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Musee d'Orsay website - 2016 version

Director of Publications
Laurence des Cars
President of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie public establishment

Postal address
Musée d'Orsay
Service culturel et de l'auditorium
Secteur internet et multimédia
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75343 Paris Cedex 07

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Information about cookies

Definition of the term cookie

Users are advised that by browsing the Musée d'Orsay website (, he/she accepts cookies used to offer adapted content and services, and to collect anonymous web traffic statistics.

A cookie is a small piece of data uploaded on to the user’s hard drive by the server of the website visited or by a third party server. It contains several pieces of data: the name of the server that has uploaded it, a unique identification number, and possibly an expiry date.

This data is sometimes stored on the user’s computer in a simple text file, which a server can access in order to read and store information.

Cookies have various functions. All cookies used on the Musée d'Orsay website, and their purposes, are detailed below:

Purpose of the cookies

The Musée d'Orsay mobile website uses cookies that manage:

  • the display of the cookie banner (expiry: 1 yr)
  • the random search of the artworks: the user keeps the same preferences during his/her browsing session (expiry: 24h)

The browser settings

The internet user can configure his/her browser to allow or block the storing of cookies in his/her terminal. However, the methods for changing the settings vary according to the browser. You should therefore check how to configure the cookies by using the help menu of your browser.

We also point out that disabling cookies can reduce or prevent access to all or part of the services offered by the Musée d’Orsay website.

For further information on cookies and their use:


Intellectual property

The Musée d'Orsay website has been entirely designed by the Musée d'Orsay public establishment, which holds the exclusive rights relating to elements within the website: texts, commentaries, photographs, music and in general all those contributions protected by provisions in the law on intellectual property. All rights are reserved for authors of original work on the website, of artistic works and their reproductions, and contributions. Any reproduction of material presented on this website is forbidden except for private and individual consultation. The reproduction and/or representation of all or part of the website for any use other than private use, is forbidden. Please note! Some works of art are further protected under literary and artistic property rights. Their reproduction and representation on an internet site, even for personal use, is subject to permission from the copyright holders or the authors concerned.
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The Musée d'Orsay website authorises hyperlinks to its content, on condition that:

  • The web pages of are not built into the pages of another website, but are accessible in a new window.
  • The source "Musée d'Orsay official website" which directs the user, by hyperlink, to the selected content, should be clearly displayed.

Any information used must be for personal, scientific or community purposes; use for commercial or advertising purposes is forbidden.

Please note! This authorisation does not apply to websites displaying information of a controversial, pornographic or xenophobic nature or where such information might cause offence to the general public.

For other requests please contact the Musée d'Orsay.

All permission granted by the Musée d'Orsay is discretionary and can be withdrawn at any time without explanation.


A large amount of information is available in the content of the current website. This is regularly checked. However, mistakes may occur. Therefore, the public establishment of the musee d'Orsay cannot be held responsible for all the information on its site.

The Musee d'Orsay website offers a number of links to other websites, mainly official websites (institutions, public organisations, etc) but also to websites of associations or partner companies. Access to these websites is always through a new browser window. These pages, whose addresses are regularly checked, are not part of the public and official website. The public establishment of the Musee d'Orsay is not responsible for their content.

When names are published on this website, users must conform to the regulations in force, and to the recommendations of the national commission for data protection and privacy (CNIL). Any information used must be for personal, scientific or community use only, and strictly not for commercial or advertising use.


Photographic credits

Unless otherwise stated, the Réunion des musées nationaux (Hervé Lewandovski, Gérard Blot, René-Gabriel Ojeda, Christian Jean, Jean Schormans, Daniel Arnaudet) and Musée d'Orsay (Patrice Schmidt, Sophie Boegly and Alexis Brandt)

To order a reproduction of an art work: