Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris: Hours, Address, Musee de l'Orangerie Reviews: 4.5/5

Musee de l'Orangerie
4.5
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Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The area
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Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood 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 theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
How to get there
  • Concorde • 5 min walk
  • Musée d'Orsay • 5 min walk
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witness
Germany42 contributions
experiences in my visit to Paris
Jan 2021
What a great museum. I feel like everyone working there is very cultivated, so polite, and friendly to visitors. I especially love the souvenir shop, so many good books.
Written 1 March 2021
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stella
41 contributions
Lovely museum.
Nov 2020
Monet’s water lily paints are displayed on the large walls of the museum and look fantastic! If you are around the area, it is definitely worth of an hour visiting this place of art of Impressionism. Pay attention to water lily, of course, but don’t miss the light reflection on the water.
Written 11 February 2021
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JeffreyOKC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma33 contributions
Monet's water lilies are the star of the show
Oct 2020
One of Paris's best kept secrets for seeing Impressionist paintings without the crowds or the overwhelming size of the Musee d'Orsay. Monet's large scale water lilies are exhibited here in a space that he personally designed for best viewing and the light is fantastic. Don't miss this terrific museum.
Written 20 October 2020
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Alfred H
Bougival, France33 contributions
Mixed experience
Oct 2020
October 2020, returning to the reopened Orangerie, mostly to see the exposition on Di Chirico. No queues in front of the museum so that was a promising start. Which did not last. Even though it was obvious that there was certainly no flood of visitors, impossible to enter. A prior reservation with a dedicated visit time turned out to be necessary. To do so required an awful lot of data to be entered (which is always a pleasure on a smartphone) to create an account (why ?) and then book the tickets. Surprise, after the security code from the bank, a lack of response and the session was dead. Other attempts also fruitless. Other visitors had arrived facing the same issues. One of the guards showed empathy and told us to come inside nevertheless, it looked as if we could get a "normal" ticket paid with normal money. O, what a progress. But his colleague did not agree.
It was only because of my wife's patience and diplomacy that, in the end, we managed to make the reservation with my phone (and with the help of the friendly employee), I for myself was already determined to put the museum on my blacklist.
With the tickets on the phone, the next step was to get them scanned to get finally into the museum. Of course this also did not work. This in combination with someone else desperately trying to get into the museum for free claiming to be under27 but without a means to prove it turned out to be a memorial event.
In the end, we were finally admitted.
The exposition on Di Chirico was well-done, the rest of the Orangerie was available once more and the nice collection is well-displayed and deserves a visit once in a while. The museum shop did not allow visitors for some reason, nothing was indicated in any case. Mysterious. May be linked to Covid-19 measures ? It remains a riddle.
But i really don't understand that the management of the Orangerie seems to have taken the Covid-19 measures as a means of chasing away the people from visiting their museum. After all, the entry fare of 12,50 EUR is considerable and it's hard to consider this really as good value for money.
Written 15 October 2020
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Chris B
9 contributions
Literally only the Water Lillies open
Jul 2020 • Solo
I booked my tickets through the French section of the website so probably missed more clear wording - but as at 25 July the only section of the gallery that is open are the two rooms containing the water lillies (ie 8 paintings).

I’m not sure I’d have paid the reduced but still pretty high entry fee if I’d realised. I’d definitely not have bought the €3 audio guide. That’s a Euro for each of the three recordings and they were of a “meh” quality.

For some, the opportunity to visit these 8 impressively presented works in comparative quiet would be worth it. For me, it probably wasn’t - especially when the audio guide is included!
Written 25 July 2020
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Dave Carlson
Plano, TX62 contributions
A very special place, do not miss!
Jun 2020
Walked over to the Musee de l'Orangerie through the Jardin des Tuileries from Musee d'Orsay! Loved the walk. Magnificent. Once inside we especially loved the large Monet paintings. Try to visit at a time when fewer people will be there so you can get much better photos!
Written 11 July 2020
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Kelly H
Los Angeles, CA32 contributions
Museum with the last works of Monet
Aug 2019
Beautiful museum, inside a beautiful place such as the Tullerias garden. It is a very beautiful museum with great works of art. Aside from having many places to sit, very cool and the bathrooms are very clean. Recommended museum.
Written 15 June 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,120 contributions
Classic Museum Space
Oct 2019
This rather small museum is part of the Louvre complex, right in the center of town. Known for the Monet work which is here permanently, I make a point to look for a special expo that is of interest. If you spot one for yourself, you will find this classic building a good display space.
Written 11 June 2020
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Veronica L
Indianapolis, IN368 contributions
Go for Monet - But See Everything Else!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Of course the main draw here are Monet’s expansive and incomparable Water Lilies series. The sheer size of the works, and the space in which they are housed, is just beyond words. I think I never loved the color purple, in all it’s pinky to inky variations, before I saw Monet’s work in person.
There are many other incredible artist's works here as well - and the entire museum is worth mapping out and walking through. I used the Museum app and highly recommend it! Great for learning about the collections and then strategizing your route. Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, Cezanne, Derain..Marc Franz exhibit but I think it was seasonal...in short, go for The Water Lilies, but why sure to head downstairs for at least an hour.

Of course the main draw here are Monet’s expansive and incomparable Water Lilies series. The sheer size of the works, and the space in which they are housed, is just beyond words. I think I never loved the color purple, in all it’s pinky to inky variations, before I saw Monet’s work in person.
There are many other incredible artist's works here as well - and the entire museum is worth mapping out and walking through. I used the Museum app and highly recommend it! Great for learning about the collections and then strategizing your route. Picasso, Renoir, Matisse, Cezanne, Derain..Marc Franz exhibit but I think it was seasonal...in short, go for The Water Lilies, but why sure to head downstairs for at least an hour.

As I write this, it was a year ago today we returned from a magical 6 days in Paris...and how the world has changed...I hope this review inspires others to brave travel again. For us, we will return to the City of Lights just as soon as we are able.

à bientôt!
Written 25 May 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,525 contributions
Lovely collection
Nov 2019
A breathtaking collection of world famous pieces of art. Beautiful Monet pieces. I loved (maybe because I am partial to blue) the large-curved (long-width) works of art on the curved walls.
Written 18 May 2020
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