Admission, opening times, tickets

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In order to fight against the spread of COVID-19, wearing a mask (not provided by the museum) is recommended. Visitors are encouraged to respect safety measures. 

Admission to the museum

Purchasing a ticket online gives you priority access within half an hour of the reserved time
Free admission without reservation for visitors benefiting from free admission upon presentation of the corresponding receipt. 

Reservations are required on the first Sunday of the month, except for holders of a Carte blanche or a Paris Museum Pass. 


Esplanade Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, 75007 PARIS

Getting here

By Metro: line 12, Solférino station
By RER: line C, Musée d'Orsay station
By bus: 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 87, 94
Taxi: drop off and pick up by taxi or specialized vehicles Quai Anatole-France

Disabled parking spaces

2 spaces in front of no. 1 Place Montherlant
1 space in front of no. 5 Rue de Bellechasse
1 space in front of no. 48 Rue de Lille
1 space in front of no. 77 Rue de Lille
1 place in front of no 81 Rue de Lille
3 spaces in front of no. 8 Rue de Solférino
1 space in front of no. 7 Rue de Poitiers
3 spaces in front of no. 1 Rue de Villersexel
1 space in front of no. 13 Rue du Bac
3 spaces in front of no. 96 Rue de l’Université


Parking du Carrousel du Louvre
Parking Bac Montalembert

Opening times

  • Tuesday to Sunday 9:30am - 6pm. Last access to the museum at 5pm, last access to the exhibitions at 5:15pm, closing of the rooms from 5:30pm
  • Late opening on Thursday until 9:45pm. Last access to the museum and exhibitions at 9pm, closing of the rooms from 9:30pm
  • Closed every Monday, May 1 and December 25

Waiting times

Currently, the waiting time at the main entrance (Gate A entrance for non-ticketed visitors) is estimated at :



  Purchased online (Guaranteed access within 30 minutes) Purchased at the museum
General admission €16 €14
Discounted admission Sold on site €11
Late opening rate €12 €10
Enfants & Cie rate €13 €11


Purchasing a ticket online gives you priority access within half an hour of the reserved time. 

The museum ticket gives access to the Edvard Munch and Rosa Bonheur exhibitions (from October 18) subject to availability. Due to the large number of visitors to the Edvard Munch exhibition, access is only guaranteed if a dedicated time slot is reserved.

The late opening rate applies on Thursdays, for visits starting at 6pm - the museum closes at 9:45pm - last access at 9pm.

The Enfants & Cie rate is valid for accompanying persons under 18 years of age, residing in the European Union and within the limit of 2 accompanying persons per child.

1st Sunday of the month: free for all. From Sunday, October 2, 2022, online booking of a visit is mandatory, except for holders of a Carte blanche or a Paris Museum Pass. 

Consult the details of the tickets and conditions for discount and free admission 

Visitor Policies

In order to fight against the spread of COVID-19, wearing a mask (not provided by the museum) is recommended for all audiences from the age of 6. Physical distancing is required. Hydro-alcoholic gel will be made available to visitors at the entrance of the museum.

Visitor entrance and exit paths will be marked, but movement within the collection and exhibitions will remain open. Visitors are asked to be sure to respect safety and social distancing measures by maintaining a more than 6-foot distance between visitors.

Due to extreme temperatures, it is recommended to drink water regularly. There are water fountains available on the riverbanks of the Seine as well as one located inside the museum. We invite you to take the necessary precautions before your visit. Do not hesitate to ask the museum staff if you have any questions or require any help.

Some of the museum's works are currently not on display. The guide map is available for download and indicates which rooms are closed for renovation. 

Download the guide map
pdf, 1.91 MB
Check the visitor guidelines
pdf, 1.49 MB

As part of the Vigipirate plan and in order to ensure the safety of our visitors, the Musée d'Orsay follows the preventive measures decided by the government for public administrations. Abandoned items may result in the evacuation of the public and be destroyed by the police. Be alert and keep your personal belongings with you. The Musée d'Orsay would like to thank its visitors in advance for their understanding of the slowdown caused by the security checks at the entrances.

Planning your visit

Free wifi

The wifi is free and open to all. To connect, select the Musee_Orsay_Public network. Once you have accepted the general conditions of use, you will be redirected to the museum's website and you will be able to browse freely on the internet. Once wifi access is registered on your device, you will be connected automatically in covered areas.

Coat check

Cloakrooms are available free of charge for visitors to drop off their coats, small luggage and other items subject to compulsory deposit. The introduction of maximum cabin size baggage (56x45x25 cm) is allowed, valuables are not accepted. 

Borrow of wheelchairs and strollers 

Wheelchairs, folding seats and usable canes in the museum can be made available. Baby carriages with a metal frame are not accepted in the museum. Strollers are available in the cloakroom. All these facilities are available in exchange for a piece of identification. 


Thanks to elevators and ramps, the entire museum circuit, temporary exhibitions and commercial areas are accessible to people with reduced mobility and strollers.


The museum is equipped with numerous sanitary facilities, some of which are adapted for disabled people.

Baby changing area 

The museum provides a baby changing area located on level -1, on the adult group reception side.

Do you have any questions? 

You can contact the Musée d'Orsay 

  • By phone on +33 1 40 49 48 14
  • By internet via our contact form
  • By post at the following address: 

Musée d'Orsay
Direction de l'accueil et de la surveillance
Esplanade Valery Giscard d'Estaing
75007 Paris

Lost items

You can contact the lost and found department of the Musée d'Orsay

  • by phone at +33 1 40 49 46 58
  • by internet via our partner site TROOV
  • By mail

Musée d'Orsay
Reception and Security Department
Esplanade Valery Giscard d'Estaing
75007 Paris