Musee d’Orsay on a Budget

November 6th, 2017 / / No Comments »

Musee d’Orsay

The Musee D’Orsay is set on the Left Bank of the River Seine and remains one of my favourite places to visit in Paris.  Housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, this art gallery includes works of art from Monet, Van Gogh & Cezanne.

1. Musee d’Orsay; The Paris Pass

The Musee d’Orsay is included within the Paris Pass that offers entry to over 60 top Paris attractions including FASTRACK ACCESS into the Musee d’Orsay too.  For those looking to visit a number of top tourist settings, including the Louvre, Palace of Versailles & Arc de Triomphe, the Paris Pass can offer great value for money & includes free access to public transport around the city too.

More details available within our Guide to the Paris Pass.


clock face Musee d'Orsay

Musee d’Orsay Clock Face


2. Musee d’Orsay; Late Entrance Discounts

Musee d’Orsay is open late each Thursday evening & you can pick up reduced priced tickets from 6pm.  With the museum open until 9.45pm each Thursday evening, you’ll have ample time to wander and may even beat the queues too.  The Musee d’Orsay also offers discounted late entry tickets from 4.30pm each Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

3. Musee d’Orsay; Free Entry

Children under 18 years can gain free entry to the Musee d’Orsay. Those under 26 years who are citizens of the EU can also gain free access but remember to bring along documentary evidence to take advantage of this offer.  Look out for free Sunday offers running at select times of the year at the Musee d’Orsay too.

4. Combined Tickets for Musee d’Orsay & Musee de l’Orangerie

Monet fans may wish to consider investing in a combined ticket for Musee d’Orsay & Musee de l’Orangerie that gives you 1 discounted entry to both art galleries.  Combined tickets must be used within four days of purchase so worth taking account of opening days for each setting to ensure best value for this option.

Follow our Guide to the Eiffel Tower packed with cheap ticket options and ways to get ahead of the queues.


Musee D'Orsay


Musee d’Orsay Guide

1. If you are planning to visit a number of Paris visitor attractions including Musee d’Orsay, the Louvre & the Arc de Triomphe, consider a Paris Museum Pass that can offer discounted entry plus FREE transport.  Remember you can pick up fastrack entrance to help you avoid the queues.

2. Worth noting that the Musee d’Orsay is closed every Monday.

3. If you are considering a combination ticket for the Musee d’Orsay & Musee de l’Orangerie, be aware that tickets must be used at both settings within a four day period.  The Musee de l’Orangerie is closed every Tuesday.

4. To beat the queues, try for an early start to the Musee d’Orsay.  Once inside, it can be worth starting on the top floor and working downwards to avoid the queues.

5. Consider pre-purchasing tickets, (including the Paris Museum Pass), for the Musee d’Orsay to avoid the long lines waiting to purchase tickets.

6. Your Musee d’Orsay tickets can also gain you discounted entrance to Palais Garnier & Gustave Moreau National Museum.

Check out our Guide to the Louvre that includes information on a lesser-known entrance to bypass the queues!

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