Musée d'Orsay | Exhibition

Degas Danse Dessin. A tribute to Degas with Paul Valéry Member

from 28 November 2017 to 25 February 2018

1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur - 75007 Paris

Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 7e Arrondissement


Intermusées - Paris Museum Pass - Musée Orsay salle Van Gogh


The Musée d’Orsay pays tribute to Edgar Degas on the centenary of his death with the exhibition 'Degas Danse Dessin’. The artistic creation of Degas and the main themes (notably drawing and dance) of the exhibition are explored by showing extracts of texts (published in 1937) by his friend the writer and poet Paul Valéry in resonance with his artistic works. This tribute offers a new perspective on the personality of Degas and his art. The ‘Notebooks’ by Valéry and the drawings of Edgar Degas (as well as paintings and sculptures) reveal the source of their inspiration and the beginnings of their works.


All public

Prices and times

9h30 à 18h. Le jeudi de 9h30 à 21h30. Fermé le lundi.

12€. Tarif réduit : 9€

Musée d'Orsay

Internationally renowned for its rich collection of Impressionist art, the Musée d'Orsay also displays all Western artistic creation from 1848 to 1914. Its collections represent all expressive forms, from painting to architecture, as well as sculpture, the decorative arts and photography. You're sure to be dazzled by the beauty of the place: a train station that looks like a palace, inaugurated for the 1900 Universal Exposition.

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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Musée d'Orsay

1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 Paris

  • Subway - Solférino
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Priority access without queues at entrance C.
- 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.

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