Musee d’Orsay is a gathering of many stunning art pieces. It exhibits paintings, sculpture, and photos of such artists as Van Gogh and Monet. In this museum, you’ll find a corner of your predilection only if you check these Musee d’Orsay facts, tips, advice, prices and interesting facts which we collected for you.
Tip1: Concentrate on works of arts of the museum: it will give you an opportunity to concentrate on those works which are more close to your taste and enjoy your time.
Tip2: Book ticket online: it will release you from a long time of waiting
Tip3: When to go
- During low season (November- March)
- In the evening as the crowd thinner, the ticket is cheaper (€6)
Tip4: When not to go
- 1st Sunday of each month, as it is free
- High season (April-October)
- Mid day
Tip5: Take enough snacks and bottles of drink: for saving money and surviving in the large crowd
Tip6: Arrive an hour earlier: To be able to feel its beauty and not lose your toes in the large crowd
Tip7: Know about the price beforehand
- Adults – €9
- 18-25 non Eu citizen- € 6.50
- Under 25 Eu citizen – free
Tip8: Get in from the right line:
- Individual visitors without tickets- entrance A
- Group with tickets or passes or with priority entry– entrance C
- Adult’s group- entrance B
- School group- entrance D
Tip 9: Don’t pay for an online guide: it’s a waste of money. You can see and feel everything by yourself.
Interesting Musee d’Orsay facts
- It was built in 1900 and first used as a railway station.
- There are 35.000 square meters of glass here. One of the reasons of using glass is to make the light and bright atmosphere inside.
- It has the largest collection of impressionist (over 480 paintings) and post-impressionist ( over 1100 paintings) works of art in the world.
- During the World War 2, it became a reception centre for prisoners.
- There are 10 escalators,12 lifts, and elevators in the museum.