Orsay Museum
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Orsay Museum tickets and tours

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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Book your priority access ticket to visit the Musée d'Orsay! Discover a fantastic s collection of Impressionist paintings by Cézanne, Degas, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh...

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Get all the best information for your Visit of the Orsay Museum with Audioguide and book your tickets, skipping the line, at official rates. Get informed, plan and book your tour in Paris.

2 hours
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Get your skip-the-line tickets and guided tour of the highlights of the Orsay Museum, and visit the world's largest collection of impressionist art.

2 hours
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Book your 2-hour private guided tour of the Musée d'Orsay and learn more about the masters of the XIX century in Paris!

2 hours
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Book a 2-hour tour of Orsay Museum with skip-the-line entrance. Your local guide will show you the most famous masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh...

2 hours
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Book a guided tour of the most famous Impressionist masterpieces of Musée d'Orsay and enjoy a French gourmet lunch.

3 hours
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Visit both Orsay and Orangerie museums with your combined tickets and admire artwork from Monet's masterpiece, the Nymphéas and other masterpieces.

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Book your guided visit of Paris including tickets to the Musée d'Orsay and Notre Dame Cathedral. Take a relaxing stroll along the Seine and admire the Conciergerie.

6 hours, 25 minutes
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Book a guided tour and skip the line tickets to visit the Musée d'Orsay and Montmartre! You'll spend a full day into Impressionism, seeing the largest impressionist art collection and the streets that inspired the greatest painters!

7 hours
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Book your Paris Museum Pass to enjoy skip the line entrance to 60 museums and monuments of Paris, without queuing and as many times as you like.

2 days
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Enjoy a full day audioguided tour of the Orsay Museum and Monet's home in Giverny. Discover La Petite Danseuse by Degas, among other thousands of masterpieces.

9 hours
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Buy your Paris Pass® to visit Paris! Enjoy fast track access to over 60 world famous museums, art galleries and monuments in Paris, unlimited sudway and a sightseeing tour.

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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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