Musée d’Orsay restaurant and cafes

By Harshitha Jagathiesh

When at Musée d’Orsay and exploring the Impressionist collections, hours fly by before visitors know and art fatigue sets in.  

Take a gourmet break to relax and dine at one of the finest restaurants and cafes inside and around Musée d’Orsay. 

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The Musée d’Orsay Restaurant

Occupying the heart of the former train station is the magnificent Musée d’Orsay restaurant serving traditional French cuisine. 

Serving frescos by Gabriel Ferrier and Benjamin Constant, the restaurant commits to producing seasonal, gourmet and fine dishes that highlight French culinary artistry. 

The restaurant is accessible with the Musée d’Orsay entrance ticket. 

  • Timings: Tuesday to Sunday – 11.45 am to 2.35 pm, tea time from 2.45 pm to 5.30 pm
    Thursday – 11.45 am to 2.35 pm and from 7 pm to 9.30 pm
    Tuesday to Sunday from 2.45 pm to 5.30 pm
  • Cuisine: French
  • Average Price: €35

Cafe Campana

Situated right outside the Impressionist Gallery, the Cafe Campana is the best place to let go of your art fatigue. 

Run by the Campana brothers, the cafe serves a summer menu with quick-serve dishes. 

When visiting Cafe Campana, try their famous seasonal produce, salads, simmered dishes and ice cream sundaes. 

Guests can access the cafe with the Musée d’Orsay entry ticket. 

  • Timings: Tuesday to Sunday – 10.45 am to 4.45 pm; Thursdays 10.45 am to 8.45 pm
  • Cuisine: International
  • Average cost: €20

Le Kiosque du Parvis

If you are looking for the perfect gourmet break-in during the visit, head to Le Kiosque du Parvis, located on Bellechasse Square. 

They serve specialties like vegan burgers, Alain Ducasse ice creams and more. 

  • Timings: Tuesday to Sunday – 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Average cost: €15

Restaurants and Cafes near Musée d’Orsay

There is a range of restaurants and cafes for all tourists exploring the Parisian streets near Musée d’Orsay. 

Some of the best restaurants and cafes near Musée d’Orsay are listed below.

Café d’Orsay 

Named after the Musée d’Orsay, Café Musée is a great spot to grab a bite after touring the museum. 

This is one of the local’s favorite spots located close to Musée d’Orsay.

Cafe d’Orsay is a modern French bistro and classic brasserie fare serving traditional French cuisine and international food.

  • Timings: Tuesday to Sunday – 8.30 am to 8 pm
  • Address: 73 Rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, France
  • Cuisine: French
  • Average cost: €25
  • Distance from the museum: 110 meters

Loup 

Loup is one of the best restaurants in Paris near Musée d’Orsay.

Loup portrays the fusion of a 1950s Parisian cafe and a 1970s Californian diner. 

With a bright blue interior, this restaurant serves a menu featuring international dishes and traditional bistro foods.

It is open throughout the week from 9 am to 2 pm.

  • Timings: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Address: 44, rue du Louvre Angle, Rue Coquillière, 75001 Paris, France
  • Cuisine: French and international cuisine
  • Average cost: €25
  • Distance from the museum: 1.8 km

Café des Marronniers

Nestled in the western end of the Tuileries garden is the pleasant Café des Marronniers des Marronniers. 

Guests enjoy the tranquil ambiance with unique Parisian lunches, snacks and dinners. 

The cafe is open from 10 am to 9 pm throughout the week. 

  • Timings: 10 am to 9 pm
  • Address:  Jardin de Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France
  • Cuisine: French
  • Average cost: €15
  • Distance from the museum: 300 meters

Café Varlet

Café Varlet
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If you want the perfect French patisserie, Café Valet is the right spot. 

Try their classic Egg Benedict and a salmon and spinach spin-off or get your sweet tooth some waffles and fresh cream. 

  • Timings: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Address: 36 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Average cost: €15
  • Distance from the museum: 850 meters

Saint Laurent Cafe

Located right behind the Saint Laurent flagship store, this cafe showcases YSL’s luxury on the menu. 

Grab a coffee and croissant from this historic location while touring around the Musée d’Orsay neighborhood. 

  • Timings: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
  • Address: 8 Rue du 29 Juillet, 75001 Paris, France
  • Cuisine: Bakery and Coffee
  • Average cost: €9
  • Distance from the museum: 1 km

Planning to visit Musee d’Orsay? Here are some more relevant information to help you plan your visit.


Musee d’Orsay Restaurants – FAQs

1. Are there restaurants inside Musée d’Orsay?

There is a restaurant and four cafes inside Musée d’Orsay.

The restaurant offers fine dining options, while the cafes provide quick bites.

You can also visit the Kiosque du Parvis for a grab-and-go snack.

2. Which are the best restaurants near Musée d’Orsay?

There are a variety of restaurants near Musée d’Orsay.

Some of the best are Cafe d’Orsay, Loup, YSL Cafe, Cafe Varlet and Café des Marronniers.

These restaurants are in a walkable distance from the Museum and offer various cuisines from authentic french to continental.

For all visitors planning to visit Musee d’Orsay, here is a list of tickets you can choose from. 

Dedicated entry ticket: This ticket offers dedicated entry to the museum with access to permanent and temporary collections. 
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Guided tour ticket: Enjoy a 1 hour 45 minutes guided tour and skip the line access to Musee d’Orsay.
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Musee d’Orsay and Seine River Cruise: Visitors can tour the Musee d’Orsay and then experience a cruise over the Seine. 
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Musee d’Orsay and Louvre Museum: This combination ticket offers entry to both Musee d’Orsay and Louvre Museum.
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Paris City Museum Pass: Visit the best museums in Paris with just one pass.
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Harshita
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Harshitha’s heart lies where greeny mountains meet stretches of beach. She believes getting lost is the best way to explore