been enforced. The Orsay Museum now accepts only online reservations. It is mandatory that visitors wear masks that cover their nose and face throughout their entire visit; hand sanitizing gels are available for visitors at the entrance. Group reservations for guided and unguided tours must be made at least a month in advance either online or via post.

Q. What are the different types of Orsay Museum tickets available?

A. Depending on the type of experience you would want, you can choose between a standard entry ticket, or a guided tour, which would allow you explore the museum along with and English-speaking expert guide. Or, you can opt for a combo tour, which would allow you to explore two important Paris attractions.

Q. Are guided tours of the Orsay Museum available post-COVID-19?

A. Yes, unguided and guided tours of the Orsay Museum are available. However, bookings should be made at least a month in advance either online or via post. Group tours are permitted from 09:15 AM to 03:45 PM between Tuesday to Saturday.

Q. What is the best way to buy Orsay Museum Tickets?

A. The best way to buy Orsay Museum tickets is to buy the online. This allows you to take advantage of discounts, book tickets in advance and even avoid crowds.

Q. Can I purchase Orsay tickets at the venue?

A. Yes, you can purchase Orsay Museum tickets online. However, it is recommended that you book your tickets in advance so that you can avoid long lines and enjoy priority access.

Q. Who can enjoy free entry to Orsay Musuem?

A. Those less than 18 years of age and EU citizens aged 25 and under, students of art history, differently-abled people and their accompanying person, holders of Pass Éducation cards, ICOM cards, Culture Passes, as well as members of the press, tour guides, and lecturers enjoy free entry to Orsay Museum. Entry to Orsay Museum is also free on the first Sunday of every month.

Q. What is the cancelation policy for Orsay Museum tickets?

A. It depends on the Orsay Museum ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, for others there may be no refund available on cancelation. Please check before you make your reservation.

Q. Which Orsay Museum ticket should I choose if I am traveling on a shoestring budget?

A. If you are traveling on a budget it would best to opt for the standard entry tickets that allow you access to the Orsay Museum. You can explore the museum at your own pace. You can rent their audio guide for an even more fruitful experience.

Q. Which Orsay Museum ticket is best if I wish to have a more in-depth understanding of Orsay>?

A. Opt for a guided tour of the Orsay Museum ticket to get an more in-depth understanding of the museum and its collection. However, if you prefer to travel by yourself, you can choose the audio-guide variant of the ticket. Audio guides are available in 14 languages so you can explore Orsay at your own pace.

Q. Which is the best option for someone who wishes to explore beyond the Orsay Museum?

A. Opt for a combo tour as it allows you to explore one other iconic Paris attraction such as the Eiffel Tower or the Orangerie Museum for an extremely pocket-friendly rate.

Q. What are Orsay Museum opening hours post-COVID-19?

A. Orsay Museum opening hours post-COVID-19 are 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM from Tuesday to Sunday (final entry at 05:15 PM). On Thursdays, visits are permitted until 09:45 PM. The museum is closed on Mondays, 1 May and 25 December.