Musee d'Orsay

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10 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Installed in a Beaux-Arts railway station built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, the Musée d’Orsay holds the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Postimpressionist... 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

Despite the crowds, we keep returning to Musée d'Orsay, Paris's second-most iconic museum (there is that Louvre...), housed in a former railway station on the banks of the Seine. We visit... 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

Aesthetic taste is fickle. When a handful of artists were rejected from the Louvre salon in the 19th century, they opened an exhibition across the way, prompting both the scorn of... Full review →

Avoid the long lines by buying a ticket beforehand and hopping over to Entrance C.

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The home of France’s national collection from the impressionist, postimpressionist and art nouveau movements spanning from 1848 to 1914 is the glorious former Gare d’Orsay railway station... 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. In March 2017, the museum welcomes... Full review →

Consider buying tickets ahead: there's a special, queue-avoiding entrance for advance ticket, and Paris Museum Pass, holders.

Travel + Leisure

Paris's premier museum of Impressionism. Full review →

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