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Musée d'Orsay

Orsay Museum

(Musée d'Orsay)
Art Museum
Saint Thomas d'Aquin, Paris
  • M B.
    "The real gem of Paris- more manageable and enjoyable than the Louvre"(35 Tips)
    Bianca B.
    "Forget the Louvre: this is the best museum in Paris."(26 Tips)
    Ondra K.
    "Excellent collection of van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet and many else."(25 Tips)
    francois V.
    "A fantastic museum where you'll see Renoir and 'the Impressionists'."(14 Tips)
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  • Gamze A.
    The museum located near Seine river. Structural details must be seen inside and outside. You can see many works of famous artists.It was amazing for me cause of i saw Van Gogh's (my best) works.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Melforss
    MelforssMarch 2, 2015
    My absolute favorite museum in Paris. Only the building itself is worth seeing and then Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Manet, Gauguin, Degas, Picasso and all their friends will keep you company. Must go
  • Amnon B.
    Amnon BMarch 19, 2015
    For this is the best museum in Paris the art is beautifully presented in intimate size room . Magnificent collection of impressionist art and even very good restaurants . What more someone can ask
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AssierMarch 10, 2015
    One of my favorite museums, the musée d'Orsay is in a charming, beautiful building and houses a large collection of impressionist pieces . I recommend a visit to their beautiful tea room as well
  • Alex Z.
    Alex ZhuravlovaAugust 8, 2014
    As for me, it was the best museum i visited in Paris. You better start from the 5th floor, where are all the best of impressionist, and than go all the way down to the first floor.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaylorFebruary 7, 2015
    Beware the first Sunday of the month when the museum is free to all and queues can easily reach an hour long. Beautiful main hall and exhibits but little compared to the Louvre.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelMay 28, 2015
    The building itself is a work of art, and the Impressionist gallery up on the 5th floor is outstanding. The whole museum is a pleasure, and worth the wait to get in.
  • johnlemon
    johnlemonApril 4
    Inspiring & delightful! You can easily spend a whole day if you're interested in the collection. They offer combined tickets with Musée de l'Orangerie and Musée Rodin as well.
  • Marina B.
    Marina BurityMay 11, 2015
    The best museum in Paris. Its size allows you to see it all in one day, the building (an old train station) is gorgeous and you can see the best of impressionism (Monet, Rembrant, Van Gogh) up close!
  • Frankie R.
    Frankie RobertoDecember 19, 2014
    Worth visiting just for a view inside the amazing building – the art is an added bonus. My favs: Toulouse-Lautrec, van Gogh and Cézanne. Visit the upper floors for a view out through the clock faces.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 5, 2015
    Don't miss the Opera Garnier exhibit, located on the ground floor near the cafe. A truly amazing display, with a cross section of the building and a "birds-eye view" of the Opera's neighborhood.
  • Bianca B.
    Bianca BuenoAugust 11, 2014
    Forget the Louvre: this is the best museum in Paris. The building is gorgeous and the collection is stunning. Reserve at least 3 hours to see everything - on all the flours, and more for exhibitions.
  • Leah R.
    Leah RaddishApril 17, 2015
    Wonderful museum. Check out the van Gogh on the 2nd floor and then head up to the 5th floor and check out the impressive collection of impressionists. Find the view from the top from there.
  • Lena V.
    Beautiful inspiring museum! Go to the 6th floor for a rest on the super comfortable round sofas and for a nice view trough the huge clock!
    Upvoted May 26
  • Igor N.
    Amazing impressionists collection! Be sure to buy your ticket in advance to avoid the queues. Plan at least 4 hours to see everything. Better combine the ticket with Musée d'Orangerie.
  • António
    AntónioJuly 21, 2013
    Beautiful premises. I loved the Van Gogh rooms and the sculptures in ground floor lit with natural light. Museum shop quite banal. Restaurants are all very expensive
  • Cody G.
    Cody GriggersNovember 21, 2014
    Recommend heading straight for the top floor to see the rockstar works of Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, etc. You don't want to be at the end of your visit and out of energy to enjoy these.
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeDecember 1, 2014
    Next to the Lourve, the next must-go-to museum in Paris. Impressionist collection is amazing. Has Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Toulouse-Latrec, Degas, etc. New collections located at level 5.
  • Joanna G.
    Joanna GongAugust 10, 2014
    One of the best museums in Paris. TIP: if the line is too long, buy your ticket at a tabac near the museum or if you have a EU visa, it's free.
  • Milica T.
    Milica TasićSeptember 3, 2013
    Enchanted by Monet and Van Gogh! Worth visiting. It can be pretty crowded on free pass days but even though the queues seem to never end they are actually really fast and you'll enter in 10-15 min :)
  • Katy Z.
    Katy Zack4 days ago
    Gorgeous train station converted to art museum features one of the worlds best collection of Impressionism plus super famous works by Van Gogh and countless others
    ThePurplePassport.comOctober 31, 2011
    The artwork and the Belle Époque train station setting are incredible. Also, save your ticket stub for a reduced price ticket at the Musée de Gustave Moreau and a free visit to Palais Garnier. Read more
  • Brittny K.
    Brittny Kunkle3 weeks ago
    The impressionist exhibit is great. Great alternative to the Louvre for those looking to spend a few hours vs a whole day. I would highly recommend buying tickets beforehand!
  • Yuriy Y.
