The Orsay Museum
62 rue de Lille
Tel: +33 1 40 49 48 14
Tuesday to Sunday: 09.30 – 17.30. Thursdays until 21.30
Closed: Mondays, 25th December, 1st January and 1st May
Please check with the attraction regarding accessibility
Paris Pass Benefits:
Free Entry to The Orsay Museum with the Paris Pass
Normal Entry Price: Adult: €9.00
The Orsay Museum was originally designed as a train station in 1900. By the 1950’s it became apparent that the platforms were too short for modern trains and the building became home to a theatre.
In the 1970's it was remodelled and converted into a museum dedicated to displaying art from the period 1848 to 1915. There are many masterpieces at the Orsay include work by Delacroix, Manet, Guaguin, Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, van Gogh and many more great artists.
Among the spectacular works on display in this popular art gallery is Auguste Clésinger’s "Woman Bitten by a Snake" which scandalised all of Paris in 1847 by supposedly depicting a woman not bitten by a snake but in the throes of passion and, said prominent critics of the time, modelled from real life on 19th Century socialite Apollonie Sabatier.
Set on the banks of the Seine opposite the tuileries gardens, the Orsay museum is a work of art itself. Both the fantastic building itself and the treasures inside are true wonders which no visitor to paris should miss.
Show your Paris Museum Pass at Entrance C to skip the lines and save time!
Visit this fantastic museum for free with the Paris Pass – a saving of 9 euros. The Paris Pass is the ultimate package for visitors to this fantastic city with free entry to over 60 attractions and a Metro travelcard. It is everything you need for a stress free sightseeing adventure.
View a full list of attractions in Paris found on the Paris Pass.
best part of pass was to be able to avoid the lines at the Louvre and other sites....easy to use transit system with free pass....would recommend, however, that if one buys the pass, he or she should be prepared to spend the days seeing everything possible or the pass is not worth the money.....if one is truly an adventurer and plans to do non-stop sight seeing, then pass is a fabulous buy.
With an extended family the Paris Pass gave us some initial things to do, and eased entry to a variety of museums and attractions. The film about the history of Paris was a little bizarre, but overall I recommend the Paris Pass if you will be there for a week or so. The transportation provided was very useful.
I knew about the Paris Pass as the year before I had bought the London Pass and I was enchanted. The Paris Pass is a must if you go there as it makes the travelling by metro or bus, the visiting of museums or other historic buildings, boat excursion on the Seine, etc. extremely easy. I also appreciated the two-day ticket for the hop-on hop-off two-decker buses for getting a feel of the town and starting your visit where you wish. I highly recommend it.