Discovering the Orsay Museum

Have you ever visited the Orsay Museum? If you haven’t, we urge you to go there.

You can’t miss out on this renowned museum, one of the most famous in the world, located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Accessible by metro or RER from the Solférino and Musée d’Orsay stations, this exceptional place is installed in the old Orsay train station, opened for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, and whose decor gives a particular charm to the building. A large gallery, immense glass windows, a majestic clock… the setting of the place alone is stunning!

But Orsay is above all the museum of Western Art from 1848 to 1914. A true declaration of love for Impressionism and the Post-Impressionist movement, it offers its enchanted visitors wonderful collections of paintings, but also sculptures, decorative arts, and photographs. Many masterpieces are on display, with creations by great artists such as Monet, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Rodin.

You will have the opportunity to admire 24 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh including “Self-Portrait” and “Starry Night on the Rhone”. You will also see “The Origin of the World”, “The Painter’s Studio”, “A Funeral in Ornans” and 32 other paintings by Gustave Courbet. Don’t miss the 70 paintings by Claude Monet, including the famous “Field of Poppies”.

The museum also exhibits sculptures, photos, etc. There are also temporary exhibitions, so for those who have already visited the museum, don’t worry, you will always rediscover the Musée d’Orsay!

You can end your visit with a little shopping because there is a souvenir store in the museum such as replicas, postcards, books… etc. And if you want to grab something to eat or drink, the Musée d’Orsay has an amazing “Water Dreamland” themed cafe and about 2,000 more square meters dedicated to decorative arts!

Before you plan anything else, you need to know the museum’s hours. Luckily for you, it’s open most days of the year from 9:30 am to 6 pm, except for Mondays, which are closed. The museum also offers a night opening on Thursdays, when the museum stays open until 9:45 pm.

The whole museum is accessible to people with reduced mobility and to people accompanying them. They will have priority access and will not pay for their visit.

For the rates, the ticket costs 14€ at normal fare, and 11€ at reduced fare (for an adult accompanying a person under 18 years old).

The museum is free for anyone under the age of 18, or under 26 if they are EU residents.

For more information visit the musée d’Orsay website. And if you stay for the night, have a look at our Break & Home residence located in Ivry-Sur-Seine, we are waiting for you!

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