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“Small place big impact”

Musee de l'Orangerie
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Small place big impact”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

This museum is in a corner of the Tuileries Garden. It's closed Tuesdays, which clearly suprized a few tourists walking around the building trying to figure out how to get in because the hours were not posted. It was well worth the trip back on Wednesday. The main attraction, for me, were the 2 white rooms dedicated to eight of Monet's Water Lilies.
The other exhibits were also spectacular. This is a very small museum but certainly a favourite and not to be missed.

Visited November 2012
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“Well worth the Monet !”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Visited here on a joint ticket with the Musee d'Orsay and therefore avoided the queue waiting to get in.
The Monet murals in the upstairs section are everything they are cracked up to be - and more. The experience is awesome. You definitely need to sit down on the benches in the middle of the halls to take the whole thing in.
In the basement there are a series of rooms containing the work of various other post-impressionists - some well known , others less so. It's not too clear why these works are here - perhaps just overspill from the Musee d'Orsay - but still worth seeing.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful L'Orangerie”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

I loved the Monet Waterlily painting..the huge ones that took 4 huge walls. Plus the painting by Cezanne and Gauguin,Degas etc.

Visited October 2012
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“inspiring museum”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The Monet exhibit is well worth the brief wait in line for this museum. Standing in either of two rooms which enclose 360 degree Monet paintings is beautiful. The montage depicting the constuction of the exhibit and Monet's inspiration for it is fascinating as well. There are more Impressionist paintings on the lower level as well but it was the Monet rooms that held our interest. This is a small museum but worth seeing.

Visited September 2012
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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“Monet's Waterlilies”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Although there are a lot of fabulous paintings here, the dominate presentation is the 6 huge (~8' x ~30') panels of his paintings of waterlilies. Most of the panels have hues of blue, green, purple & white but one panel had bold reds & oranges!

Visited November 2012
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