Tickets for 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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Musée de l'Orangerie reviews

Jul 14, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
Easy and simple. No lines
Jul 14, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
Very nice small museum!
Jul 11, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
Underwhelming dusty giant Monet, compensated by some occasional interesting works by other known artists, "but that's art folks"
Jul 7, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
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Jul 6, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
Water Lilies by Monet was absolutely breathtaking. I would literally pay to get a ticket every single day just to see this if I lived in Paris. I spent a good couple of hours just taking it all in. Highly, highly recommend to anyone visiting Paris.
Jun 30, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
Super easy to get tickets and use them the next day on my phone!
Jun 24, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
Excellent
Jun 23, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
To prevent standing in line, order your tickets online with toques.
Jun 22, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
Musée de l’Orangerie was amazing and so much more to see there than just the famous Monet exhibits - thoroughly enjoyed.
Jun 20, 2019
Musée de l'Orangerie
Worth visiting