Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris: Hours, Address, Musee de l'Orangerie Reviews: 4.5/5

Musee de l'Orangerie
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
How to get there
  • Concorde • 5 min walk
  • Musée d'Orsay • 5 min walk
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William F
Denver, CO577 contributions
Great Museum on a scale that is manageable
Oct. 2021
I loved this museum. I did not really do my research in advance and know of course they would have the Monet Water Lillies. What I was surprised was the number of Derains that they had who has been a favorite of mine for many years. What makes this museum special to me is you can spend an hour or an hour and a half and have covered it well. It is not an overwhelming museum and highly recommend.
Written 25 October 2021
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Louise L
Saint Louis, MO49 contributions
Wonderful museum, a “ don’t miss”
Oct. 2021 • Friends
This a wonderful museum that really takes you through the history of Impressionism of course ending with the Monet water lilies . We really enjoyed the 1.5 hour English speaking tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and a wonderful demeanor. She really explained for us the progression of Impressionism and it’s Influences and influencers. It is located in the Tuileries Garden off of the Place de la Concorde with views of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. It was a great start to our Paris trip. I highly recommend this museum. Also, it’s very manageable for your friends and family that aren’t huge museum people.
Written 19 October 2021
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SeeSaw11
Toronto, Canada339 contributions
Monet and more...
Oct. 2021
The two oval rooms displaying Monet's Water Lilies are the perfect way to experience these famous works of art. Immersive and flowing, the curved walls encourage you to walk along the artwork to explore the small details on each canvas, but also to step back and take in the huge paintings from the benches in centre of the room.
The permanent collection is very impressive, with gorgeous pieces from Renoir, Matisse and many others. But for me, the highlight was the Soutine exhibit downstairs. These portraits are so beautiful, and no image compares to seeing them in person. This exhibition is on until Jan 10th 2022 - check it out!

Only negative - Despite signage requesting guests to remain silent in the Monet rooms to allow quiet reflection (as the artist requested), many people were chatting loudly while sitting in groups while not even looking at the paintings. It's unfortunate that security doesn't discourage this disrespectful behaviour.
Written 11 October 2021
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Mondy H
16 contributions
A Pleasant Surprise at the Musée d'Orsay
Oct. 2021
This trip to Paris, I passed on the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay and instead visited Musee de l'Orangerie and I am so grateful I did! Yes, it was wonderful to see the eight large Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet. However, what I enjoyed the most was the Paul Guillaume Collection along with the art dealer's personal papers. It was so interesting to learn about Guillaume's social circle of artists and musicians including Modigliani, Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and Debussy.
I was really taken by the works of the artist Marie Laurencin who was was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde and of the few female artists of her time. I am so thrilled to have discovered this artist.
Written 10 October 2021
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BowlingGreenEmk
Bowling Green, OH41 contributions
Amazing Monet Mural
Sep. 2021
The museum has a good collection of other impressionists, but the centerpiece is the 8 panels of Monet's waterliles that are really beautiful.
Written 4 October 2021
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Richard K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,618 contributions
Extraordinary
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Extraordinary place and experience. Try to look for less crowded times as it definitely impacts the experience. Excellent
Written 26 September 2021
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CORBIN K
1 contribution
Amazing
Jul. 2021
The whole trip was very nice no bad things about it! Me and my friends had an amazing time we got to see a lot of very nice and exotic artwork.
Written 17 September 2021
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Debbie P
Dunstable, UK32 contributions
Stunning Water Lilies - and more water lilies
Sep. 2021
The size and scale of these paintings is awe inspiring and the renovations to the building add more light and really show them off to best advantage. I first went in the mid 90s and have had tickets to go three times since but nevere made it - the last time we were all set to go on a Tuesday before heading home and then realised it was shut on a Tuesday!!! planned things better on this trip and so glad to get back there.
Written 13 September 2021
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Inspectorhound
6 contributions
Monet’s dream like water lilies
Sep. 2021
The most relaxing museum, don’t forget exhibits on the basement level and book tickets on line,well located in the Tuileries Garden
Written 8 September 2021
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Toxoman
New York City, NY759 contributions
A true highlight of our trip
Jul. 2021
Because we had visited Monet's gardens in Giverny two days before, we had the advantage of seeing just how realistic his Water Lilly murals really are (through an Impressionistic lens). It is truly peaceful to sit in these rooms and contemplate his vision. The rest of the museum houses a collection of post-Impressionist and early Modernist paintings that rival the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.
Written 4 September 2021
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  • Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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