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The collections of the Musée d’Orsay are situated in an ex-railway station that’s an architectural delight in its own right. Built for Paris’s 1900 Un...

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Enjoy the Musée d’Orsay’s fantastic collection of Impressionist art with this day-ticket!As well as seeing paintings by Cézanne, Degas, Mane...

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Discover the charm of an old railway station that now houses some of the greatest art treasures in the world. Musée d'Orsay, the most import...

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Available in: English
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£ 25
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Get ready for two hours of art and culture with this private guided tour of Musée d'Orsay.First you will be introduced to its history, and l...

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2 hours
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£ 55
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Tour the Orsay museum with a professional tour guide and discover the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art...

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£ 51
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The famous Orsay Museum houses the world’s most complete collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. You won’t want to miss the ...

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A favorite among local Parisians, the Musée d’Orsay is an impressive art museum that offers an awe-inspiring experience in every one of its ...

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The famous Orsay Museum houses the world’s most complete collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. You won’t want to miss the ...

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Available in: English
Guided Tour
£ 104
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This ticket combines a skip-the-line entrance to the Orsay Museum and a city tour of Paris by panoramic bus.Collect your ticket at our agenc...

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£ 29
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Step back in time to turn of the century Paris and lose yourself in the sweeping colours and bold energy of the Impressionist movement. Jour...

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10 hours
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£ 66
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Paris at your finger tips with this combo ticket giving you access to museums, sightseeing and public transport at a special price!The Paris...

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Fully immerse yourself in Impressionnism for one day visiting the Orsay Museum and spending an out-of-time afternoon in Monet's house and ga...

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£ 69
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The Orsay Museum’s building is itself a work of art, it used to be a train station built for the World’s Fair in 1900. The museum presents t...

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The inside story

The collections of the Musée d’Orsay are situated in an ex-railway station that’s an architectural delight in its own right. Built for Paris’s 1900 Universal Exhibition, the station had to blend artfully into an area that is also home to the Louvre and the Palais de la Légion d'honneur. For this reason, its architect chose to clad the metal structure with fine masonry.

The new station was very modern in its time, introducing lifts for luggage, elevators for passengers, underground rail tracks and a hotel. Problems started in 1939 when trains became too long to fit the platforms and the station began to serve only suburban passengers. By 1973, the hotel was receiving fewer guests and closed.

For some time, there were discussions about demolishing the station and constructing a new hotel, but the building seemed an ideal site for a museum and was protected as a national monument in 1978. The new Musée D’Orsay opened in 1986 and retained many of the original architectural features, particular the glass ceilings and huge clock face.

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How to get there

Orsay Museum 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France Paris
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