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Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris
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At Musee de l'Orangerie, enjoy a peaceful meditation on the eight Water Lilies murals (Nymphéas) by Claude Monet. This museum also contains notable works by Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Rousseau, Derain, Soutine, and others. Come here to view an impressive collection of works from Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters. Another permanent feature called the Walter-Guillaume Collection displays Modern Classicist and Impressionist works from the first decades of the 20th century. Arrange your visit to Musee de l'Orangerie and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paris using our Paris vacation builder.
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  • Each visit to see Monet's water lilies can be different, depending on the time of day and the weather as the light changes and the paintings do too. The Guillaume collection is also exhibited here, fu...  more »
  • This art exhibit of Monet's "water lilies" and famous went to 11 April. Surprised by a rich collection of "water lilies" non-Impressionist and Post Impressionist painter and exhibited, enjoyed.  In one corner of the Tuileries, Concorde square stay you could quickly find the stands across the Seine River Orsay Museum. Watching discreetly placed before entrance into the statue by Rodin and paintings of hope filled. There is the security check, but compared to the Louvre and Orsay simple and with no delays allowed admission.  Thankfully Japan-language audio guide and brochure, if no flash photography can be so relaxing take time and attentiveness. First descended to the basement, saw the Paul Guillaume collection.  Are displayed one after another to discreetly famous painters are 5-10 point or placed, an amazing per line, while visited going up and down. Works with women of Renoir and Matisse Windows theme is seen in each of the last Nice museums, I was impressed. The figure of Cezanne's bathers, fruits, Picasso's early works, such as a super valuable thought it might be. Especially Soutine's works: Fujita and Modigliani — and knew and friends and together travelled to the South of France. I tried for the first time. Distorted piece of Van Gogh than all being depicted, his feelings and his life stirred strong interest.  Modigliani — and was impressed by Dolan and drew portraits of the collectors of these paintings, Guillaume and his wife, often while watching it bringing just this picture.  I was saying "here is off the beaten path you can see slowly from the Orsay, often comes with" Japanese youth, but I also want to agree. Back on the ground floor, visited eight between the water lily paintings. Sitting on a Chair placed in the middle and the other visitors to do the same, from various angles to look at standing enjoyed.  Tranquility and its changes mind over into David Brin will come as I felt. It was when I went to Paris many times want to visit museums.
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  • The Musee de l'Orangerie is a very close runner-up to the Orsay as my favorite in Paris. The star attractions are Monet's epic Water Lilly Canvases (which alone are worth the price of admission), but ...  more »
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  • Probably the smallest museum I have ever been, it's more like a gallery. If you like Monet, and his waterlily, you have to come here. There are two rooms with panoramic waterlily paintings hanging on the walls. Immerse yourself in the paintings. An experience of a life time.
  • If you are a fan of Monet, you simply cannot miss this museum. A small but exquisitely curated collection, with of course, the best attraction being the two elliptical rooms of Monet's waterlilies. As the museum is a bit smaller, I found it of great use to get an audio guide - didn't take too much extra time but added a lot to my visit.
  • Surprisingly intimate gallery, well curated. There is so much more to see here than the huge Monet water lilies. The queues can be enormous so best to get there early.
  • Must visit if you are a fan of art. After visiting the Louvre and Orsay, Orangerie felt a lot smaller than I expected. However that's not necessarily a bad thing since the most important pieces are readily on display. Other than the must sees of Monet and Renoir, there was also a special exhibit on the great depression while I visited, where American Gothic was also displayed.
  • A brilliant renovation! Monet's Lily Pond was finally visualized to its best with filtered natural light. The exhibition downstairs were beautifully curated with English labels, which is a must for the rest French Museums, if they are proud with their art and care enough to communicate to the rest of world. This place lives up to the Parisian reputation. It is professional, sophisticated and refine taste shown through the space.