Musee d'Orsay

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10 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Don’t miss the view of Sacré-Coeur through the transparent face of the giant clock on the top level. The museum is open every day except Monday. Full review →



Since opening in 1986, the Musée d'Orsay has become one of the most successful and beloved museums in the world.


Condé Nast Traveler

We visit the Impressionists Gallery, maybe seek out Van Gogh's Self-Portrait or Starry Night, and then sneak off for wine and cheese in Café Campana. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

This gorgeously renovated Belle Époque train station displays a world-famous collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings on three floors. Full review →


Frommer's 34

The Orsay boasts an astounding collection devoted to the watershed years 1848 to 1914, with a treasure-trove by the big names plus all the lesser-known groups. Full review →


Let's Go

Originally a train station, the museum is fairly large and is best seen over several visits so you don’t become art-ed out. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Top of every visitor’s must-see list is the museum’s painting collections, centred on the world’s largest collection of impressionist and postimpressionist art. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

Since 1986, the huge main hall of the former Orsay railway station has been the home of art collections covering the period 1848 to 1914. Full review →


The Telegraph

This fine museum, housed in a 1900 railway station, was inaugurated in 1986 and is now high on the list for any art-enthusiastic visitors to the city. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Paris's premier museum of Impressionism. Full review →

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