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“A charming museum.”

Musee de l'Orangerie
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Ranked #13 of 1,275 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I have visited L'Orangerie several times before and always enjoy it. The downstairs collection of mainly expressionist paintings (Utrillo, Matisse, Renoir, Modigliani, Soutine and Derain), is excellent. It is always breathtaking to go into the galleries which house Monet's massive Waterlillies works which were painted later in life when his eyesight was failing and which he gifted to the nation. The layout of the galleries could be improved by having some sort of one-way system so that one could stand or sit quietly without loads of people walking past on their way out.
Get there early or arrive in the rain as I did, to avoid queues and for €16 you can buy a combined "Passeport" giving admission to both the Orangerie and the Musée D'Orsay. That ticket means only one lot of queuing and can be used over a 3 day period.

Thank Anne W
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

The display of Monet's Nympheaus was impressive, but the great surprise was the collection of impressionist works on the lower level. A small museum when compared to Musee d'Orsay or Musee du Lourve, but definitely worth a visit.

Thank CNTravel3365
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I'm not used to loving art exhibited in a gallery setting, but Monet's Water Lilies were glorious, and worth the price of admission on their own... I could have sat there for hours. The colours change before your eyes, and the longer you sit in each room the more you see. Amazing!

Thank Catherine_and_Andy
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This museum sits at the end of the Tuileries Gardens and not far from the Louvre. It's a very beautiful museum featuring Monet's water lilies - 8 large canvases. It's much less crowded than the Louvre and more manageable. I would recommend, though, that you get a museum pass prior to arriving in Paris as it seems each museum has a special fast line for the museums. There is also a multi-day discount card if you plan to visit several museums over a few days.

Thank Shakleedistributor
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Monet, Monet, Monet. Took my breath away. A lovely space to meditate. All public spaces should be so calming. Don't miss this.

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