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Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum

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Address
Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum
1, rue de la Légion-d'Honneur
75007, Paris

FRANCE
01 40 49 48 14
01 45 44 63 82

Metro / Train: Solférino or RER C

Website:
http://www.musee-orsay.fr

Joint ticket with the Musée de l'orangerie 13€
Joint ticket with Rodin Museum 12€

Schedules and Prices
All year long :
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 09:30 to 18:00
    Thursday from 09:30 to 21:45
    On first Sunday of the month from 09:30 to 18:00
        Special Fees :
            Free

Admission prices :
    Full price : 12 €
    Reduced price : 9 €
    Up to 25 years : Free
    Unemployed : Free
    Disabled (adults) : Free

Closed on 1 May and 25 December

Additional Information

Access: for individual visitors, enter by quai Anatole France; for groups, the entrance is in rue de Lille

Description

All aboard the culture train!

Victor Laloux who designed the Tours town hall was commissioned in 1898 to transform the Gare d'Orsay into a central train station, The station and its hotel, constructed in two years, were officially opened for the Universal Exhibition on 14 July 1900.On the exterior, Laloux masked the metallic structures by a stone facade in an eclectic style.
The interior was itself an ode to modernism (sloping levels, new lift systems and baggage conveyor belts).

From 1900 to 1939 Gare d'Orsay was the main terminus of the national south-western line. From 1939 the station and its facilities became obsolete, and it was decided upon the initiative of president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing) it was decided in 1977 to transform the former gare d'Orsay into a 19th century museum. In 1978, the building was listed as a historic monument and on 1 December 1986 the new president, François Mitterrand, inaugurated this new and unmissable Paris museum.

Today the Musée d'Orsay houses paintings and sculptures which date from 1848, and most particularly a fabulous collection of impressionist works, displayed in a light and airy setting.

Practical Information

Address
Musée d'Orsay - Orsay Museum
1, rue de la Légion-d'Honneur
75007, Paris

FRANCE
01 40 49 48 14
01 45 44 63 82

Metro / Train: Solférino or RER C

Website:
http://www.musee-orsay.fr

Joint ticket with the Musée de l'orangerie 13€
Joint ticket with Rodin Museum 12€

Schedules and Prices
All year long :
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 09:30 to 18:00
    Thursday from 09:30 to 21:45
    On first Sunday of the month from 09:30 to 18:00
        Special Fees :
            Free

Admission prices :
    Full price : 12 €
    Reduced price : 9 €
    Up to 25 years : Free
    Unemployed : Free
    Disabled (adults) : Free

Closed on 1 May and 25 December

Additional Information

Access: for individual visitors, enter by quai Anatole France; for groups, the entrance is in rue de Lille