The hôtel d'Orsay
A hotel of art and history
Rive Gauche, between the Seine, the Musée d’Orsay, and Les Invalides
Formerly the residence of Napoleon I’s surgeon, this building became a hotel frequented by travelers from across the world during the 1900 Paris Exposition. Today, the classicism of the facade contrasts with the interior spaces, which are modern showcases for a collection of ancient and contemporary works of art.
In 1998, the Hôtel Solférino and the Hôtel Résidence Orsay joined forces to become today’s establishment – a setting blending history, art, and modern comforts.
Set into the facade, the four figurative sculptures, dating back to the 18th century, are still there to welcome visitors. The rooms, decorated with antique furniture, echo the neighboring Musée d’Orsay with a collection of paintings including portraits from the French and Italian schools. Contemporary pieces are also featured, such as a diptych by Jean-Pierre Bertrand under the glass roof, a bronze sculpture by Roseline Granet created especially for the hotel’s interior garden, along with makimonos and paintings from Asia.
Located close to the Seine and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, the Hotel d’Orsay is a perfect base for visiting the capital’s museums and landmarks. You can discover Monet and the Impressionists at the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie, wander along the banks of the Seine to Les Invalides, cross the Leopold-Sédar-Senghor footbridge to the Jardin des Tuileries, then continue on to the Louvre Museum or set out for the Arc de Triomphe via the Champs-Elysées and Place de la Concorde... Come and savor the experience of French life amidst the beauty of Paris.