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Located on the left bank of the Seine River, is another of Paris’s popular museums – the Musee d'Orsay, or the Orsay Museum. Built as a train station in 1900, the building then became home to a collection of France’s 19th century...more

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Located on the left bank of the Seine River, is another of Paris’s popular museums – the Musee d'Orsay, or the Orsay Museum. Built as a train station in 1900, the building then became home to a collection of France’s 19th century paintings after the Louvre ran out of space, in 1986. Although the Musee d'Orsay is quite small in comparison to the Louvre, it houses the world’s largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art pieces.   Its permanent collection spans four floors and consists of photography, sculptures, furniture, and paintings. This world-renowned museum is located close to the Louvre; with the two being connected by a bridge. Those visiting the museum for the first time must make it a point to take a guided tour as this is the best way to make sure the visit is well worth it. These tours are offered to groups and individuals and are only available on certain days.  

Ticket Price

Full rate: € 11 Concessions: € 8.50 Under 18s and members: free On the first Sunday of the month, entrance is free.

Opening Hour

The museum is open from 9.30 am to 6 pm daily and late night on Thursdays until 9.45 pm. It is closed on Mondays.

Recommended Visit Duration

2 to 3 hours or as long as time permits

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families  

Must See

Vincent Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles, Manet's Déjeuner sur l'Herbe and works by Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec.  

Prayer Facilities

Although Muslims visiting the Musee d'Orsay will not be able to find prayer facilities on its premises, they will be able to find plenty of mosques in the city of Paris. Tourists can request their tour guide to take them to closest mosque. The Grand Mosque of Paris is a mosque that is frequented by tourists and locals alike. 

Halal Food

There are a couple of cafes and restaurants in the Musee d'Orsay but Muslim tourists will not be able to find Halal food at any of them. These establishments may however serve vegetarian and seafood dishes on which Muslim visitors can dine. Also please note that there are several Halal restaurants in the city of Paris for those looking particularly for Halal food.

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