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Musée de l'Orangerie

Water Lilies by Claude Monet, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Discover the Musée de l'Orangerie, Claude Monet's Les Nymphéas (Water Lilies) and the Walter-Guillaume collection,...

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Jardin des Tuileries

75001 Paris

District : Louvre

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Discover the Musée de l'Orangerie, Claude Monet's Les Nymphéas (Water Lilies) and the Walter-Guillaume collection, including masterpieces of modern art, from Renoir to Picasso.
Situated in the heart of Paris in the Tuileries gardens, the Musée de l'Orangerie, renovated in 2006, offers visitors a poetic and artistic discovery of two prestigious collections.
Les Nymphéas (Water Lilies)
A monumental and intimate creation. Les Nymphéas are the expression and result of Claude Monet's artistic thought. An incredible project by a painter that wanted to explore all variations of light in his garden in Giverny, Les Nymphéas are displayed across two oval rooms, creating a place of endless reflection for visitors. Immediately after the Great War, Monet wanted his work to take this aesthetic and poetic dimension as well as to offer Parisians a refuge, a place of peace and meditation.
The Walter-Guillaume collection
An intellectual project by the art dealer Paul Guillaume and his wife Domenica, the Walter-Guillaume collection is unique and illustrates art in the first few decades of the 20th century. Paul Guillaume was a key figure on the Parisian artistic and literary scene of the 1920s of which he wanted to be the witness and the patron. A friend of Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob, he supported Picasso, Soutine, Derain and Marie Laurencin whilst taking an interest in their predecessors, particularly Renoir and Cézanne. Paul Guillaume died in 1934 without having had the time to accomplish his project of opening a modern art museum. Completed and modified by his wife, the collection was refocussed on works that were representative of modern classicism and impressionism before being given to the State in 1960.
Water Lilies by Claude Monet, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Musée de l'Orangerie

© OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Musée de l'Orangerie

© OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Musée de l'Orangerie, peinture de Marie Laurencin, Paris © OTCP - Nicky Bouwmeester

Musée Orangerie visiteuses

© OTCP - Nicky Bouwmeester

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Musée de l'Orangerie

© OTCP - Marc Bertrand

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Architectural style

Napoleon III style

Collections

Painting, Neoclassicism (18th century - 19th century), Romanticism (18th century - 19th century), Realism (19th century), Impressionism (19th century), Symbolism (19th century)

Garden

Jardins des Tuileries

Statute

National

Member of the Paris Museum Pass Member of the Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Educational activities, Audioguide, Gift shop, Photos allowed, Car park/Parking

Audioguide

Selection of works with French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and Chinese commentary. €5 / €4 (members + 1 guest each)

Educational activities

Stories, mimes and family tours: €4.50 Workshops: €7

Combined tickets

Musée de l'Orangerie + Musée d'Orsay: €14 Orangerie + Giverny pass: €16.50

Gift shop

Bookshop-boutique open from 9am to 5.45pm.

Car park/Parking

Car parks: Jardin des Tuileries et Carrousel (access via Quai des Tuileries or Rue de Rivoli), Rue du Mont-Thabor and Rue des Pyramides.

Photos allowed

No photography in the Nymphéas room.

Other

Member of the Paris Museum Pass, Bookshop

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

0

Number of private rooms

0

Room rental

No

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

€7.50 / €5.50 (concessions) + additional charges for some temporary exhibitions.

Guided tour

Several guided tours each day in French and English (timetable available on www.musee-orangerie.fr). €6 / €4.50 (concessions).

Group tour

Information only: - Tel: +33 (0)1 44 77 81 11 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 4pm) - Email: information-orangerie@culture.gouv.fr Reservations: - Email: reservations@musee-orangerie.fr - Post: Musée de l'Orangerie, Réservations des groupes, Jardin des Tuileries, 75001, Paris, France - Fax: +33 (0)1 44 77 81 12

Free

For all on the first Sunday of every month. Free for under 26 year olds from countries within the European Union and for primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions).

Free for young people and children

Under 18s.

Free and reduced for disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people : Free for disabled people and an accompanying person

Opening times
Closing times

Tuesday

Opening times

Open from 9am to 6pm (visitors are asked to leave from 5.45pm).

Opening of ticket desks

Last entry: 5.30pm

Exceptional opening

1 January, Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November

Address details
Musée de l'Orangerie

Jardin des Tuileries
75001 Paris
GPS : 48.8639507 / 2.3221814999999424

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 44 77 80 07 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 44 77 81 12

Contact

Website : www.musee-orangerie.fr

Access

District : Louvre

  • Concorde
  • 24, 42, 52, 72, 73, 84, 94
Car park/Parking

Car park/Parking : Car parks: Jardin des Tuileries et Carrousel (access via Quai des Tuileries or Rue de Rivoli), Rue du Mont-Thabor and Rue des Pyramides.

Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free for disabled people and an accompanying person


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