The most famous museums in Paris

Come and discover the treasures on display in two of the greatest museums in Paris, the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay, both essential parts of any trip to Paris.

 

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  • Musée d'Orsay

    Musée d'Orsay

  • Musée d'Orsay

    Musée d'Orsay

  • Musée du Louvre

    The Louvre

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    The Louvre

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    About your visit 

    The Louvre

    Formerly a royal palace, the Louvre has been intimately involved in the history of France for eight centuries. Intended as a universal museum since its inception in 1793, its collections - among the finest in the world - span several thousands of years and a territory that extends from America all the way to Asia. Divided into eight departments, its collections of over 38,000 works are admired worldwide and include the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo.

    The Musée d'Orsay

    This museum is known around the globe as being home to one of the richest collections of impressionist art. Here you will find artistic masterpieces from the 19th century (1848 -1914), an important period in the history of art. You can admire the work of great artists including Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Courbet, Rodin and Maillol. 
    And why not fit in a visit to the Musée de l'Orangerie, located a stone's throw away in the Jardin des Tuileries. This museum is home to Claude Monet's large-format Nymphéas (Water Lilies), among other gems.

    For you to enjoy

    Evenings

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    The Louvre is open until 9.45 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.
    The Musée d'Orsay is open until 9.45 pm on Thursdays.

    The most famous museums in Paris 

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    Come and admire some of the world's greatest works of art

    Priority access 

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    Priority access to permanent and temporary collections

    Practical info

    The Louvre

    Entry fee: 

    Flat rate: €15

    Opening hours: 9 am - 6 pm (closed Tuesdays)
    Open until 9.45 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays

    Entrance: 
    Through the Pyramid or the Galerie du Carrousel: 9 am - 7.30 pm (except Tuesdays), open until 10 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. The main entrance is via the Pyramid.

    The Musée d'Orsay

    Entry fee: 
    Flat rate: €12
    Musée d'Orsay + Musée de l'Orangerie combined ticket: €16

    Opening hours: 9.30 am - 6 pm (closed Mondays) 
    Open until 9.45 on Thursdays

    Musée de l'Orangerie: 9 am - 6 pm

    Entrance:
    1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur
    75007 PARIS

    Access 
    M 12  Solferino station
    RER C Musée d'Orsay station
    Bus 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94


    Free entry: 

    1st Sunday of the month (Musée d’Orsay all year round and the Louvre from October to March) 
    Under 18s
    EU nationals or long-term residents of an EU country, aged 18 to 25
    Paris Museum Pass holders
    Disabled visitors with one accompanying person
    Unemployed visitors 
    Carte blanche cardholders
    Members of the Société des Amis du Musée d'Orsay or the American Friends of the Musée d'Orsay.

    Top tips

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      The PARIS MUSEUM PASS includes entrance to these two museums and offers unlimited entry to over 50 monuments and permanent museum collections in the Paris region..

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      Tickets for the Louvre are also valid for a same-day visit to the Musée Eugène-Delacroix. 

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      The Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay offer access and support for disabled visitors: wheelchairs for loan, folding seats, walking sticks, etc.

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      Visitors are prohibited from bringing suitcases and large items of luggage to the Louvre. Bags that meet specific size requirements (55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm MAXIMUM) are allowed but these will be checked and must be left in the cloakroom.

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      Visitors are prohibited from bringing any suitcases, luggage or backpacks to the Musée d'Orsay. These will also be refused at the cloakroom.

    Where and how to collect your order

    espace-tourisme-informationYou will receive a confirmation email of your purchase. This will contain all the details you need, including your collection point.

    COLLECT AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION POINT OF YOUR CHOICE 

    Once you have arrived at the airport, you can visit any of the 7 TOURIST INFORMATION points to collect your order. 

    Below is a list of the TOURIST INFORMATION points and where to find them once you have left the baggage reclaim area.

    If your arrival terminal changes, don't panic! You can collect your item at any TOURIST INFORMATION point in the airport.  


    If you are landing at Paris-Charles de Gaulle:

    Terminal 1 : 
    Tourist Information point on arrivals level, gate 4

    Opening hours: 07.15 am - 8.45 pm

    Terminal 2A : 
    No collection points in this terminal

    The closest tourist information point is in Terminal 2C, a 5-minute walk away.

    Terminal 2C : 
    Tourist Information point opposite gate 5
    Opening hours: 07.30 am - 2.30 pm

    Terminal 2D :
    Tourist Information point opposite gate 7

    Opening hours: 07.30 am - 8.30 pm

    Terminal 2E :
    Tourist Information point on arrivals level, gate 7 
    Opening hours: 07.15 am - 8.45 pm

    Terminal 2F :
    Tourist Information point on arrivals level, gate 11
    Opening hours: 07.15 am - 8.45 pm

    Terminal 2G :
    No collection points in this terminal.
    The closest tourist information points are in Terminals 2E and 2F and can be reached in 10 minutes via the free N1 shuttle service.

    Terminal 3 :
    No collection points in this terminal.
    The closest tourist information point is in Terminal 1 and can be reached in 10 minutes via the free CDGVAL shuttle service. Alternatively, you can visit either of the tourist information points in Terminal 2, also accessible via the free CDGVAL shuttle service.

    If you are landing at Paris-Orly:

    West Terminal:
    Tourist Information point on arrivals level, gate A
    Opening hours: 07.15 am - 8.30 pm

    South Terminal:
    Tourist Information point on arrivals level, gate L
    Opening hours: 07.15 am - 8.30 pm

    Cancellation

    Free cancellation up to 6 hours before the scheduled time of withdrawal, beyond 6 hours no cancellation possible.

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