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Travel back in time as you visit the Orsay Museum Clock in Paris

The Orsay Museum is famous for its massive collection of impressionist paintings. Aside from the impeccable artworks, the architecture of the building stands out among other art galleries. Before the Orsay Museum existed, this building was a railway station. One of the remnants of the old station is a beautiful giant clock that remains in the museum.

A brief history of the Orsay Museum clock

Orsay Museum clock

Why visit the Orsay Museum clock?

Orsay Museum clock

Where is the Orsay Museum clock?

The Orsay Museum clock is part of the Great Hall and is located on the fifth floor of the building. As you enter the museum, take the lift up to the clock floor. You’ll see sign boards indicating where you need to go.

Aside from this giant clock, you’ll also notice a smaller clock inside the museum, adorned with intricate designs. You will find this clock on the ground floor of the museum.




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Frequently asked questions about the Orsay Museum clock

Where is the Orsay Museum clock?

The Orsay Museum clock is located on the fifth floor of the building, facing the north side of the Seine River.

Can I visit the Orsay Museum clock?

Yes. Visitors can take the lift up to the fifth floor to admire the clock from up close. You will need an entrance ticket to visit the museum.

How old is the Orsay Museum clock?

The Orsay Museum clock dates back to the 1900s, when the building functioned as a train station.

Why is the Orsay Museum clock famous?

The Orsay Museum clock is famous because it was once part of a train station that existed before the museum opened. It is also known for giving visitors breathtaking views of Paris.

Should I visit the Orsay Museum clock?

Yes. The Orsay Museum clock is a beautiful piece of Parisian history, well worth taking a look at. You can also admire the River Seine and nearby landmarks from the clock.

Can I take pictures of the Orsay Museum clock?

As long as you’re using a handheld camera or a mobile phone, you can take pictures of the Orsay Museum clock. Don’t forget to also take pictures of the beautiful view of Paris from the clock.