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

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

Map & itinerary

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

Enter the museum

How to get there: where do I enter?

Entrance to the Musée d'Orsay is directly from the forecourt, and is divided into 4 lines:

entrée porte A

Queue A1: visitors with priority access and without reservation

  1. Pregnant women
  • Disabled persons with a disability card or a "priority" card for disabled persons, with an accompanying person
  • Carte blanche from the Orsay and Orangerie museums
  • Member of the Society of Friends of the Orsay and Orangery Museums
  • Member of the American Friends Musée d'Orsay
  • Annual pass, VIP
  • Musée d'Orsay pass
  • ICOM and ICOMOS cards
  • Press card
  • Culture Card (with a companion)
  •  Sotheby's card
  •  Louvre Abu Dhabi card
  •  Barnes Foundation card
  •  Ecole du Louvre card
  •  Guide-lecturer (see group access conditions)
  • Professional artists
  • Scientific staff of French and foreign public museums (curators and museum inspectors)
  • Staff of the National Institute of Art History
  • Members of Parliament, senators and members of the European Parliament
  • Personalities on official visits
  • Auditorium ticket
  • Ticket for an activity

Queue A2: visitors with time slot tickets

  • Visitors who have reserved a time slot for the permanent collections
  • Visitors who have reserved a time slot for the temporary exhibition


File C
File C

Queue C1: visitors with tickets without time slots and without the need to make a reservation

  • Paris Museum Pass
  • Combined Orsay/Orangery tickets
  • Twin tickets Orsay/Rodin
  • Paris Pass'Lib
  • Admission tickets without time slots

Queue C2: visitors buying their ticket on the spot or beneficiaries of free admission

Under 18 years old
18-25 year olds who are nationals of the European Union or the European Economic Area.
18-25 year olds who are not citizens of the European Union but are long-term residents of France or another EU country (holders of a visa of more than three months)
Students in art programs at public universities and art schools (up to age 30)
Teachers of art courses in public universities and art schools
Job seekers
Beneficiaries of minimum social benefits, asylum seekers and refugees
Holders of the minimum old age pension
Disabled persons holding a disability card or a "priority" card for disabled persons, with an accompanying person
Holders of the Education Pass
Students in ESPE (formerly IUFM, 1st and 2nd year)

    You can find the details of the rates and the conditions of free access here.

    Waiting times

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


    In the museum

    To help you find your way around the museum, you can download the museum guide below.

    The printed version of the guide is available free of charge at the reception desk.

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

    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 9:15pm
    • Closed every Monday, May 1 and December 25



      Purchased online  Purchased at the museum
    General admission €16 €14
    Discounted admission Sold on site €11
    Late opening rate €12 €10
    Enfant & Cie rate €13 €11


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

    The "Enfant & 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. 

    The museum's admission ticket gives access to the exhibitions Pastels
    From Millet to Redon
    (subject to availability) and Manet-Degas (from March 28). Due to the large number of visitors to the Manet-Degas exhibition, only the reservation of a dedicated time slot guarantees access.

    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.

    • Water fountains are available in the museum at the following locations:
    • First floor: at the sanitary facilities located at the entrance to the Chauchard Gallery
    • Level -2: Men's and women's restrooms located on the Rue de Lille side
    • Level 1: waiting area near the restrooms

    We invite you to be vigilant in the preparation of your visit. Our staff is at your disposal for any information or assistance.

    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. 

    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

    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.