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Musee de l'Orangerie

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
Art Museums, Museums
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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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Delightful musée in the heart of a bustling city!

Monet's work is a must see, not to mention the other lovely impressionist paintings in the basement of the museum. It is a small museum compared to the D'orsay or the Louvre, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Monet's work is a must see, not to mention the other lovely impressionist paintings in the basement of the museum. It is a small museum compared to the D'orsay or the Louvre, but worth it. I would try to go early morning or late on in the afternoon. I visited at around 2 pm, and granted while it was during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We love this museum because it is relatively small and easy to navigate. It has wonderful paintings, especially the French Impressionists. It's a really a special venue

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Princeton, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Monet is great. But I find these large canvases set in two 360 degree rooms to be underwhelming. Not worth the extra Euro charge at Gare De Orsay plus hoofing it over there. But many find it enchanting, nonetheless. Your call....

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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Louvre is notable for its absence of this genre and is way too large this Musee, a nice walk from the Louvre is much more manageable and if you lke Impressinism a MUST do. If pressed for time, I know it sounds like heresy, but skip the Louver and go here.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

If you want to discover some art gallerie with much culture, then this is an ideal gallery. There are tons of great artists work on exhibition, and information about them, available alson on audio description... Monet has an entire floor for him

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

To be honest, I'm not sure what the admission for l'Orangerie is (we had the museum pass). Our visit was quick and easy - we just wanted to see Monet's waterliles. And they are IMPRESSIVE. I'm sure the rest of the museum is nice too, but if you have the time, go check out the waterliles exhibit - you won't... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This little jewel of a museum is well known for the Waterlillies that Monet painted expressly for this space. However, the Paul Guillaume collection of Post-impressionists works down in the lower level is the other star. It's a small collection that highlights the collecting prowess of this successful Art Dealer.

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Americus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a fairly small museum, but it has some really great pieces, including two rooms with Monet's "water lilies" paintings as murals on the walls. Buy a combination ticket for this and the Musee d'Orsay for maximum savings and efficiency (you can go on different days).

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Musee de l'Orangerie is a quick and easy art escape if you have children or museum fatigue. Monet's works are strikingly laid out and you can walk into the 2 oval rooms and immediately appreciate his works. If you have time the time and inclination, there is plenty to explain the history of the site and how Monet envisaged... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you find some art galleries to much but like a little bit of culture, then this is an ideal gallery. There are a lot of well known artists work on display with information both written and on audio (with a fee). The most famous work is Monet's waterlillies, which has the upper floor to themselves. I would advise anyone... More 

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