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Musee de l'Orangerie

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Address: Jardin des Tuileries - Cote Seine, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 44 77 80 07
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Go early to see the stunning Monet water lily panoramas displayed in an attractive setting. It is worth noting that unlike many museums this art exhibition is closed on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Go early to see the stunning Monet water lily panoramas displayed in an attractive setting. It is worth noting that unlike many museums this art exhibition is closed on a TUESDAY. When we visited early on Wednesday the queues were very short and we were able to visit the paintings without too many people. Downstairs there is a lovely collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you like Monet don't miss this museum. The large pieces by Monet surround the room and will take you to the places he painted by pulling you into the paintings. Wonderful.

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

After its closure for update a few years ago I visited The Orangery to see Monet's famous works of waterlilies etc. If you are a follower of his work you must see this. Wall after wall of his well known work without a frame. Even if Monet is not your most favourite Impressionist these works are quite stunning to see.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went to this museum to see the Monet's but was very pleasantly surprised with all the other artworks on display. Most impressive and lots of different artists. This museum seems to float under the radar as there was no queues and it was not crowded, allowing fee and easy access to view all the art.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This museum is only worth it if you want to see Monet's Waterlilys in the round. Line wasn't too long. An attractive and updated building inside.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

There is little to dislike in this wonderful space. Okay, the café and bookshop should be accessible to all, without having to pass through the ticket turnstile. Aside from that, nothing but masterpieces from the likes of Picasso, Soutine and Cézanne. Then there are the two elliptical rooms in which you are literally surrounded by Monet's water lily paintings. These... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

as only here you'll find the special made eight oval pictures "Nympheas" from Claude Monet. The museum offers some other good pictures from impressionists and I would recommend to buy a double entrance for this and the Musée d'Orsay (16 Euro). Make sure to come early in the morning to avoid longer waiting lines during vacation season. The audio guide... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a museum that takes you to Monet's family garden. The circular display is as the artist intended and is part of the experience. After viewing thousands of framed art pieces in magnificent museums, the simplicity and beauty of this setting is refreshing. I don't think this is a must see museum, but it should be high on anyone's... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is my absolute favorite museum (so far) because of its calm, cool atmosphere punctuated by Monet's famous murals. Visited in 2008 and again this year, a perfect escape from the summer heat. It's a fine spot to visit after the labyrinth of the Louvre because it's offerings are limited. Just continue out of the Louvre since you'll want to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It's nice not as big as the louvre or Orsay but ddefnitely worth visiting. 25 min walking from the Eiffel Tower so you can walk through the beautiful garden of the Eiffel tower enjoying the scene and a eating ice cream. They provide lockers and there is a library and a cafe.

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Address: Jardin des Tuileries - Cote Seine, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 44 77 80 07
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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