The Orsay Museum is one of France’s most important and popular museums, as it houses the country’s national collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau works. With the likes of Degas, Renoir, Monet, Manet and Van Gogh on display, you are bound to leave this former train station awe-inspired and wonderstruck. One of the key treasures stored in this museum is the famed ‘A Starry Night’ by Van Gogh.
Apart from being a goldmine of beautiful art, the location of this museum also adds to its glamour. Situated right beside the Seine River, the views of Paris one gets from the open terrace of this museum are unparalleled. With this ticket, you will be able to skip the long lines and walk straight into the museum through Gate C (meant for priority access).
Musée de L’Orangerie:
Like the Orsay, this museum is home to some important Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, as well. Perhaps the star attraction of this museum would be the eight Water Lilies murals, by Claude Monet himself, who actually wrote a letter, upon the end of WWI to the then Prime Minister of France, stating, "It's not much, but it's the only way I have of taking part in the victory”, referring to the works he donated to the French State.
Besides the work of Monet, this museum contains the work of other geniuses as well, such as Picasso, Matisse, and Cézanne. Located on the banks of the Seine River, diagonally opposite from the Orsay, this is a must-see attraction for all those interested in beauty and art.
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Know Before You Go
Please note: The Walter-Guillaume Collection rooms are closed from 4 September 2019 to 31 March 2020.
The Musée de I'Orangerie is upgrading and renovating the Walter-Guillaume Collection areas. During this period, the following will be open to visitors:
The Claude Monet Water Lilies rooms
The temporary exhibition Félix Fénéon (1861-1944) The Modem Times from Seurat to Matisse, from 16 October 2019 to 27 January 2020
The Contemporary Counterpoint Patrick Tosani, Reflection and Transfixion, from 16 October 2019 to 17 February 2020
Due to these works, the museum entrance tickets shall be set at €6.50 (concessions) instead of €9 (full rate) from 4 September to 14 October 2019 and from 29 January to 30 March 2020.
The Orsay and Orangerie museums are both free to visit for all customers on the first Sunday of every month.
The Musée d’Orsay is open every day, except on Mondays and holidays such as Christmas Day and International Workers Day (May 1). On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays; the museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Thursdays, the museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
The Musée de l'Orangerie is open every day, except on Tuesdays and public holidays like Christmas and International Workers Day (May 1). On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Your tickets for both museums are valid for 3 months from the date of purchase. You do not need to visit both museums on the same day. You can choose to enter the museums at your convenience.
The closest railway station to Musée d’Orsay 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.
You can reach the Musée de L’Orangerie by Metro via lines 1, 8 or 12. The closest station is Concorde. Buses 52, 84, 72,75, 73 and 42 will take you to the Musée de L'Orangerie.
Strict Cancellation Policy
These tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or refunded.
How to Redeem your Tickets
You will receive an email confirmation with your mobile tickets for both museums shortly.
For Musee D’Orsay, head to Gate C of the Orsay and display your mobile ticket at the entrance on your mobile device and enter the museum without standing in the queue.
For Musee de L'Orangerie, head to the main entrance of the museum and scan your barcode to gain entry.
The ticket is valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.
Priority access to Musée d’Orsay (permanent and temporary exhibitions)
Priority access to Musée de L’Orangerie (permanent and temporary exhibitions)
Transport between the two museums