The Orsay Museum is one of France’s most important and popular museums, as it houses the country’s national collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau works. With the likes of Degas, Renoir, Monet, Manet and Van Gogh on display, you are bound to leave this former train station awe-inspired and wonderstruck. One of the key treasures stored in this museum is the famed ‘A Starry Night’ by Van Gogh.
Apart from being a goldmine of beautiful art, the location of this museum also adds to its glamour. Situated right beside the Seine River, the views of Paris one gets from the open terrace of this museum are unparalleled. With this ticket, you will be able to skip the long lines and walk straight into the museum through Gate C (meant for priority access).
Musée de L’Orangerie:
Like the Orsay, this museum is home to some important Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, as well. Perhaps the star attraction of this museum would be the eight Water Lilies murals, by Claude Monet himself, who actually wrote a letter, upon the end of WWII to the then Prime Minister of France, stating, "It's not much, but it's the only way I have of taking part in the victory”, referring to the works he donated to the French State.
Besides the work of Monet, this museum contains the work of other geniuses as well, such as Picasso, Matisse and Cézanne. Located on the banks of the Seine River, diagonally opposite from the Orsay, this is a must see attraction for all those interested in beauty and art.
The Musée d’Orsay is open every day, except on Mondays and holidays such as Christmas Day and International Workers Day (May 1). On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays; the museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Thursdays, the museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
The Musée de l'Orangerie is open everyday, except on Tuesdays and public holidays like Christmas and International Workers Day (May 1). On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Your tickets for both museums are valid for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase. You do not need to visit both museums on the same day. You can choose to enter the museums at your convenience.
The closest railway station to Musée d’Orsay is the Solferino station on Line 12. Buses 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94 will drop you at the Orsay Museum as well.
You can reach the Musée de L’Orangerie by Metro via lines 1, 8 or 12. The closest station is Concorde. Buses 52, 84, 72,75, 73 and 42 will take you to the Musée de L'Orangerie.
This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
How to Redeem your Tickets
You will receive an email confirmation with your mobile tickets for both museums shortly.
For Musee D’Orsay, head to Gate C of the Orsay and display your mobile ticket at the entrance on your mobile device and enter the museum without standing in the queue.
For Musee de L'Orangerie, head to the main entrance of the museum and scan your barcode to gain entry.
The ticket is valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.