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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  • Pretty small museum, but I could sit forever in the rooms with Monet's paintings wrapping around the walls almost 360 degrees. Beautiful to sit and appreciate the water lilies. There are also other...  more »
  • Not everyone realizes how close they are to this museum, per haps due to its proximity to the Louvre. It is very much a museum Worth a visit! A great collection!  more »
  • Great experience without the crowds. go in January and see much more than just Monet. Only about 20 people in this fabulous museum.  more »
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  • The water lilies were beautiful. Going an hour before closing was great as there was no crowd at all. However everything else except for waterlilies was shut for refurbishment and they did not inform us of this at the ticket counter and charged full price anyway.
  • A must if in Paris. Art lovers and everybody in general nice staff and price wise very reasonable, less than ten Euro only, get a bit of culture into you highly recommend. Off peak season don't have to wait much, you could pay extra online for things you don't really need.There is a security check airport style, but quick so it is and you have to expect that with high cost valuable and so on
  • If you like Monet. Go here!! It's smaller than some of the other museums, but that also makes this a little more low key. The central room is killer and I'll add a picture, but it does not do any of it justice. The bottom floor is more mixed as far as art type, but come here for the Monet.
  • Monet, Monet, Monet. Two oval rooms with the Water Lilies. The size and magnitude of these works is stunning. Big "Wow" factor. Truly a feast for the eyes. Worth a visit. More exhibitions on the lower floor.
  • I visited this museum just after it opened on a Saturday morning. It was pleasantly empty. I don't know how much it cost, because I was using the last hour of my 48-hr museum pass, so in my museum-addled mind this one was free (the museum pass is just a great bargain if you use it strategically). There was very little available to see at the time aside from the Monet, but I had really only gone for the water lilies. They don't really need anything else. Beautiful, simple displays of art. Absolutely worth a visit if you're in the area (especially if there doesn't seem to be a crowd).
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