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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

Apr 5, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
Très facile, permet de ne pas faire la queue.
Pas besoin de l'imprimer
Apr 1, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
wonderful museum and easy to purchase tickets online
Mar 29, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
fine
Mar 13, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
VERY EASY AND CONVENIENT TRANSACTION. TICKETS WERE EMAILED WITHIN SECONDS. NO PROBLEM AT MUSEUM WITH ELECTRONIC TICKETS. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SERVICE FOR ANY TOURIST WISHING TO VISIT THE POPULAR MUSEUMS. AVOID THE LONG TICKET LINE AND GO PREPARED.
Feb 19, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
Getting tickets via this app was great. I arrived and there was a line so I quickly downloaded the app, bought my tix and bypassed the line. The Monet waterlilies were breathtaking and the museum was easy to navigate. Several amazing artists showcased here, Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, Cezanne and others.
Feb 9, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
The visit was remarkable. The exhibitions are very impressive, and touching. Especially the water lilies by Monet, but not only. There are several great works by other Impressionists as well.
Feb 2, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
I never thought that in such a small museum you can have so many masterpieces!
Worth visiting!!!
Jan 11, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
Having only seen pictures of these paintings before we had no idea how vast they were. They need to be seen in this amazing setting.
Dec 31, 2018
Musée de l'Orangerie
Interesting setting and amazing works of art
It shouldn’t be missed
Dec 31, 2018
Musée de l'Orangerie
A short line to a glorious exhibition!!