Musée de l’Orangerie
Housed in a magnificent building constructed in 1853 as an orangery, the Musée de l’Orangerie (Orangerie Museum) features an impressive collection of Impressionist paintings, including masterpieces by Monet.
The Musée de l'Orangerie accommodates impressive works of art from the 1930s to the 1950s. It is housed in the Orangery of the Palais des Tuileries (Tuileries Palace), which sits on the banks of the River Seine.
The museum’s most famous halls are where Monet’s Water Lilies oil paintings are found. The artist gave precise instructions on how the paintings had to be hung, giving the impression that these enormous murals come alive when you walk into the oval halls.
L’Orangerie also contains works by renowned artists such as Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau and Matisse.
Small but Charming
In our opinion, the Musée de l’Orangerie is one of the best art museums along with the Musée d’Orsay. The collection is small but fascinating and the building is magnificent. Visitors won't be disappointed.
Wednesday – Monday: 9 am – 6 pm
Adults: € 12.50 (US$ 13.40)
Reduced: € 10 (US$ 10.70)
Under 18s and EU Citizens (18 – 26): free admission
1st Sunday of each month: free admission
Free entry with the Paris Pass and the Paris Museum Pass
L'Orangerie Museum Ticket € 12.50 (US$ 13.40)
Place de la Concorde (205 m) Jardin des Tuileries (504 m) Musée d’Orsay (506 m) Petit Palais (612 m) Place Vendôme (654 m)