All enthusiasts of Impressionist art owe it to themselves to pay a visit to the Musée de l' Orangerie during their stay in Paris! Situated in the inspiring setting of the Tuileries garden, the Orangerie has been gathering since the beginning of the 20th century some of the most emblematic paintings by the great masters of Impressionism: Paul Cézanne, Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse or even Picasso's youthful paintings, which form a harmonious and timeless ensemble, to be enjoyed at your own pace and as a complement to the works of the Musée d' Orsay.
The soul of the site, however, is above all inhabited by the painter Claude Monet, who chose the museum to house eight of his famous Waterlilies. These gigantic canvases gracefully adorn two circular rooms and remain to this day one of the most fascinating artistic ensembles visible in Paris.
|Opening hours for the Musée de l’Orangerie|
|Open every day except Tuesdays|
The museum is closed on 1 May, the morning of 14 July and 25 December.
Last access 45 minutes before closing.
Full price: 9€
Reduced rate: 6.50€ available only on site and upon presentation of a receipt for the following :
The best time to visit the Orangerie museum and avoid the crowds is in the morning.
The Musée de l' Orangerie is located in the Jardin des Tuileries; borrow one of these famous green chairs at your disposal in the park or take a stroll among the sculptures of Aristide Maillol.