Musée d’Orsay entrances 


Musée d’Orsay welcomes visitors through four main entrances, marked A, B, C and D. 

There are two riverside entrances and two on the side of Rue de Lille. 

Knowing which Musée d’Orsay entrance to take before your visit is essential or you will waste time waiting in the wrong queue. 

If you are confused about which entrance to take, this article has got you covered. 

Seine Riverside entrances

Entrance A

Entrance A

This entrance is open for visitors without tickets. 

This entrance has ticket counters for visitors to buy their Musée d’Orsay entry tickets. 

If you plan to visit without purchasing your ticket, note that the waiting time could go up to 2.5 hours during peak season. 

To skip the waiting lines and enjoy easy access, purchase your Musée d’Orsay entry tickets online.

Entrance B

Entrance B

Large groups with prior reservations can enter the museum through Entrance B. 

If you have booked a group tour, this is your entrance. 

Entrances on Rue de Lille side

Entrance C

Entrance C

This is the main entrance of Musée d’Orsay.

The Musée d’Orsay Entrance C is open for

  • AFMO members
  • Visitors with tickets
  • Pass holders
  • Visitors with special needs
  • Disabled visitors

Queues at this entrance move the fastest as visitors have already purchased their Musée d’Orsay tickets

If you are a Paris Museum Pass holder, this is your entrance. 

Entrance D:

Entrance D

The Musée D’Orance Entrance D is open only for school groups who have made their reservations before visiting.

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