A founding father of modern art, Paul Cézanne was a pioneer of Post-Impressionism, Cubism and Fauvism. Known for his still life and landscape paintings, he also excelled in the art of portrait painting. Throughout his life, Paul Cézanne painted his relatives, friends and his gardener, sometimes over and over again: he painted 29 portraits of his wife Hortense and 26 of himself.
The ‘Portraits by Cézanne’ exhibition from 13 June to 24 September at the Musée d'Orsay, gives the the public the opportunity to discover these exceptional works from private collections or from the collections of museums around the world. A chronological theme traces the changes in the artist’s work, and explores the multiple versions of the same subject, as well as considering the great master's conception of the identity and resemblance of the model.
Prices and times
Prices and times
From 9.30am to 6pm. From 9.30am to 9.45pm Thursday. Closed Monday
€12. Reduced rate €9
At the end of 2011, the museum reopened all of its entirely renovated spaces as well as some new rooms: an additional 400 m² for the Pavillon Amont, Post-Impressionist artists at the heart of the museum, the redesign of the Impressionists gallery, a new temporary exhibition space, plus a new 'aquatic' decor for the Café des Hauteurs, designed by Brazilian designers, the Campana Brothers.
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1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur
Subway - Solférino
RER - Musée d'Orsay
Bus - 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94
Offer adapted to disabled visitors
- Adapted activities and visits
- Loan of wheelchairs
- Physically disabled: reserved parking spaces near the museum are listed under the Access tab on the Musée d'Orsay website. The museum is entirely accessible. Auditorium designed to welcome up to 3 people in wheelchairs.
-Visual impairment: guide and assistance dogs are allowed around the collections in the museum and exhibitions. Museum does not have tactile walkways (you are not permitted to touch the artwork)
-Audio impairment: all year round, there are visits available in sign language. Auditorium equipped with hearing loop.
All information on:
General information and switchboard: + 33 (0) 1 40 49 48 14
Tested and approved in 2015 by 'Paris by wheelchair (Paris en fauteil roulant)': https://www.facebook.com/parisenfauteilroulant/
'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment
- 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
- For hearing disability
- For mental disability