Two museums in one !
Visit two of Paris's most famous museums : The Orsay museum and the Orangerie Museum!
The Orsay Museum
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.
The Orangerie Museum
Situated in the Tuileries Gardens right in the heart of Paris, the Musée de l’Orangerie, renovated in 2006, offers the visitor a poetic and artistic presentation of two prestigious collections :
Water Lilies [Les Nymphéas]
Both monumental and intimate, Water Lilies [Les Nymphéas] are the ultimate expression of Claude Monet’s artistic ideas, an incredible project by a painter who wanted to explore all the variations of light in his garden at Giverny. The paintings are housed in two elliptical rooms, and encourage the visitor to gaze in endless contemplation. After the horror of the First World War, Monet wanted his work to take on this aesthetic and poetic dimension, and provide a haven for peaceful meditation.
The Walter-Guillaume Collection
The Walter-Guillaume Collection, the intellectual project of art dealer Paul Guillaume and his wife Domenica, is a unique collection illustrating the creative work of the first decades of the 20th century. Paul Guillaume was part of the artistic and literary circles in Paris in the 1920s, and liked to think of himself as both a witness to and patron of this illustrious group. A friend of Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob, he provided support to Picasso, Soutine, Derain and Marie Laurencin as well as taking an interest in their predecessors, particularly Renoir and Cézanne. Guillaume's premature death in 1934 prevented his dream – of transforming his private collection into a museum of modern art – from being realised. His wife completed and modified the collection, reorganising it around works representing modern Classicism and Impressionism, before ceding it to the State in 1960.
Skip-the-line undated ticket
Adult : €16
- Admission to both Museums is free :
- For children under 18yrs and for European nationals under 26 (with valid piece of identity)
- The 1st Sunday of the month
- Valid for 1 visit in each museum
- The ticket gives access to the temporal exhibition and to the permanent collections of both museums.
- 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.
- Priority access and undated ticket
- Access to permanent and temporary exhibitions
- Self-guided tour of the museums