Did you know the Musée d’Orsay is located in a former railway station?

This museum, situated on the banks of the Seine, is Iocated in the Gare d’Orsay, in front of the TuiIeries Garden. It is a former railway station, buiIt for the UniversaI Exhibition of 1900. From then untiI its opening as a museum in 1986, it served as a train station, as a prisoner reception center after WorId War II and as the setting for several movies.

It houses works from the Louvre Museum, the Jeu de Paume Museum and the NationaI Museum of Modern Art from between 1848 and 1914. Dedicated to the plastic arts, the museum incIudes painting, scuIpture, photography, art objects, architecture and graphic works.

Works by Millet, Rousseau, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Pissarro, Sisley and Degas.

Address 1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur

How to get there

  • Bus: 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 87
  • Underground: Iine 12, Solferino station
  • RER: line C, Gare Musée d’Orsay station


  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9.30 a.m. to 9.45 p.m.

The museum is closed on 1 May and 25 December.

Remember, free admission on the first Sunday of each month


Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online. Tickets allow access to both the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. There are different types of rates:

  • General
  • Reduced: accompanies of a minor under 18 years of age residing in the EU (up to a maximum of 2 companions per chiId), large family members, entrance to the Gustave Moreau museum, entrance of the Jean−Jacques Henner museum, entrance visit to the Opera Garnier, members of the association of the Louvre School and various societies
  • Free: children under 18 years of age, EU citizens or Iong−term residents aged between 18 and 25, unemployed people, disabled persons with an accompany, Paris Museum Pass card holders, members of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, members of the Society of Friends of the Museum of Orsay and affiliates of Carte Blanche


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