"The Musee d'Orsay" Musee d'Orsay Tip by kris-t
Musee d'Orsay, Paris: 275 reviews and 558 photos
The Musée d'Orsay placed in the former railway station - the Gare d'Orsay built between 1898 and 1900. By 1939 the station's short platforms had become unsuitable for the longer trains.
In 1977 the French Government decided to convert the station to a museum. The new museum was opened by President Francois Mitterrand on 01 Dec. 1986.
The Musée d'Orsay is best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces : Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Alfred Sisley Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin etc.
Arrive at opening time to avoid long lines.
Opening Hours: Daily except Monday 9:30am-6pm (Thursdays until 9:45pm). Closed Jan. 1, May 1, and Dec. 25.
Tickets: ?7.50 for full-day access to the permanent collection;
reduced rate is ?5.50 for visitors 18-25, and for everyone on Sundays and after 4:15pm (after 8pm Thursdays).
Museum Pass accepted.
Tickets for the permanent and temporary exhibition passes are ?9
(?7 reduced rate; ?1.50 for Museum Pass holders and teachers with ID).
No credit cards.
(Sorry, to take photos inside was not allowed)
Address: the left bank of the Seine
Directions: Métro: line 12, Solférino station; RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station
Phone: +33 1 40 49 48 14
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