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“One of my favorite treasures of Paris!”

Musee de l'Orangerie
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Orangerie Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Access
Ranked #12 of 1,242 things to do in Paris
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Who knew? A little solarium built by Queen ???. As she strolled in her garden, still living in what we know as the Louvre, she wanted a place to be alone. Fast forward 700+ years, here is L'Orangerie. Lovely house exhibit and grand exhibitions. The winner, of course, is the first floor, the two oval rooms that the magnificent Monet visited ... oh my god, I cannot walk through them with anyone, has to be solo, shut up!, as I absorb the utterly transcendent beauty of Monet's ponds. Will never, ever tire of it; toujours a jamais, mon coeur casse quand je visite

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

it was great it's worth waiting in line for 2 hours in the rain. love the water lilies of Monet and now there was an exhibition for frida kohla so try to visit it if you're near by.

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

In addition to the wonderful permanent collection of Impressionist art, there are temporary exhibitions that are always carefully curated and displayed. If you know when you want to go, it's worth buying your tickets online or buying a Paris Museum Pass (also available online) that gives you entry to nearly every worthy museum in the city. Either advance ticketing option means you won't have to stand in line to gain entry - the walkup line can often stretch to one hour or longer (sometimes much longer) and that's no fun in Paris's autumn and winter. Pass holders and advance ticket purchasers usually won't have to wait more than a few minutes for entry. Inside, visitors pass through a security checkpoint. The museum can often be crowded and warm - the ticket line is rationed, but they still allow a lot of people in at any given time. The museum shop is very good and there are audio tours available in a dozen languages.

Thank Lyn_Farmer
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Needless to say, Monet's two "oval murals" are amazing. It's like spending a day in his garden in Giverny. As I had a lot of time, I decided to see just how long it would take standing in the regular line. Answer - 3 1/2 hours!!! Those with a Museum Pass - approximately 1/2 hour or less. You decide. However, the wait was worthwhile! The addition special exhibition was excellent, but the main reason for visiting l'Orangerie is the incredible Monet murals.

Thank Sounders
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

the monet murals are worth the trip...also they had a frida and diego rivera special show....lines are long, avoid with the pass

Thank jim5906
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