Musée de l'Orangerie

Musée de l'Orangerie

Monet's water lilies & other impressionistic masterpieces

Monet's water lilies & other impressionistic masterpieces

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The Musée de l'Orangerie is a gallery for impressionist and post-impressionist painting. The huge (and very impressive) Monet paintings - water lilies - are definitely the main attraction, but they are by no means the only reason to visit them; the museum also contains works by Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir and Rousseau, among others. A great collection of canvases, in a beautiful and airy environment.

When the First World War ended, Claude Monet, one of the founders of Impressionism (the term "Impressionism" comes from a painting he created), offered some paintings to the French state

He wrote a letter to the Prime Minister saying, "It's not much, but it's the only way I can participate in the victory." His only condition was that his pictures were placed in a suitable location. The then unused orangery in Tulieries Garden was exactly the right place

The two oval rooms, in which the eight massive (2x6m) screens can be seen, were partly designed by Monet himself and, not surprisingly, make use of natural light. These paintings, which show his groundbreaking brush techniques, are the undeniable heart of the museum (and the setting of a key scene in Woody Allen's film Midnight 2011 in Paris)

It is remarkable that every square inch of each canvas seems to be treated with the same attention to detail and care - despite the fact that the artist suffered from cataract at the time

In addition to the money, the museum has an extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. In another museum, these works - by artists such as Matisse, Picasso Cézanne and Renoir - would be the pride of the collection

Renovated between 2000-2006, the museum is bright and well planned (and because it does not have the name of the nearby Musée d'Orsay, which fortunately is less crowded). So, like the characters in Midnight in Paris, take some time to enjoy some of the best 20th century art (and take the opportunity to see the water lilies in a specially designed room).

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Show your smartphone ticket in the "Visitors with tickets" row.

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  • Entrance to the museum via a separate queue (security check cannot be skipped)
  • Admission to the permanent and the temporary exhibition

Meeting point

Musée de l'Orangerie Jardin des Tuileries Paris

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