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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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Ranked #13 of 733 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Rutherford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had visited Monet’s home in Giverny then followed up by experiencing the water lily paintings spread over two rooms here. Not as crowded as some of the other museums and well worth the visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Monet was ahead of his time creating a 3D effect in his water lily painting. If nothing else see the two oval rooms and feel like you are in the water lilies.

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Englewood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We finally made it to this unique Musee and we were glad we did! The unique nature of the art displays makes this a vere worthwhile stop in Paris. Make sure you bring some water as there didn't appear to be anything available onsite. The two Monet rooms were the best places to spend time here.

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cleo1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Having been to all the big crowded museums, i wanted something smaller but great art. The Monet canvases in the 2 rooms designed for them based on monet's specifications were amazing. There is also art from many other well known impressionists. Worth a visit. Close to the louvre. Museum was full but not overly crowded. There wasn't a line when... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A small but amazing museum, well worth visiting. We purchased the Paris Museum Pass which allows you to Skip The Lines, an added bonus!

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Although the Impressionists used a lot of orange in their art, this is named because it was formerly the orangery, as in green hous for the Emperess Josephine, as in Napoleon's wife who was heavily into plants and plant collecting. Originally converted into a museum to house Monet's circular water lillies masterpieces he bequeathed to the state upon his death,... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

a smallish museum built especially to exhibit some of Monet's waterlily series, a must see if you love Monet

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Water Lilies are amazing, but the Musee de L'Orangerie has much more to see. Do not miss the lower level exhibitions. Wow!

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Cockeysville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was stunned to see the Water Lillies in all their grandeur. It is not a long visit but you really appreciate Monet even more after this experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I honeymooned in Paris, and decided to buy a combo ticket for some of the museums. I wrote a review for the other museum we visited (Musee d'Orsay), so feel free to check that out. There were two combo ticket options: the first was to see the Musee d'Orsay and the Musee Rodin on the same day,... More

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