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Visit Monet's Water Lilies and Tickets Musée de l'Orangerie

Musée de l'Orangerie Paris

Would you like to visitmMusée de l'Orangerie, the famous museum in Paris? Tips, tickets, and information about Musée de l'Orangerie with Monet's Water Lilies can be found at parisbypierre.com.

Musée de l’Orangerie Tickets and Information

Adres: Jardin du Tuileries, 75001 Paris
Metro: Concorde stop - Line 1, 8, or 12
Tickets:

How do I buy tickets for Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris?

  • Tickets Musée de l'Orangerie from 13.50 € (Book your tickets)
  • Ages 0 to 24; free entrance for EU residents
  • Free entrance every 1st Sunday of the month
Opening hours:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Closed Tuesdays
Closed: May 1st, July 14th (closed in the morning), and December 25th

Musée de l'Orangerie is located in the Jardin des Tuileries (the gardens of the Louvre Museum). The charming museum houses artwork from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Several well-known paintings in the museum are by French artist Claude Monet. Monet is regarded as one of the founders of the impressionist art style. He is well known for his landscape and architectural painting series, in which he repeatedly painted the same scene in various lighting conditions.

Visiting Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris, France

Monet’s famous Water Lilies, in French named Les Nymphéas, are the most popular exhibits in Musée de l’Orangerie. The large paintings were inspired by water lilies from Monet’s own garden in Giverny. The series was created between 1914 and 1924, during a period when Monet’s eyesight was declining. The Les Nymphéas series stands out for its bright colors and abstract shapes.

Visit Musée de l'Orangerie and Tickets

In 1922, Monet donated his Water Lilies to Musée de l'Orangerie. The execpitonal artworks are shown in two oval rooms that are completely white. The unique shapes of the rooms give the colorful paintings more depth and character. Combined, the two rooms represent infinity. The museum also has works by Picasso, Renoir, and Rodin in its collection. To enter Musée de l’Orangerie, you need an entry ticket. For additional information, please click here

Orangerie ParijsFaçade of Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris, France
musée de l'orangerieVisiting Monet's Water Lilies in Musée de l'Orangerie

History of Musée de l'Orangerie

The Orangerie was constructed in 1852 as a large greenhouse to protect the orange trees from the Jardin des Tuileries. The south side of the structure is almost completely made of glass, and there are almost no windows on the structure’s north side. The main entrance of Musée de l'Orangerie is richly decorated. Up until the 20th century, the structure was used for public events like concerts and exhibitions. Today, the Orangerie houses one of the most popular museums in Paris.


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How do I get to Musée de l'Orangerie?

Given that Musée de l’Orangerie is located in the heart of Paris, it can easily be reached by foot.

If you don’t feel like walking, then the Paris metro is a convenient and easy way to visit Musée de l’Orangerie. The museum can be reached by Line 1, Line 8, or Line 12 at the Concorde stop.

Close to Musée de l’Orangerie is a stop for the Paris Hop-on Hop-off bus. For additional information, please click here

Close to Musée de l’Orangerie is a boarding point for the Paris Hop-on Hop-off waterbus. For additional information, please click here

Musée de l'Orangerie Paris