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“A little gem.”

Musee de l'Orangerie
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“A little gem.”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

I visited this museum in November 2013 using a 4 day museum pass and was utterly enchanted. There were two huge oval rooms at the rear of the upper floor specifically designed to display Manet's huge panoramic works with water-lilies and the setting was totally magical. I spent 20 minutes in there enjoying the view and enjoying the quiet, being as the majority of the noisy school parties went straight downstairs to the main area. I followed them down and was surprised by the quality of the modern art on display. The best part was the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera temporary exhibition (there until 13th January 2014 so if you get the chance go now) which was spectacular. A nice little museum, and, especially if you have a museum pass or similar, worth the small queue outside. Being as it is so close to the Louvre, it would be a good experience directly before or after that massive undertaking. Worth it.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely museum”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Monet's water lilies paintings are absolutely breathtaking! I've never spent so much time admiring a painting, going back and forth. I also enjoyed Frida and Diego exibition. It was very crowdy, but definitely worth a visit. To conclude, some amazing Renoir's...

Visited November 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Worth visiting to see Monet's Water Lilly panels!”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Home to at least 6 huge Water Lilly panels by Monet, the L'Orangerie provides a breathtaking setting to see these unique creations as Monet designed them to be seen. In 2 large oval galleries, you are surrounded by these unique compositions of his garden with some as wide as over 30 ft. One only need look up to imagine the coy swimming above you. What an amazing gallery!!

Visited November 2013
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Lake Oswego, OR
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“Wonderful! A real gem.”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Monet's lilies are beautiful. The lighting is excellent and paintings cover the whole oval shaped walls in four corners and in two rooms. Could use a bit more distance to view them from even more afar. We were very lucky to be there when the special exhibit was Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera. It was one of the best mixes of their works and explanations, and I've been to his house in Guanajuato. Perfect sized museum, not too big to get worn out or lost. If you like modern art, this is a gem. We were there on a late Sunday afternoon and the line for tickets stretched to about a 2 hr wait and the exhibit was closing. People who had pre-paid tickets from online do not have to wait. We returned to about half hour after it opened on a Monday and were able to get in with minimal wait, although behind us, the line rapidly got to over the one hour mark behind. So go early when there's a special exhibit that is popular.

Visited November 2013
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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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“Monet Paintings are so worth it”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

This was a small museum, but what it lacked in size, it makes up for in beautiful impressionist art! They have six LARGE Monet paintings that take up entire lengths of walls. They were the main reason I went to the Museum and they were well worth the price of admission, even if that's all there was to see. Beautiful paintings, you won't be disappointed!

Visited November 2013
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