Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Ile-de-France  /  Paris  /  Musee d'Orsay

Musee d'Orsay, Paris

4.7
#2 of 3,145 in Museums in France
Located in a former Beaux Arts railway station that was constructed around 1900, Musee d'Orsay features the largest collection of impressionist masterpieces in the world. Some of the most notable paintings on view include "Starry Night Over the Rhone,” by Vincent van Gogh, "The Card Players,” by Paul Cézanne, and “L’Absinthe," by Edgar Degas. The majority of the exhibits are French art that dates from 1848 to 1915, including photographs, paintings, furniture, and sculptures. While tours are not offered in English, there is an interactive floor plan in English that you can access to create a personalized, printable tour of your very own. A visit to Musee d'Orsay represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paris day trip planner to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Musee d'Orsay
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Musee d'Orsay Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
63,252 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • We visited it for a few hours but it was enough to understand that you have to go back more calmly and stay there all day. For what little I saw, after 45 minutes in a row, very nice.
    View original
  • the pleasure of contemplating the paintings of an impressionist woman who has struggled to impose herself in this universe of "male" and which fills us with the interiority of the painted scenes and their light. A pleasure not to be missed: no crowds and time to get closer to each work A true delight
    View original
Google
  • Beautiful art in a beautiful building, which used to be a train station. Entry for EU citizens under 26 is free, like all state museums, which is amazing. It's very well-visited, but still better than the Louvre I think. The cafe on the top floor is also cool, we got to sit right behind the huge clock, which has a glass face so you can see outside (there's another one on that floor, if you don't want to visit the cafe). Also don't miss the beautiful Klimt piece in the art nouveau section, no one was there!
  • Absolutely love this museum. The building itself is beautiful, and the art collection is amazing. My personal favorite is the top floor. They have quite a collection of impressionist paintings and the large clock is absolutely stunning. The main restaurant on the second floor had tasty food, reasonable prices, and a beautiful dining hall.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Paris

View all >
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h

Museums in Paris

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h

Hidden gems in Paris

4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h

Shopping in Paris

View all >
3.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Paris

View all >
3.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Paris

3.6
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h