Musée d'Orsay

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The Musee d’Orsay is a museum in the French capital city, Paris. The museum was established in 1986 and is housed in an old railway station that was built in the late 19th century, the Gare d’Orsay. The building was proposed to be knocked down until the idea came about for it to become a museum after it was saved when it was listed as a Historic Monument for both its history in terms of transport and for its eye-catching architecture. The railway station was then transformed into a museum after having its interior redesigned by an Italian architect. The museum displays French art, mainly dating from 1848 to 1914; it displays paintings, sculptures, furniture and photography. It has the world's largest Impressionism collection.

Getting there

The museum is accessible by the transport systems of the city with the 12 Line on the city's metro system stopping locally at the ‘Solferino’ stop. If travelling by bus; the 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83 and 84 buses all travel to the museum.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open to visitors six days of the week from 9.30am-6pm with a later closing time of 9.45pm on Thursdays, Mondays are the museums weekly day of closure. Admission to the museum is set at 12 euros for adults and 9 euros for concessions with children entering for free.

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  • 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
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  • +33 1 40 49 48 14

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