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Musee de l'Orangerie

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Address: Jardin des Tuileries - Cote Seine, 75001 Paris, France
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The Musee de l'Orangerie has two rooms specifically designed by Monet, with four panorama paintings each. When does an artist get to design the rooms where their work will be... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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The Musee de l'Orangerie has two rooms specifically designed by Monet, with four panorama paintings each. When does an artist get to design the rooms where their work will be displayed? There are many other works of art by artists that were known and new to me. Make sure you buy a museum pass ahead of time to bypass the... More 

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The eight giant masterpieces of Monet's career painting his gardens at Giverny are shown here in precisely the relationship and manner that the artist planned. He arm-twisted Clemenceau into sponsoring this gallery, and the world benefits. Downstairs, there are more impressionists, and an excellent book and souvenir shop, cafe and toilets. Good seating allows time for study and contemplation, even... More 

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New Delhi, India
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It is a personal favourite because of the way it displays its 8 panoramic pieces of Monet. All the 8 artwork is placed in a room with ample lights to show the effect of light on Monet's work. We were mesmerised. I will go again when in Paris.

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I walked in the room of Monet's lilies that spread across the entire room and was instantly in tears. It is very difficult to describe this, just go see it.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Great museum and not too big so that it can be covered in 2-3 hours. Great range of artists but my favourite was the very large Water Lilly works by Claude Monet.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're into impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, this "manageably" small museum is lovely, and my favourite in Paris (a big thing to say because I live here). And then of course there's the panorama of Monet's lilies — fabulous.

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This is one of the best kept secrets in Paris. The museum is easily accessed from the Tuileries. The art provided by Monet is just exceptional and his design of the display gallery perfect. Not only did we see many of the works by Monet, we also enjoyed work by Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir and Rousseau. Rotating exhibits also are... More 

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The Musee de l'Orangerie, located in the Tuileries gardens near the Place de la Concorde, contains one of France's finest treasures, Monet's Waterlilies. There are interesting scale models of the building illustrating how it has been altered for various purposes over time. In addition, there is a collection permanent collection and special exhibitions. A joint ticket with the Musee d'Orsay... More 

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Paris has so much to offer in the arts, however, this Museum is our favorite. We are huge fans of Monet and loved the collection. It was truly magical. The lighting in the Museum was extraordinary when the sun came out. We cannot wait to return!!

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Apart from its stunning permanent collection of Impressionist painters from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collection and the world famous Monet Nympheas, the Orangerie is currently exhibiting masterpieces of the Ishibashi collection from the Bridgestone Museum of Art. The Orangerie, facing the Place de la Concorde at one end of the Tuileries gardens has been beautifully restored and is... More 

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From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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