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Musee de l'Orangerie

Jardin des Tuileries - Cote Seine, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
01 44 77 80 07
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: beautiful art. I wasn't expecting the magnificent display of Monet's Nympheaus.  Absolutely stunning. I thought it would be a series of rectangular... more »
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brighton SA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Must get Cold in winter tyo house orange trees. Anyway great spot for a gallery, full on impressionist stuff. Upstairs some humungous Monet waterlillies (yawn) but downstairs some absoloute Gems, fabulous. use the paris pass meuseum tyicket for line skipping

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

L'orangerie is the perfect scale for those with art museum fatigue, not much time, or young children with short attention spans. Minimal, fast moving queues (avoid lunch hour). Ground level showcases Monet's water lilies in the round on a breath taking scale, letting them speak for themselves. Downstairs is the impressive permanent collection (big name artists spotting area) plus a... More

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massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I booked my daughter and her friend an art tour that was supposed to include painting after a stroll through the Tuileries for inspiration. They didn't get to paint. The regular guide was absent but we weren't told until afterwards. Very, very disappointing!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I loved how the paintings were laid out. Each painter was in a separate salon, & arranged chronologically.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the Monet masterpieces here, as well as the works of other artists on display on the lower floor. Combine your visit with a trip to the Musee d'Orsay as well for a feast of Impressionists plus other.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Monet's waterlilies exceeded my expectations. They were breathtaking. I am so glad I came and saw them. I tossed up between the Musee de l'Orangerie and the Louvre and I made the right choice. Not overcrowded and a simple museum that let's Monet and his waterlilies shine.

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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Loved this museum, and it's impressionist collection. The waterlillies by Monet is worth it alone, but the rest of the collection is excellent. Such a nice setting next to Tuileries gardens also, perfect for strolling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Worth it for monets nympheas alone A best -of potpourris of french peri - impressionist art in the basement Short but sweet- great with kids/ teenagers

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Monets left me breathless. I'd put this museum right behind the Louvre and the D'Orsay in my must do list.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Monet water lilies are perfectly showcased in this purpose built museum with natural light and a good seat in the middle of each room to sit and admire the massive paintings. The art collection downstairs includes some lovely Renoir works I really enjoy too.

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