Orsay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Orsay: highlights and tourist information

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Orsay is situated in the Essonne department and Paris region, in the Paris region of France at 20 kilometres from Evry, the department capital (general information: Orsay is 21 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Versailles Palace at 13 km and Catacombs at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orsay, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Orsay in Paris.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

 
 

Map of places to visit near Orsay

Markets in and near Orsay

Market days in Orsay: weekly market: Sunday & Friday;

  • Orsay: market Sunday & Friday (0km)
  • Gif-sur-Yvette: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (4km)
  • Palaiseau: market Thursday & Sunday (5km)
  • Igny: market Thursday & Sunday (5km)
  • Bievres: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Massy: market Tuesday & Friday (7km)
  • Longjumeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Montlhery: market Monday (9km)
  • Chilly-Mazarin: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday (9km)
  • Antony: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday (10km)

More information about Orsay, Paris

Tourist attractions near Orsay, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Orsay.

Aquarium

  • Cinéaqua (20km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (20km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (22km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Paris
  • Catacombs (18km)
  • Eiffel Tower (19km)
  • Rodin Museum (20km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (20km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (20km)
  • Palais Bourbon (20km)
  • Orsay Museum (21km)
  • Grand Palais (21km)
  • Petit Palais (21km)
  • Pont-Neuf (21km)
  • Champs-Elysees (21km)
  • Place de la Concorde (21km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (21km)
  • The Louvre (21km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (21km)
  • Palais Royal (21km)
  • Place Vendome (21km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (21km)
  • Saint-Eustache (22km)
  • Place de la Bastille (22km)
  • Place des Vosges (22km)
  • Parc Monceau (22km)
  • Paris Opera (22km)
  • Montmartre (24km)
  • Montmartre district (24km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (24km)
  • Parc de la Villette (26km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (16km)
  • Gatinais Francais (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (8km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (19km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (20km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (21km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (21km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (22km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (23km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (25km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (28km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (29km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (33km)
  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Beauregard (5km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (10km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (11km)
  • Parc de Courson (11km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (12km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (13km)
  • Parc de Versailles (13km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (15km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (19km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (21km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (21km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (23km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (28km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (28km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (34km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (35km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (35km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (41km)
  • Domaine national de Fontainebleau (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Chevreuse (11km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (19km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (22km)
  • Murs à pêches (27km)
  • Château de Sauvage (35km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (27km)
  • Etampes (29km)
  • Noisiel (37km)
  • Pontoise (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Velizy-Villacoublay (10km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (10km)
  • Meudon (13km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (20km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (21km)
  • Le Vesinet (22km)
  • Courbevoie (22km)
  • Creteil (23km)
  • Levallois-Perret (23km)
  • Gagny (33km)
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (33km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (34km)
  • Livry-Gargan (35km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (38km)
  • Melun (39km)
  • Moutiers (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (21km)
  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (21km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (22km)
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (34km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Orsay

Canton: Orsay

Arrondissement: Palaiseau

Department: Essonne

Region: Paris

Postcode: 91400

Distance to Orsay

from Evry (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 21 km

from Calais: 251 km

from Nice: 679 km

from Bordeaux: 478 km

from Strasbourg: 409 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Orsay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bures-sur-Yvette, Gif-sur-Yvette, Gometz-la-Ville, Gometz-le-Chatel, Igny, Janvry, La Ville-du-Bois, Les Ulis, Nozay, Palaiseau, Saclay, Saint-Aubin, Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard, Saulx-les-Chartreux, Toussus-le-Noble, Vauhallan, Verrieres-le-Buisson, Villebon-sur-Yvette, Villejust and Villiers-le-Bacle.

This page in French: Visiter Orsay