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Top sights in Paris
Situated at the former Gare d'Orsay railway station, the museum now bearing its name has gradually emerged as one of Paris' best art galleries – and that's saying something! Here are a few must-see masterpieces to factor in to your tour.
Depicting a Sunday afternoon in a bygone Montmartre, Renoir's festive snapshot of Parisian social life is one of Impressionism's most celebrated paintings.
Inspired by old masters like Titian and Raphael, Manet's masterful treatment of the nude and the clothed courted controversy for highlighting the social divide between genders.
The gallery boasts 56 Cézannes in its collection, however, this late still life composition shows an artist at the height of his powers, able to make magic out of the mundane!
It seems bizarre now, but Millet's depiction of peasant women hunched over in search of leftover grain was once derided for its sympathetic portrayal of the lower classes!
Few non-French artists are represented at d'Orsay, and although Van Gogh might take places 6, 7, and 8 on this list, James Whistler's Victorian Mona Lisa is a shoe-in!
As large as the Musee d'Orsay is, there's not much filler. If you only have 3 or 4 hours to spare, stick to the Impressionist wing, otherwise don't expect to see it all in a day!
The Musee d'Orsay's opening hours are from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, except on Thursdays when it's open until 9:45PM, and Mondays when, as with May 1st and December 25th, the gallery is closed. Get there as early as possible and consider booking your tickets online to skip the long lines. If you plan to visit in a large group, pre-booking is mandatory.
- When should I visit?
- 9:00AM to 6:00PM, Thursdays until 9:45PM, closed Mondays, May 1st and Christmas.
- Is it expensive?
- Tickets start at €11, but packages and concessions are available.
- Will I need a guide?
- It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get there
- Take the Metro line 12 to Solférino, RER line C to Musée d'Orsay or buses 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94.
- Additional information
- Cloakrooms are available free of charge but not recommended for large items or valuables.
- All guests will need to pass through security to enter.
What people are saying about Musée d'Orsay
Bus tour and water tour very good. Trip to Eiffel tower spoilt by bad information - we were told to go to the second level, see the sights, then go to the first level for lunch and then go to the top. This is not possible unless you can walk up the stairs from the first to second levels, which we could not. The only alternative then is to go back to ground level, exist the tower and buy new tickets to get back in - not an option! Otherwise a well organised tour and good value for money.
Was thoroughly enjoyable. Downside was not enough food places and waiting for a table for lunch was very time consuming. The venue could not accommodate the demand so this should be reviewed or enable people to leave and return using the same ticket, this way some people could get lunch elsewhere if they so wish.
This was a great way to get around Paris and see the best of the sites. The boat runs a regular and reliable service from convenient points. Staff were very helpful with RER and Metro directions as well as with placed to eat. Loved it and will be booking again when we are back in Paris!
Combined with a boat trip this was a great way to see Paris. We went right round once and then decided where we wanted to go back to and used the hop on hop off facilty to travel around. Very good commentary.
I highly recommend this tour. The crowds were very thick and our guide moved us quickly and smoothly through the sea of people. The educational portion of the tour was the full two hours. I highly recommend.