Description: The Musée d’Orsay ia a national art museum with exhibits from some of France’s most revered artists including Monet, Cézanne, Daumier and Van Gogh. Situated in a converted 19th century railway station which itself is an architectural masterpiece.
Location: On the Rue de Lille on the south bank of the Seine. Best approached from the Métro line 12 (Solférino stn), or by Batobus.
General Info: €8* per adult, free to under 18s. Free first Sunday every month. Admission is free for everyone after 16.15 pm every day except Thursday and after 18.00 pm on Thursdays. Closed on Mondays, late opening till 21.45 on Thursdays.
Our recommendations: For adults there is a guided tour in English daily from Tuesday to Saturday at 11.30am. If time allows, enjoy the reasonably priced set lunch menu in the restaurant – but arrive early! The surroundings are grand but the welcome is warm with children welcome. Avoid visiting when the Louvre is closed – everyone will come here instead!
For the children: Ask at the visitor’s desks for English activity packs available to help the children appreciate the exhibits more.
*please note that prices are subject to change, so check the providers’ official website for latest information
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