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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
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09:00 - 17:30
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The Water Lillies are a sight to see

The queue was very long and took over an hour to get in to the museum. Get a museum pass and skip the line. The two story museum is quaint and the Water Lillies are amazing to... read more

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Dayton, Texas
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Dayton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The queue was very long and took over an hour to get in to the museum. Get a museum pass and skip the line. The two story museum is quaint and the Water Lillies are amazing to see. Luckily an American painters showing was there and we stumbled across American Gothic. Great Museum

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great little gallery with an impressive colection of impresionists including the famous water lillies. They had a 1920-1930 American art temporary exhibition that was superb.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been the Louvre and Orsay before visited this one. And my favorite among the three is here! The Louvre and Orsay are too big, crowded, so many paintings and statues. My family was exhausted instead of appreciated the masterpieces they have. It might because of I love painting of Monet also:) And we visited this one in the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Inside, L'Orangerie is like no other art museum in the world. The art was created specifically for the space and given to the French state by Monet. Altogether, eight immense Water Lillies adorn the walls of two elliptical rooms positioned end to end. That's all there is to the main museum--eight huge paintings that evoke the full day from sunrise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Orangerie is a quite calm place because the main experience you can have in there is just observing water lillies by Claude Monet. Very contemplative and calming experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Each time I have visited l'Orangerie, I have been impressed by the exhibitions they have on their lower level. Everything is well thought out and even when it is crowded, it doesn't feel overly so. If you are in Paris on the first Sunday of the month, admission is free. Go have a look!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you visit Orasy, you could walk 10 minutes across the Seine river. Then, you will see beautiful Turlie garden and find out Orangerie. It has beautiful collection of Monet and also other masterpieces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I truly wish I had regular access to this museum. I love every single thing about it. Not just Monet's Water Lilies which are amazing in and of themselves but also the exquisite collection of paintings by so many other great artists. Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne, and on and on. It is here I fell in love with Marie Laurencin's work.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Monet lily ponds alone are worth the price of admission. They are now superbly displayed and very well lit. You can sit and soak in the subtle colours. But do not miss the other permanent modern art paintings. They are of high quality - the Cezanne portraits of his wife are remarkable. The audio guide is very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Huge lines to get in on a Saturday in January - if you are in Paris to see lots of museums, you may want to get the "multi pass" at the Paris tourist bureau. It gets you access to a bunch of museums - AND it gets you in via a seperate/faster line. There were maybe a hundred in line... More 

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