Discover the Orsay Museum, kwnown for its masterpieces of Impressionism, but not only...
Presented in a former train station, the collections of the musée d'Orsay are among the most famous in the world.
The museum presents the artistic production of the period 1848-1914, a decisive period in the art history which gave birth to the masterpieces of Impressionism.
You will thus admire great artists such as: Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Cézanne, Garnier, Courbet, Carpeaux, Nadar or Guimard .
Exhibition « Splendour and Misery. Pictures of Prostitution, 1850-1910 »
From 22 September 2015, to 17 January 2016
This exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay is the first major show on the subject of prostitution. It attempts to retrace the way in which French and foreign artists, fascinated by the people and places linked to prostitution, depicted the reality and fantasy of it in their artworks. From Manet's Olympia to Degas's Absinthe, from Toulouse-Lautrec and Munch's forays into brothels to the bold figures of Vlaminck, Van Dongen and Picasso, the exhibition focuses on showing the central place held by this shady world in the development of modern painting.
- Priority Admission: The ticket gives you access to all the permanent collections and temporal exhibition
- Admission to the Orsay Museum is free for children under 18yrs and for European nationals under 26 (with valid piece of identity)
- Under-18s do not need to pick up a free ticket at the ticket office if they are accompanied by their parents, who have an entry ticket to the museum (or monument). They walk through with their parents, and will only need to show their ID.
- Remember to check entrance fee conditions on the museum's website.
NB : National Museums are free the 1st Sunday of the month
- Fast-track and undated ticket
- Access to permanent and temporary exhibitions
- Self-guided tour of the museum