“In the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. So the building itself could be seen as the first “work of art” in the Musee d’Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914.”
It’s possible to take a virtual tour of the Musee D’Orsay through Google Arts and Culture.
"There is free access through priority entrance C for the disabled visitor and one accompanying person, on proof of eligibility: valid cards issued by the MDPH (local regional authority for the disabled) or equivalent certificate from another country, together with photographic ID.
Admission is free for both temporary and permanent exhibitions.
Parking places for disabled visitors
- 2 places at 1 Place MONTHERLANT
- 1 place at 5 rue de BELLECHASSE
- 1 place at 48 rue de LILLE
- 1 place at 77 rue de LILLE
- 1 place at 81 rue de LILLE
- 3 places at 8 rue de SOLFERINO
- 1 place opposite 7 rue de POITIERS
- 3 places at 1 rue de VILLERSEXEL
- 1 place at 13 rue du BAC
- 3 places at 96 rue de L'UNIVERSITE
"Tours, adapted to the visitors and led by national museum guides, enable all disabled visitors to discover the museum's collections and exhibitions.
For reasons of safety and comfort during the visit, groups are limited to a maximum of 20 persons, 10 for groups of wheelchair users."General accessibility features:
- Disabled parking access
"The auditorium can accommodate up to three wheelchair users (Booking recommended)."