View of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris from river Seine


The French government's decision to change what was once a very grand railway station (Paris - Orleans) into a museum back in the late seventies has proven to be an inspirational one, creating one of the city of Paris's finest exhibition spaces.


View of the Musée d'Orsay clock  in Paris


View of the interior of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris


The building itself is a delight and a credit to its architect Victor Laloux. I wonder what he would think of it now? His railway station now playing host to the likes of Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, Matisse and Van Gough.

The museum's collection which covers the period form the end of the 19th century until the First World War includes a fabulous collection of paintings from the 'Impressionists', sculptures, art deco furniture and much more.

The balconies of the Musse d'Orsay also offer great views over  the river Seine.



Tip:  The queues for the Musée d'Orsay can sometimes be very long so book ahead on the website or buy a Museum Pass; then go directly to entrance C. Otherwise, like most of Paris's major attractions try and get there early.









Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum

1 Rue de la Légion-d'Honneur
75007 PARIS


 7th arrondissemont


Official website


Open from 9.30am to 6pm
daily, except Mondays

Thursdays until 9.45pm
last tickets sold at 5pm (9pm Thursdays)

Closed every Monday,1st January, 1 May and 25 December

A visit will cost 9.00 € to 12.00  € depending on what you wish to see though there are many concessions - check their website.



Assemblée Nationale


Musee d'Orsay  Line C


Nos. 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94

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