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Tickets for Musée de l'Orangerie

An inconspicuous Impressionist treasure trove

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Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
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Musée de l'Orangerie ticket
Entrance to the museum via dedicated line (but you can't skip the security check)
Access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • See eight of Claude Monet's famed Water Lilies bathed in natural light, in two special rooms built to the artist's exact specifications
  • Explore the museum and admire iconic works by the likes of Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, and Rousseau, among many others
  • Browse famous Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and contemporary works of art in the latest temporary exhibition

The Musée de l'Orangerie is a gallery of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and while the larger-than-life Water Lilies by Monet are definitely the main event, they're far from the only reason to visit. Located in an old orangerie in the heart of Paris, this museum is notable for having an impressive amount of Monets in a decadently light and airy setting.

In fact, Monet himself donated the paintings to the French state as World War I was coming to a close, as his way of contributing to the country's victory. His only condition was that his paintings be housed in a suitable venue. The then-underused orangerie in the Tuileries Garden was just the spot.

Your Musée de l'Orangerie tickets let you bask in the full glory of the Water Lilies series. The paintings are set in two oval rooms that display eight massive (2x6 meter) canvases that were purpose-built to the artist's specifications. Pore over the painstaking detail of each canvas, lovingly painted by a cataract-ridden Monet. He was adamant that the canvases be drenched in natural light to reflect the en-plein-air nature of his work. You may recognize one of these rooms as the setting for a key scene in Woody Allen's 2011 movie, Midnight in Paris.

The museum also displays works by the likes of Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, and Rousseau, among others. Visitors are invited to experience the Musée de l'Orangerie meditative art spaces that flow into each other and pay homage to some of the finest art of the 20th century.

Show your Musée de l'Orangerie smartphone ticket at the Visitors with tickets line.

Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Musée de l'Orangerie
Musée de l'Orangerie, jardin des Tuileries, 75001, Paris
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