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Tickets for Musée de l'Orangerie

An inconspicuous Impressionist treasure trove

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Entrance to the museum via dedicated line (but you can't skip the security check)
Access to permanent and temporary exhibition
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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  Closed
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  Closed
Thursday:  Closed
Friday:  Closed
Saturday:  Closed
Best time to visit
In the morning
Highlights
  • See eight of Claude Monet’s famed Water Lilies bathed in natural light, in two rooms built to the artist's specifications
  • Browse famous Impressionist and post-Impressionist works featuring Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, and Renoir
  • This is a perfect way to complement your visit to the nearby Musée d'Orsay, with fewer crowds
Description

The Musée de l'Orangerie is a gallery of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings. The huge (and hugely impressive) Monet paintings, Water Lilies, are definitely the main event, but they are far from the only reason to visit; the museum also contains works by Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, and Rousseau, among others. A superb collection of canvases, in a beautiful and airy setting.

The Musée de l'Orangerie is a gallery of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings that features some of the movement's greatest artists. This atmospheric space houses a fine collection of works by Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, and Rousseau, among others.

It is notable for having an impressive amount of Monets. In fact, Monet himself donated the paintings to the French state as WWI was coming to a close as his way of partaking in 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.

Bask in the full glory of the Water Lilies series 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 setting for a key scene in Woody Allen's 2011 movie, Midnight in Paris.

Visitors are invited to experience the museum's recently-renovated spaces that flow into each other and pay homage to some of the finest art of the 20th century.

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Address
Musée de l'Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries, 75001, Paris
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Ratings & reviews
Aug 21, 2019
Worth the price for the water lilies alone
Aug 17, 2019
Great 19 the century collection of Art including Picasso
Aug 15, 2019
Amazing and efficient

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