Musee d’Orsay facts and tips: All you need to know before going

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.

Musee d'Orsay facts

Inside Musee d’Orsay


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)
  • Weekdays
  • 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)
  • Weekends
  • 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.

Musee d'Orsay, Orsay Museum, Musee d'Orsay Clock

Musee d’Orsay Clock


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.



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