Coronavirus: the Musée d’Orsay shuts down until further notice

Published by Manon C., Laurent P. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 13 March 2020 at 17h39 · Updated on 13 March 2020 at 19h07
Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the Musée d’Orsay has announced it will be closed from Friday March 13, 2020 and until further notice. Note that the museum's exhibition, In the Land of Monsters and James Tissot, are also closed and postponed.

Due to the Coronavirus epidemic striking in France and in the world, the musée d'Orsay has announced in a press release that it will close from this Friday March 13, 2020 and until further notice.

A decision in agreement with the ban of any public gathering of over 100 people and following the announcement made by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe at midday, and Emmanuel Macron’s televised address on Thursday March 12th.

The head of state has explained during this speech new and exceptional measures set up and the upcoming one to face the coronavirus epidemic in France, starting with shutting down schools, daycares and universities starting from Monday March 16, 2020.

The French President also asked: “all people from 70 years + and all those suffering from chronic disease or breathing trouble, and people with disabilities to stay home as much as possible.”

The Musée d’Orsay is said to announce very soon to reopen or completely close for the weekend on March 14 and 15, 2020. We’ll let you know about the evolution of the situation at the Musée d’Orsay, so, stay tuned!


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Dates and Opening Time
Starts 13 March 2020



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