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. Put Musee de l'Orangerie at the forefront of your travel plans using our Paris trip maker tool .
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  • The Museum was built to house the huge panels that Monet painted at the end of your life in the gardens of Giverny. Here one can admire and understand how much Monet chased perfection for portraying on screen colors so different that I could see throughout the day and throughout the seasons in your House at Giverny--a genius in search of perfection. Magnificent!
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  • Great small museum without crowds or long lines that pairs well with a morning at Musee D’Orsay. Included in the Museum Pass. Seeing the rooms filled with wall length water lily paintings by Monet is ...  more »
  • If you don't know them, she must necessarily have seen the water lilies, the special hanging of large images can dip one in the water lily ponds. Class
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  • If you like smudged on a wall and blurry paintings then this small impressionist museum is right for you. Top floor is with Monet's large paintings.Lower floors feature realism, Picasso and others. It has also nice cafe with some snacks at reasonable prices.
  • This museum seems to be smaller but has good collections and it's worth to have a visit. Moreover it's close to other popular tourist attractions.
  • My favorite venue in Paris! Beautiful paintings, astonishing. Usually very crowded but totally worth it. A must when visiting France. Not too pricey. It is a fast visit.
  • Beautiful museum. It's a small one. Takes some 2 hours. But you can spend a lot of time just admiring the water lilies
  • So this museum was small but obviously a big attraction are Monet’s water Lillie’s which take up two large rooms. The lower level has temporary exhibits and more painters. I would say it’s good to stop by, especially if you’re a tourist and visiting the Eiffel Tower or the Ferris wheel right nearby, but I wouldn’t plan a whole day around it by any means.
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