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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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The most wonderful place in Paris!

If you like Monet or impressionist art -- or nature -- go to this museum. It consists primarily of 2 large round rooms filled with huge paintings of Monet's water lilies. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you like Monet or impressionist art -- or nature -- go to this museum. It consists primarily of 2 large round rooms filled with huge paintings of Monet's water lilies. You can see the photos but they can't really capture it. Most people just sit in the middle of the room, which is hushed almost like a church, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The l'Orangerie is in its 4th incarnation a fabulous place. A very nice and practical view to the greatest art Paris is famous for. The architecture is also interesting. If you fear daunting walks in big museums, this the place for you.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I am a huge Monet fan and had this museum on my list as something to absolutely visit in Paris. The Monets are spectacular and there are some other Impressionistic paintings on the lower level, but if you're in Paris for only a few days, this is one I would probably skip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Small but impressive museum focusing on the impressionists. Well worth the visit. Best known, perhaps, for Monet's water lilies, in two large oval rooms, covering the walls of both. But there's a bunch more great impressionist and post-impressionist works on view.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Our favorite museum in Paris. What a setting and amazing artwork. What a treat and a great little cafe

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

What a brilliant art gallery! So many works of impressionist art and in a beautiful setting. Even if you're not a Monet fan, you have to be amazed by the sheer size of them

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Long queues, in the drizzle, but worth the effort - a Paris Pass does make some difference, so I'd recommend getting one. The Monet waterlilies are, of course, the star attraction, but there is plenty more to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Not crowded, very relaxing environment and well air-conditioned (unlike Louvre which is crowded and hot). You can just sit on a padded bench and admire the beauty of the huge Waterlily paintings which encompass the room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent presentation of the Monet paintings and a very interesting collection of other works as well. Well worth a visit to this little museum. It's included in the Museum Pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I love the Musee de l'Orangerie, for the collection is small and focussed on impressionist artworks. The two rooms with Monet's Nympheas are fabulous. And this gallery is generally not overcrowded.

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Address: 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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