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Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris

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At Musee de l'Orangerie, enjoy a peaceful meditation on the eight Water Lilies murals (Nymphéas) by Claude Monet. This museum also contains notable works by Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Rousseau, Derain, Soutine, and others. Come here to view an impressive collection of works from Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters. Another permanent feature called the Walter-Guillaume Collection displays Modern Classicist and Impressionist works from the first decades of the 20th century. Put Musee de l'Orangerie at the forefront of your travel plans using our Paris trip maker tool.
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  • Inside the former Orangerie of Louis XIV, you can see two rooms designed by Monet to view the waterlily murals he gifted the City of Paris. If you have the time to visit his home and gardens in... 
    Inside the former Orangerie of Louis XIV, you can see two rooms designed by Monet to view the waterlily murals he gifted the City of Paris. If you have the time to visit his home and gardens in...  more »
  • beautiful museum, impressive paintings well arranged, no problem to enter without pre-bookde ticket, waiting time acceptable 
    beautiful museum, impressive paintings well arranged, no problem to enter without pre-bookde ticket, waiting time acceptable  more »
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  • Absolutely one of the best places to stop while in town! They have all of the water lilies by Monet and it was not crowded at all! It is right down the street from the Louvre and you have to stop in. The water lilies have been there for over 100 years and the rooms they are displayed in were designed to specifically hold them. There are 2 egg shaped rooms with 4 massive paintings in each, very very beautiful!
  • The rooms are nearly as beautiful as the paintings, with beautiful light and curves. They ask that you be silent as you visit, which a lot of people ignore. There's a great video on the "Great Art Explained" YouTube channel that's covers the history of Monet's waterlilies that I'd recommend watching before visiting. It adds a lot to the understanding and enjoyment.

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