To see the water lilies of Monet, but also Renoir, Matisse, Sisley, Cézanne, Picasso, Modigliani, Derain, Soutine, Gauguin, van Dongen ...

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Modiagliani au musée de l'Orangerie à Paris

WE love
: the extraordinary collection of Impressionist works and Monet's Water Lilies
Age :  for all, from 8 years old
Free:  for children under 18 (under 26 if EU national) and for everyone every 1st Sunday of the month.
Duration of the visit:   Between 1h and 1h30

The Orangerie Museum, one of the most beautiful museum of paintings in Paris

    • The museum of the Orangery, was formerly an orangery, a place where one deposited the oranges to well conserve them
    • It is today a museum, devoted mainly to French painting between 1860 and 1930
    • In our opinion, this is one of the most beautiful paintings museums in Paris
    • A small fascinating museum located in the Tuileries garden, on the esplanade above the Concorde
    • We love this museum relatively unknown which counts the spectacular Monet's water lilies and an eoutstanding collection of impressionist and post-impressionist works (French painting from 1860 to 1930)
    • In addition to the permanent collections, the Musée de l'Orangerie has often fascinating exhibitions


8 tableaux des Nymphéas de Monet au musée de l'Orangerie

Water Lilies: spectacular and unique in the world

  • Claude Monet, assisted by Georges Clémenceau chooses the Orangery Museum to house the Nymphéas cycle, a cycle he started 30 years ago
  • This unique set is one of the largest monumental achievements of painting in the first half of the 20th century. This unique masterpiece knows no equivalent around the world
  • 2 pieces are specially designed to welcome the 8 famous paintings of Claude Monet. They benefit from natural light from the glass roof and their east-west orientation symbolically places them in the sun's rays.
  • Monet wanted the visitor to fully immerse themselves in painting and forget about the outside world
  • The first room contains four compositions showing the reflections of the sky and the vegetation in the water, from morning to evening, while the second room includes paintings with contrasting effect by the willow branches along the water.

salle des Nymphéas de Claude Monet à l'Orangerie

The Musée de l'Orangerie is also famous for its Walter Guillaume collection:

  • This extraordinary collection was acquired by the Musée de l'Orangerie in the 60s
  • She brings together 146 impressionist and post-impressionist works from the 1860s to the 1930s
  • The collection comes mainly from Paul Guillaume, great art dealer of the early twentieth
  • We admire in particular : 25 Renoir, 15 Cézanne, 10 Matisse, 12 Picasso, 5 Modigliani, 22 Soutine and also Monet, Sisley, Douanier Rousseau, Marie Laurencin, Derain, Utrillo, Van Dongen ...
  • This is the opportunity to discover in a museum on a human scale, the great impressionist and post-impressionist masters

The Orangery Museum and the young public

Workshops for children

    • From 6 years old
    • Visits followed by workshop around the permanent collections or around the exposure of the moment
    • duration 2h
    • On reservation

The little M'O

  • The Orangerie Museum, in association with the Orsay Museum, created a website especially for 6-10 years old: The little M'O
  • Lily the frog for the Orangery and the Pompon bear (the mascot of the Musée d'Orsay), offer children a selection of works with small commentary, biographical notes on the artists and thematic routes.
  • There is also a gazette, a diary ...

Practical information

View schedule details
  • - From 9am to 6pm every day except Tuesday.
  • - Closed Tuesday, May 1, the morning of July 14 and December 25.

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