Orsay Museum in Paris
Trip to Paris along the Seine river!
Date : 31.05.2020 Author : Mingyeong Editor : Mayfair
Orsay Museum, 62 Rue de Lille, 75007 Paris
The Orsay Museum, which has been transformed from a train station to museum, is known as one of the top three museums in Paris along with the Louvre and the Pompidou Center. In 1979, the interior of the museum was changed to the current form of the museum, and it was opened as the “Orsay Museum” in December 1986.
About Orsay Museum
How to enjoy Orsay...
When you visit the Orsay, you will be able to see the inside of the symmetry spread from side to side. The exhibition space is divided into five floors, and it is efficient to watch it in the order of the ground floor, upper floor, and middle floor. Don't Forget to see the clock tower on the 5th floor!
What you must do in Orsay...
The Clock Tower, 5th Floor
Let's take a huge clock tower photo with Montmartre in front of you. And Let’s draw a picture in front of a picture that you like.
Why should I go to Orsay...
The Arts of Orsay Museum are familiar and interesting because they are all famous works that you have seen in textbooks and postcards.
The Orsay Museum has a collection of important works by Impressionists of the 19th century. There are many works by famous French artists such as Gustave Courbet, Jean-Francois Millet and Manet. Millet’s famous “The Gleaners,” which also appears in textbooks, is also in the museum’s collection. It also has works by foreign impressionists such as Edvard Munch, Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh. Of course, there are many masterpieces by Angre and other neoclassical artists, so don’t miss them. For your information, the sculpture is also very good. It has a number of works by Rodin, famous for “The Gate of Hell”.
What you must see in Orsay...
Musée d’Orsay, particularly famous for its rich collection of pre-impressionist works: Pre-impressionist were interested in the changes that colors caused by changes in light and atmosphere, and focused on the impressions of objects. Monet and Renoir are some of the most famous impressionist painters.
- A Burial at Ornans (c. 1849), Gustave Courbet. – Dark green and gray shades create a dark atmosphere. Intense expression techniques make you feel natural elements, and make you feel weight on the screen.
- Bal du Moulin de la Galette (1876), Pierre-Auguste Renoir. – Renoir perfectly described the scene of a dance hall with a buzzing, light Bohemian atmosphere.
- Dinner at the Ball (1879), Edgar Degas. -Degas copied a painting by Menzel ’dinner at the ball’. A work that highlights a beautiful portrayal of light.
- Olympia (1863), Edouard Manet. – Manet used strong techniques. He introduced a new female nude style.
- Bazille’s Studio (1870), Frédéric Bazille. – The Atelier of the Bazille wasn’t the only one with Bazille’s own paintings. The nude painting on the window wall is Renoir’s, and the still life painting is Monet’s. He shared his studio and shared friendship.
- The Card players (1890-1895), Paul Cézanne. – This is a series of five consecutive oil paintings of card games drawn in the late years of Cezanne.
- London, Houses of Parliament (1904), Claude Monet. – Monet painted a series of Westminster Abbey during his stay in London since the fall of 1899. But with different times and weather each time, You can feel the change of light in each work.
- Van Gogh self-portrait (1889), Van Gogh. – The self-portrait of Gogh in Orsay was painted in 1889. When Gogh passed away in 1890, one year before his death.
What you can find in Ticket Here
Saving your time! You can enter the Orsay Museum without waiting time. And you can see most beautiful collection of works from the Impressionist period in the world.
2 Hours, Adult €33.99
You can visit of the Orsay Museum with an audio guide recorded commentaries in 4 languages ( French, English, Spanish, German). You can enjoy each masterpiece of the Musee d'Orsay comfortably while listening to the audio guide.
4.5 Hours, Adult €40.99
Discover the Paris of the Parisians and travel through time with the Histopad! You will visit the most famous neighbourhoods and monuments of the capital, through 3D reconstructions, enriched with audio commentaries. I highly recommend this Paris tour with your children.
Orsay Museum Q&A
Thursday : 9:30 ~ 21:45
Closed : Every Monday, 1 May, 25 December
How much is Orsay ticket?
Ticket Price is €14 For Adult. (18+ years)
Child ticket (0 to 17 years) is Free entry.
How can I visit to Orsay for free?
EU Citizen ticket (18 to 25 years) is Free entry.
* You need to show a valid ID at the entrance.
FIRST SUNDAY of Every Month is Free entry.
Can I bring water into Orsay Museum?
You can carry water inside, but you are not allowed to drink it inside the museum. It would be good to keep it in your bag.
Best time to visit Orsay...
If you enter at 9:30, which is the opening time, you can watch in a relaxed. The average viewing time is about 3 hours.
* Let’s avoid Saturday morning ! That time is the most visited time.
How to get to Orsay Museum?
I highly recommend using public transportation to Orsay Museum.
What you eat near Orsay Museum
Le Lelais de L’Entrectte is the best restaurant only 5 minutes away from Orsay on foot. It’s a nice restaurant to enjoy with a steak and a glass of wine. I even recommend a variety of French desserts.
If you're looking for a countryside close to Paris....
It is a tour of the Orsay Museum in the morning. And also you'll discover Giverny, a quaint village in Normandy, attracted many Impressionist painters in the 19th century. They followed the lead of the movement’s founder, Claude Monet. Giverny is about an hour away from Paris, so it's good to visit without any pressure on the schedule. And the tour offers a comfortable coach from Paris to Giverny.