    Yuriy YuryevApril 17, 2013
    In addition of the well-known Ipressionist and post-Impressionist art, there is lots of very interesting stuff to see, such as a rich Art Nouveau collection, symbolist painters, the natutlists, etc.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BrooksNovember 3, 2012
    If you've never quite "gotten" Impressionism- go to the top floor and see these works in Parisian daylight, as close as you will come to what they were painted for. Dining room is fabulously rococo 2
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkApril 1, 2013
    Forget Le Louvre, Musée d'Orsay is without a doubt the best museum in Paris. The artwork if primarily from the 19th century, so you can expect a lot of impressionist and neo-impressionist artwork.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RinggoldDecember 12, 2012
    If time allows, pay the extra €5 for the pass. It allows you 4 days to use so you don't feel pressure to zip through or use your entire day. Along w full exhibit and sister museum Musee' Orangerie
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 13, 2014
    One of Paris's most overlooked museums, it hosts some great pieces from the world's greatest painters. From Monet to Cézanne and many more in between. Well worth visiting.
  • Cody G.
    Cody GriggersNovember 21, 2014
    Go to the Louvre because you have to. But come to the Orsay to be amazed from start to finish...from the architecture to seeing what seems like every blockbuster painting in Western civilization.
  • Paulo Conde S.
    Interactive museum, welcoming, dynamic, organized and beautiful. Even liked the Louvre, the proposal, although the works of the Louvre are more significant for the history of art.
  • Sunny S.
    Sunny SombreroSeptember 7, 2014
    fantastic museeum. the pictures are in the quantity/quality-ratio much better than in the Louvre. the paintings from William Bouguereau are awesome. good high class restaurant at the 2nd floor.
  • Hana B.
    Hana BaresovaMay 2, 2014
    The floor of impresionism was excelent, you can see Monet, Manet, Cezane, Renoir, Van Gogh and even Picasso. recommend to book tickets online to avoid queue !!! very easy and comfortable
  • Dominique C.
    Dominique ComerApril 9, 2013
    Honestly, I enjoyed this museum more than the Louvre! The flow of the museum is beautiful. I especially enjoyed the vantage point at the top floor through the face of the giant clock!
  • Bratislav V.
    Bratislav VesićJune 6, 2013
    Amazing place. I'm not expert for art but you can find huge impresionists collection here and space itself is work of art. Buy tickets online and avoid long lines and save some euros.
  • Kyze
    KyzeDecember 17, 2014
    Amazing museum, I even like it better than the Louvre. Also, it won't take as much time to visit it as the Louvre. Some of the best Van Gogh paintings are here!
  • Lennart v.
    Gorgeous old train station converted to museum. Large collection that we had to rush through because of time constraints. Will return for sure.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyJune 18, 2014
    No photography allowed inside most of the museum but when you're up on one of the 5th floor platforms you are allowed take a great shot of this old train station.
  • Jack O.
    Jack OApril 13
    A wonderful experience. The building itself is remarkable to be inside. The artworks there are very well presented and curated. Book a ticket in advance and you don't have to line up.
  • Baiba S.
    Baiba SusejaDecember 29, 2013
    It was a good idea to buy tickets before (in Luvre) so we didnt have to wait long in lines. Amazing place n art collections. The building is also very beautiful itself
  • Felipe I.
    Felipe IglesiasSeptember 2, 2015
    Wonderful. A really good collection, nice arquitecture and afordable price. If you want to understand the origins of the contemporary art, you must visit this museum
  • Douce F.
    Douce FranceNovember 27, 2013
    Musée d'Orsay (a former train station with superb roof) welcomes the impressionist and post-impressionist painters, like Monet, Manet, Degas and his beautiful dancers. Beautiful collections,
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoOctober 13, 2013
    There's an observation platform that you can take pictures from. To get there, just take the escalator/stairs behind the cafe on the first floor all the way to the top.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DallemagneMarch 16, 2010
    The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine, housed in the former railway station, the Gare d'Orsay, an impressive Beaux-Arts edifice built between 1898 and 1900. Read more
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotNovember 25, 2015
    Plan to spend an entire day - even stop for lunch in one of the restaurants. The current (fall 2015) exhibit is phenomenal.
  • Little B.
    Little BennetJune 14, 2015
    See the Opera building first before coming here. You'll see the sectional model and it'll make more sense after seeing the building first. Also book the tickets online!
  • Naughty N.
    Naughty Nat'yAugust 4, 2013
    Absolutely Love this museum! This is one of the places that make me happy! If you are into arts and impressionists style - this museum is on Top of the list!
  • Nuha H.
    Nuha HamzaAugust 18, 2014
    No pics allowed & the audio guide choices (while interesting) were limited. But still easily one of the best museums I've visited. Went 15 minutes after it opened & the line was bearable.
  • Simone B.
    Simone BarbosaMay 6, 2013
    A must-go in Paris, especially for those who like impressionist and post-impressionist. No photos/video allowed. Take some time to notice the building itself, especially the clock over the entrance.
  • Anita Ś.
    I've enjoyed it way more than Louvre. You must go to the large gallery on the fifth floor devoted to Impressionism, it has been transformed and it is incredible.
  • Rafif Y.
    Rafif YaldaAugust 21, 2014
    Don't get here too late! Despite the reduced entrance, you'll have to rush through. I'd suggest starting on level 5 and making your way down as they start clearing everyone out right from the top.
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