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Musee de l'Orangerie

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Address: Jardin des Tuileries - Cote Seine, 75001 Paris, France
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Monet Spectacular

I never knew how big the Monet paintings were until I visited this museum. Beautiful works of art were shown.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I never knew how big the Monet paintings were until I visited this museum. Beautiful works of art were shown.

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Prescott, Arizona, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Though not quite in the same league as the Louvre or Musee d'Orsay, l'Orangerie is well worth a visit. The building, which once house orange trees during winter, was converted specifically to house several large water lily paintings by Monet. In addition to the Monet paintings, which are surely worth a visit in themselves, there is a nice display of... More 

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Abergavenny, Wales, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Unsure if I was just disappointed because of the wealth of opportunity in Paris but found this gallery very poor. Very small and with little artistic variety it was made worse by a rude person on reception.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Much easier to see everything and worth it if you are into Impressionism. Mainly Monet, surprise, surprise. But others represented.

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Underhill, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I was looking for a short line, inexpensive museum in Paris. This fit the bill, especially since I was interested in seeing the Monet Waterlilies. Unfortunately, we didn't think there was enough other exhibits to make the visit interesting. I'll admit that I'm not a huge art connoisseur, so others may disagree, but as long as you are in Paris,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The pond landscapes by Monet that take up the walls of two large oval rooms on the top floor are spectacular. You feel like you swim in the images. Spectacular. The collections downstairs have a good range of artists and are well chosen to juxtapose the similarities and differences in their styles. At one point it was a wonderful to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic museum, highly recommended. For those that love monet and his water lilies and equally for those that have never heard of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Monet's water lily panels are absolutely amazing. You can sit in the center of the room surrounded by the panels and just take it all in. Very awe inspiring. Museum pass lets you skip the ticket buying line. This is a must if you are a Monet fan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Compared to the Musee d'Orsay or the Louvre, this museum is pocket-sized. But what a pocket!. The row of Renoirs are a stand out, as are the Monet water lilies. Cezanne, Sisley, Gauguin and Picasso are well represented here. Many of the paintings have commentaries (if you have hired an audio guide) - many more than other museums I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice place, surprisingly good! Went there mainly to see Monet's Water Lilies but, going down stairs, I was surprised by an incredible collection of other great impressionist painters. The value is very good considering the collection

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