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Musée de l'Orangerie

In 1922 Claude Monet offered eight of his giant Water Lilies panels to the French state, as a way of commemorating the end of WWI. His only condition was that they be displayed in a suitable venue. The French government found the perfect spot: the Orangerie in the Tulieries Garden.

The Orangerie was built in 1852 as a winter shelter for the orange trees that lined the garden of the Tuileries Palace. For a period of time it was also used as a storehouse for goods, a bunk for soldiers, and as a flexible exhibition space. Monet's generous gift transformed it into the Musée de l'Orangerie, a pre-eminent gallery of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings.

The huge (and hugely impressive) Monet paintings are definitely the main event, but they are far from the only reason to visit. The museum also contains works by Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Renoir, and Rousseau, among others.

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Customer reviews

Aug 19, 2017
Musée de l'Orangerie
This museum has the most amazing paintings given to France by Monet. If you love him, you cannot afford to miss this as its the permanent home for eight Water Lilies murals. 10/10 ☆☆☆☆☆
Molly, United States
Aug 14, 2017
Musée de l'Orangerie
Wonderful museum!
Jesse, United States
Aug 13, 2017
Musée de l'Orangerie
This is the most powerful art experience of my life so far. I loved it.
George, United Kingdom
Aug 12, 2017
Musée de l'Orangerie
Just go! It's probably the best ticket in Paris!
robin, Germany
Aug 3, 2017
Musée de l'Orangerie
Good to have tickets in hand outside but also inside as ticket line was long. Overall nice exhibit as well.
Susan, United States
Jul 31, 2017
Musée de l'Orangerie
Great streamlined way to quickly get tickets to a fabulous small museum and avoid the lines.
Gerald, United States
Jul 26, 2017
Musée de l'Orangerie
The Orangerie contains the most stunning collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art we have seen anywhere in the world It is a must-see for any visitor to Paris.
Cynthia, United States
Jul 24, 2017
Musée de l'Orangerie
Beautiful museum not to be missed while in Paris!
George, United Kingdom
Jul 17, 2017
Musée de l'Orangerie
Just to sit in the room and admire Monet water lillilies was enough. Marvellous
Linda , Australia
Jul 13, 2017
Musée de l'Orangerie
The Waterlillies filled two rooms.