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Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris

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At Musee de l'Orangerie, enjoy a peaceful meditation on the eight Water Lilies murals (Nymphéas) by Claude Monet. This museum also contains notable works by Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Rousseau, Derain, Soutine, and others. Come here to view an impressive collection of works from Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters. Another permanent feature called the Walter-Guillaume Collection displays Modern Classicist and Impressionist works from the first decades of the 20th century. Put Musee de l'Orangerie at the forefront of your travel plans using our Paris trip maker tool.
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  • To really appreciate Monets masterpieces you need to sit & absorb their atmospheric & wondrous paintings. A truly awe inspiring hour & half spent in this amazing venue. Added bonuses were the... 
    To really appreciate Monets masterpieces you need to sit & absorb their atmospheric & wondrous paintings. A truly awe inspiring hour & half spent in this amazing venue. Added bonuses were the...  more »
  • It's a beautiful gallery and the paintings are stunning. BUT THEY LET TOO MANY PEOPLE IN AT ONCE - so you can't see the paintings. They have signs asking for silence so that they paintings can be... 
    It's a beautiful gallery and the paintings are stunning. BUT THEY LET TOO MANY PEOPLE IN AT ONCE - so you can't see the paintings. They have signs asking for silence so that they paintings can be...  more »
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  • Absolutely one of the best places to stop while in town! They have all of the water lilies by Monet and it was not crowded at all! It is right down the street from the Louvre and you have to stop in. The water lilies have been there for over 100 years and the rooms they are displayed in were designed to specifically hold them. There are 2 egg shaped rooms with 4 massive paintings in each, very very beautiful!
  • The rooms are nearly as beautiful as the paintings, with beautiful light and curves. They ask that you be silent as you visit, which a lot of people ignore. There's a great video on the "Great Art Explained" YouTube channel that's covers the history of Monet's waterlilies that I'd recommend watching before visiting. It adds a lot to the understanding and enjoyment.

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