Prepare to be enraptured by panoramic Monet masterpieces at the Musee de L’Orangerie. The museum exhibits impressionist and post impressionist paintings that are exhibited in a non-crowded fashion, just as stipulated by Monet himself. The famous Waterlilies is showcased here and so is the superb Walter – Guillaume collection of post impressionist works. The adjoining Tuileries garden is a delight to the eyes and makes for a beautiful stroll. Musee de L’Orangerie is a place that is most definitely ripe for repeat visits.
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- English Guided tours of the Nympheas and the Walter-Guillaume Collection every Monday and Thursday at 2.30 pm and every Saturday at 11 am (Rate 6€).
- English guided tour of Tuileries Gardens and Monet's Decor of the Waterlilies and the Walter-Guillaume Collection at 11 am (rate 4.50€).
- For groups, prior booking is mandatory.
- Reduced rate- € 6.5.
- Free admission for everyone on the first Sunday of each month.
- Musee d'Orsay / Musee de l'Orangerie Passport: € 16.
- This combined ticket is valid for one admission to each museum within a span of four days.
- Monet's Foundation in Giverny / Musee de l'Orangerie Passport: € 17.
- Nearest Subway: Tuileries (M1), Metro Concorde
- Cafe Renards
- Restaurant Le Medicis
- Le First
- Le Dali
- La Terrasse de Pomone
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41.94% of people who visit Paris include Musee De L' Orangerie in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
55.2% of people start their Musee De L' Orangerie visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Musee De L' Orangerie
67.47% of people prefer walking in order to reach Musee De L' Orangerie
Nice little museum in the park with some beautiful pieces of art. Today my husband and I enjoyed a couple hours inside on a rainy day. No line, €9 a person to enter. They do have a coat check but you could also just hold onto your things. Two main floors of art with a small cafe and gift shop in between. The lowest floor has a collection from various artists. Informative plaques in French and English make it really easy to know about the artists featured. Audio guides are €5. On the top floor you can find Monet’s water lilies. We were lucky enough to see both the rooms. Midway through seeing the second room they asked everyone to leave and blocked off the room. Not sure why but seemed unfortunate since Monet’s Waterlilies is what many people look forward to seeing. Very manageable museum that doesn’t feel too over whelming.
A great museum. It's it €9 to get in so is very good value. It's easy to forget how good the exhibitions are, because of the sheer brilliance of the Monet exhibit. The scale of the collection in the basement is amazing and the space is wonderful from an architectural point of view. A must visit place.
Great museum. Not too big, not too small. Varied collection. Great location. Recommended time: 2 hrs.
If you could only visit a single Museum in Paris it should be the Orangerie. A condensed selection of France's most famous painters. Unique and exceptional Monet installation. ( Even for non-Art lovers the perfect selfie post) Quality temporary exhibits. Top location with easy access via Concorde tube station.
If you are visiting Paris forget the Louvre, hit this smaller, less crowded and extremely magnificent museum. More paintings that you will actually recognize and the murals on the top floor will blow your mind. We visited our last day of visiting and wish we would have hit it up first and skipped every other art museum.