The Musee D’Orsay might look tiny compared to other museums such as the louvre but the permanent collection that spans over 4 levels with each level having its own important time period. Focus on the Visit! Get a sense of how the array of art is laid out, be familiar with the key artists at the museum, and try to spend more time on your favorite set of artists. You will have a guarantee to come away of the visit feeling like you have actually ‘’encountered’’ The art work and you can also avoid sensory overload.
Avoid the horde
When facing the reality almost 2.5 million people visit the Musee d’Orsay every year, it is always going to be crowded with visitors. But if you manage to pick a time that is good, the chances are that you will enjoy your visit thoroughly. The study that we have done shows that the museum is less crowded on the following days;
During Paris' low season (November to March)
The right line
The museum has separated entries for groups, and members or professionals waiting outside the Musee d'Orsay, don’t waste your time by finding the right line. This is how it goes;
(a). Individual visitors without tickets: Seine river side, entrance A
(b). Members, visitors with tickets or passes or with priority entry: Rue de Lille side, entrance C
(c). For adults in groups: Seine river side, entrance B
(d). For school groups: Rue de Lille side, entrance D
Your first time
If you have never visited the Musee d'Orsay and this is your first time the best way to get to know the place would be having an exciting overview with a guided tour. Offering Tours for groups and individuals alike. Tours are only available on specific days. Tours are as follows;
The orsay masterpiece tour: duration is 1.5 hour it gives you an overview of the permanent collections.
The 19th Century Art Tour: It focuses mainly on giving the tourists a greater insight in the 19th centaury’s artistic movements.
Address: 1 Rue de la Legion d'Honneur7th arrondissement View map
Metro: Solferino (Line 12)
RER: Musee d'Orsay (Line C)
Bus: Lines 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, and 94
Contact: +33(0)1 40 49 48 14
Contact: +33 (0)1 40 49 49 78
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Permanent collection at the Musee d’orsay museum draws visitors from around the world, being honest there is a lot more to see then just the permanent collection that is if you want to stretch your visit in a whole day. The museum regularly curates major temporary exhibits and thematic events regularly.