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

My boyfriend and I saw these Monet paintings in the film Midnight in Paris and he immediately said this was something he wanted to see on our trip. Neither of us are are enthusiasts by any means either. It was also included in the Paris Museum pass we purchased so it was a no brainer. It is stunning to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Loved this small museum. Wasnt crowded. Gift shop was great. The monet exhibit was great. Would visit again.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful museum that contains some of Monet's last works of Water lilies. it meant so much more as we had already visited his home in Giverny- which has reproductions of these encircling his studio-now gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We queued for a while to enter this museum. But the wait was really worthwhile once we entered the Monet room with the spectacular wall to wall painting of water lilies. It was so breathtakingly beautiful. Took our time to enjoy them.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I knew this museum showed some Monet water lily panoramic paintings so had to check them out. Eight are displayed in two beautifully constructed oval shaped gallery rooms with diffused natural lighting and are extraordinary. You can walk right up to them to examine the brush strokes and technique of the artist. I also loved the special exhibition of Emile... More

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Small but perfect. Some of the art is not so great, but historically important. You are really going for the two fabulous rooms of Monet's Water Lilies

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Warwickshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A must-see whilst in Paris for Monet's water lilies - but also a wealth of other art-work in the lower level. Come early to beat the crowds - we arrived almost as it opened and had a few minutes of peace to absorb the tranquil atmosphere before the coach party hordes descended!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived early which was a good idea so as to avoid too many people viewing at once. This gave us really good viewing of the amazing Monet water lily paintings. They are huge and awe inspiring. What we did not count on was the collection on the lower floor of impressionist art work. Many examples of many artists' work... More

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Monet's water lilies in their full glory, but not much else. Probably not worth a long line or a separate admission fees. But a great quick trip.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful museum and a must see for fans of Claude Monet. I hired a private guide for my visit, which was wonderful, but also a place where one can sit and mull over Monet's masterpieces. Go early to avoid lines, and get a Paris Museum Pass!

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