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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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  • This museum is one of the smallest I've visited in my time in Paris, but that did not compromise the quality of it. It is by far one of the most invigorating museums I've ever been to. The area on the...  more »
  • Perhaps little known but very cute. Small but beautiful works and also temporary installations. There is a bar with small shop. Is located in the group stage of the Tuileries near the Ferris wheel. right price 9 €. I liked the room of nymphs, very special
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  • The Orangerie is always fascinating. The "Nymphea" by Monet, the collection with works from the impressionist period and after always make us happy simply by watching them. And afterwards, take a litt...  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.