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Vernissage de l'exposition « Les Nymphéas et l'abstraction américaine », 12 avril 2018
© Musée d'Orsay / Sophie Crépy

How long is my Carte blanche valid?

Your card is valid for one year from the date of membership.

How do I know when my Carte blanche expires?

Your card is renewable without reprinting a new physical replacement. Which is why the end date of membership is not specified on the card itself.

The expiry date of your Carte blanche is indicated on the following documents:

  • On the renewal or purchase invoice of your Carte blanche received at home by mail,
  • At the end of each bimonthly e-newsletter dedicated to members, sent out if you have provided a valid email address and agreed to receive news from the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie,
  • On the letterhead of the renewal mail that will be sent to your home by post, one month before the end of your membership.

You can also contact us by phone at +33 (0)1 40 49 47 28 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (working days) or via the contact form

What are the advantages of my Carte blanche?

What are the offers available from the Carte blanche cultural partners?

You can take advantage of benefits at the cultural partners of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie (special rates on an exhibition or on the partner's pass, guided tours, open days, etc.).

Discover the offers available to you in the Carte blanche news section.

© Musée d'Orsay / Sophie Crépy

Where can I sign up to become a Carte blanche member?

You can become a member:

How can I gift the Carte blanche card?

    • Download and print the “I’m gifting the Carte blanche" form.
    • Fill it out and don't forget to indicate the chosen package.
    • Be sure to select the address where the Carte blanche will be sent (to your home or directly to the member's home).
    • Enclose your payment by check made out to the "Régisseur des recettes du musée d'Orsay".
    • Send the form and your payment by mail to the following address: Musée d'Orsay – Carte blanche  – 62, rue de Lille– 75 343 Paris cedex 07
    • The Carte blanche card will be sent to the address indicated within 10 days of receipt of the form.

    I am a community representative or community member. Am I entitled to a reduced rate on Carte Blanche membership?

    Yes. You benefit from a reduced rate on the Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie membership card. Find out more in the Carte blanche at the community rate section


    , Rousseau, Henri
    Henri Rousseau
    La Falaise, vers 1895
    Musée de l'Orangerie
    © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée de l'Orangerie) / Franck Raux
    See the notice of the artwork

    I have not received my Carte blanche. What should I do?

    You should receive your Carte blanche 15 days after placing your order. If after this time you still have not received your Carte blanche, contact the Carte blanche team:

    • By phone: +33 (0)1 40 49 47 28 between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm (working days).
    • By email: carte.blanche@musee-orsay.fr

    I have lost my Carte blanche or it has been stolen. What should I do?

    Should your card be lost or stolen, a duplicate will be issued on request, at a rate of €5. You can request this via our online contact form below by entering "duplicate" in the subject line or by phone at +33 (0)1 40 49 47 28.

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    How can I obtain a proof of payment?

    To obtain a proof of payment for your Carte blanche, please make a request:

    • By phone: +33 (0)1 53 63 04 63
    • By email: carte.blanche@musee-orsay.fr

    I am nearing the end of my membership

    Two months before the end of your subscription, the Carte blanche team will send you a renewal form by mail. You can also fill out the Carte blanche renewal form and send it, along with your payment and the required supporting documents, to the following address: Musée d'Orsay– Carte blanche– 62, rue de Lille– 75 343 Paris cedex 07.

    Don't forget! If you renew your membership, please keep your card. Thanks to its microchip, your card is reusable and gives you smoother access to the museum.

    Does booking a time-stamped slot apply to Carte blanche members?

    The mandatory booking of an access slot does not apply to Carte blanche members, who can go directly to the museum entrance.

    As a reminder, the conditions of access are subject to exceptional modification according to the constraints of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie.

    You will find all the information concerning access, reception and visiting conditions in the Visit section. 

    Is there priority admission for Carte blanche members?

    At the Musée d'Orsay, you enjoy priority admission through door C upon presentation of the Carte blanche. From September 13th the entrance will be at door A for the Carte blanche members. At the Musée de l'Orangerie, you enjoy priority admission upon presentation of the Carte blanche.

    As a Carte blanche member, can I still visit the Musée d'Orsay exhibitions from 9 am?

    Yes. Admission is from 9 am, subject to occasional changes in the Musée d’Orsay opening times. Very often the inability to open at 9 am is due to an unforeseeable event, but certain dates are known to be subject to change. You can find these dates in the Carte blanche news section. This advantage is valid for the holder of the Carte blanche as well as for a guest in the case of a Duo package membership.

    As a reminder, the conditions of access are subject to exceptional modification according to the constraints of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie. You will find all the information concerning access, reception and visiting conditions in the Visit section.  


    I forgot my Carte blanche. Can I access the museums?

    The Carte blanche must be presented for inspection on admission. If you forget it, on an exceptional basis, you may go to ticket desk 6 at the Musée d'Orsay and to the reception desk at the Musée de l'Orangerie to gain access to the museum areas. Our officers will check the validity date of your card.

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    André Derain
    Roses dans un vase, entre 1931 et 1932
    Musée de l'Orangerie
    © Adagp, Paris, 2023 © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée de l'Orangerie) / Hervé Lewandowski
    See the notice of the artwork

    Can I lend my Carte blanche to a third party?

    The Carte blanche can be used by the named person only, and may not be lent to another.

    Je suis accompagné d’un enfant, peut-il bénéficier de l’accès prioritaire au même titre que moi ?

    Les enfants* vous accompagnant bénéficient de la gratuité et empruntent la file réservée au même titre que vous. Si vous êtes en possession d’une carte DUO, celle-ci vous permet de visiter nos musées avec un invité adulte ainsi que les enfants vous accompagnant.

    * Enfant de moins de 18 ans et - 26 ans (UE) sur présentation d’un justificatif. 

    Is it possible to return several times in the same day with my Carte blanche?

    Yes. Your Carte blanche gives you unlimited access to the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie (with a limit of one accompanying person per day for holders of the Carte blanche Duo).

    I want to register for an activity. How do I do so?

    To book a guided tour, workshop, concert or show, contact us at +33 (0)1 53 63 04 63, Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

    I am not receiving the e-newsletters sent to members. How do I subscribe?

    As a Carte blanche member, you benefit from advance news about the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie. A dedicated e-newsletter is sent to you every two months as well as information on the opening of our exhibitions and on the cultural program. If you do not receive our e-newsletters, please check that the email address you have provided is valid.

    I would like to receive additional information tailored to my interests. How can I do so?

    In addition to the information received in advance in the member electronic newsletter, we offer you the opportunity to receive occasional information based on our news and your interests. To receive this, please fill out this form.


    I'm changing my postal address, what do I do?

    If you’re changing your address and wish to continue receiving museum program brochures by mail, please contact us by phone at +33 (0)1 40 49 47 28 to let us know, or indicate this when you renew your membership on the Carte blanche renewal form.


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