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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. Put Musee de l'Orangerie at the forefront of your travel plans using our Paris trip maker tool.
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  • The whole trip was very nice no bad things about it! Me and my friends had an amazing time we got to see a lot of very nice and exotic artwork.  more »
  • The size and scale of these paintings is awe inspiring and the renovations to the building add more light and really show them off to best advantage. I first went in the mid 90s and have had tickets....  more »
  • The most relaxing museum, don’t forget exhibits on the basement level and book tickets on line,well located in the Tuileries Garden  more »
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  • One of my favorite museums in all of Paris. I could sit in the galleries for hours and just stare at the art work. Well designed with lots to see. Seating at the appropriate areas so you can just sit and enjoy the artwork. Easy to get to and was surprised at how inexpensive the tickets were to get in. Nice gift shop here with offerings for the collector or casual tourist.
  • Lovely museum. Please note that the main gallery is closed until March 2020. The Money gallery is still open and is spectacular! Make sure to sit insane soak every painting of the 8 water lilies, as each one is a perfect reflection of Monet's vision and style.
  • If you like Monet's work then this is the place for you to go. It's absolutely breathtaking. If there's a line to enter, it moves pretty quickly and you won't wait for more than 15 minutes, the souvenir shop has some really good (and fun) souvenirs and you probably won't go home empty-handed. The staff is polite and helpful and everything is up to the highest standard.
  • 8 of the largest Waterlily series of paintings by Monet. Look out for the curvature of each one. Each made from up to 4 canvasses; one is 180 degrees. Impressive building on the edge of the tuilleries which you can also then walk through. Has a good shop, cafe and toilets. Bags and costs can be left for free.
  • I could stay at the room with the water lilies for hours. It is so calm, and you feel immersed in nature. Do not forget to go to the bottom floor, however. There are a lot of Renoir paintings there, and always a special exhibition which is always a quality one. When you buy your ticket, buy one that covers both this museum and the Musée d'Orsay, which is within walking distance. Between the first and bottom floor there is a small but well stocked bookstore with good and affordable art books.

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