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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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  • On a rainy day in Paris, the place to go, discovering a great impressionist collection with the Water Lillies (Nympheas) of Claude Monet at the end ..... little cafetaria for a Coffee or tea time  more »
  • Entering the enclosure cooled we can observe in the oval room was the large canvases by Monet devoted to Nimpheas. Are very beautiful and reflect peace and tranquility.
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  • This is a perfect size gallery for exploring well known French painters. Plenty of space on a Monday morning to enjoy the pictures and be able to get close without feeling squashed or crowded. Easy to...  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.