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“Monet and more”

Musee de l'Orangerie
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Ranked #13 of 1,275 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed December 23, 2013

We wanted to visit Musee de l'orangerie to see the large Monet paintings of the waterlillies, willows etc. And they did not disappoint! Wow!

But there is more at this musee, which we also enjoyed. Downstairs was a nice display of paintings by impressionists and contemporaires.

The thing to watch out for is the queues. The line gets very long quite early... even in winter when we visited. On our first attempt, the line was estimated at 1.5 - 2 hrs. On our second attempt, we arrived at the musee at opening time on a Sunday morning - there was practically no queue - but within an hour, it started to build again.

I noticed that holders of Paris museum passes, seemed to have a shorter, separate queue ... so might be worth a thought.

Thank peter m
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Great museum collection of impressionist art . Small enough not to be exhausting . Well worth a visit

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Only a few days left to catch this once in a lifetime dual exhibition of two remarkable Mexican artists, a couple whose lives are captured in the drama of their art. A rivetting exhibition, at the heart of the Orangerie's purpose. Not to be missed.

Thank simmonsparis
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Two big rooms of some of Monet's famous water lilies in panorama. Enchanting. However, if you get there a little after opening time, expect to wait at least an hour--outside in the cold (we went in December)--if not more. It seems you are better off going closer to closing time, especially if you don't expect to spend a lot of time there. It's not a big museum, and we found an hour sufficed. There are works of other painters as well, but Monet, of course, was the highlight.

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

First time we have ever waited on line at this museum...but when we entered we were pleased we waited. The new exhibit on Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo was wonderful. We never really think about the talented Mexican artists but this was a real treat. It was nice to be able to see a real exhibit and not just one or two pieces of their work. Really enjoyed it!

Thank DartonProf
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