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Musee de l'Orangerie

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Address: Jardin des Tuileries - Cote Seine, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 44 77 80 07
09:00 - 17:30
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Lovely little museum

Worth it alone for Monets waterlilies. Breathtaking. Doesn't take long to get round, so perfect if you're short on time.

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Clacton on Sea
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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Great collection and exposition (we visited American Art if the 30s) but terrible way of handling the access to the museum. The waiting time and the cold we had were a real contrast to what we got once we were inside this marvelous Parisian museum. With some efficiency and less people inside the museum the experience would be something unforgettable.... More 

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Clacton on Sea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Worth it alone for Monets waterlilies. Breathtaking. Doesn't take long to get round, so perfect if you're short on time.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I missed this museum the last time I was in Paris and I finally managed to go during this trip and I am so glad that I did! It is now one of my absolute favorites in Paris. It's right next to the Concorde métro stop and though there was a small line when I arrived, it went quite quickly.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to the Musée de l'Orangerie last Sunday because I wanted to see Monet's Nymphéas (Water Lilies)- well some of the many he painted, but certainly on the biggest canvases. I had been to Monet's house in Giverny before, which was great because I knew exactly what the source of his inspiration looked like, certainly would recommend to go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can buy the combined tickets with d'orsay museum. They have the Monet's water lilies in this museum and if you like impressionist's art you should not miss this museum.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The exhibition with the masterpiece American Gothic was very interesting, the museum permanent collection is a little bit less interesting except for some work by Marie Laurencin, Picasso and Rousseau and the iconic Waterlilies by Monet (permanent collection further only to be seen when you're a big fan of Renoir).

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You will want to visit this one. Unbelievable Renoirs, Matisses and Monets that will take your breath away. The water lily panels on the ground floor are an absolute must see. The sheer scale and colors will stop you in your tracks. We visited to see the 1930s Anxiety in America collection which was fabulous - Grant Wood, Thomas Hart... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small gallery just off the Tuileries gardens which showcase the amazing, huge paintings Monet did of his waterlily ponds during the later years of his life. They are stunning - the museum is much less crowded that the Louvre - and you can get very close to the artworks. Very glad we visited

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is perhaps not the most popular or well known attraction in Paris, but that is wrong. Everyone should add this to their bucket list. The entrance fee of 9 Euros may be off putting, but do go in. The collection of impressionist art work including Renoir, Matisse, Monet Picasso to name but few is unparalleled in such a small... More 

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Fairmont, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were expecting to see "Water Lillies" and were treated to so much more! The had Renoir, Picasso, and many many more. The actually had "American Gothic" on loan during our visit. Nice way to get a discount on a ticket into d'Orsay as well.

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