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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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You go for Waterlilies, but you discover much more. Buy the Paris Museum Pass and skip the longer line for entrance and security. The Waterlilies rooms are enchanting, and even in... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You go for Waterlilies, but you discover much more. Buy the Paris Museum Pass and skip the longer line for entrance and security. The Waterlilies rooms are enchanting, and even in busy times the crowds are respectful.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went solely to see Monet's water lilies. We walked into the first room of them and I welled up with tears. It's such an incredible display. The way the paintings are exhibited is quite perfect. I waited until my 5th time in Paris to visit this museum and now I know I want to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My teenage son actually added this museum to our must see list. That doesn't happen often, I am sure. I was taken aback by the sheer size of the water lilies paintings. I never realized how large they were! We spend quite a while just looking and soaking them in. The building was build, I believe to house these paintings.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived just one hour before closing - 5pm on Wednesday. This was an excellent opportunity to see Monet as it is meant to be seen. I also loved showing my daughter other great artists in a relaxed and beautiful setting.

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Apart from the splendid collections of impressionist paintings, this museum offers you a unique experience. Visiting the two rooms with Monet's Water Lilies (designed after the artist own concept) you are invited to share a man's great love and special kingdom - the "secret garden" of his home. You can sit and dream for hours in front of the large... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small gallery with some distinctive pieces of art from the likes of Picasso (pre cubist) and Cezanne as well as Monet's big water lilies. The Orangery is conveniently located just of the Place de La Concorde and in the Tuileries Gardens next to the Seine. Worth a visit if you are into art.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great art work well displayed. Went for the Monets but got pulled in by the other artists as well. Good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can only manage one museum in Paris, this is the one, if perhaps a tie with the Rodin museum. On a hot dusty day the magnificent panoramas by Monet refresh exactly as the artist intended. The permanent collection includes fine post impressionists and there was an excellent temporary exhibition on Apollinaire during my visit.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love Impressionism, you must go here. It is home to Monet's Water Lilies paintings. They were so much more than I expected. They are housed in two rooms designed in an infinity pattern, as Monet specified, and they consist of almost 100 linear meters of his lily pond. The Orangerie offers much more too. You can get near... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We finally had a change to see the amazing nymphaea by Monet. The display of this huge canvases is minimal but aims at accruing the beauty of the paintings. They are divided into two rooms and they are really gigantic. Definitely worth a visit (and the 9€).

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From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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