The Museums are currently closed

In line with the latest government advice, the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie are temporarily closed.

We hope to welcome you again in December. In the meantime, please enjoy a selection of virtuals tours, videos, podcasts, and more.

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Virtual Tours

Experience the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie from your home and stroll through their collections… walk through Impressionism amid marble figures… linger among Monet’s Water Lilies and revisit their masterpieces.


Explore the Online Catalog and browse through thousands of artworks from the museums’ wide-ranging collections – from highlights to lesser-known gems.


Enjoy videos from works of art and artists to exhibitions and behind-the-scenes views on the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie YouTube channels.

“Une Oeuvre/Un regard”  invites contemporary artists to share their unique view of a favorite piece.
“Orsay in movement” features the main artistic movements between  1848 and 1914 (in French only).


Embark on a fantastic journey with “Imaginary Walks“, a Podcast series around painting, specially created for children and families.
Author Béatrice Fontanel tells the fictional story of 13 artworks selected from the museums’ collections (in French only).