Musée de l'Orangerie | Exhibition

Impressionist Decorations. The Source of the Water Lilies

from 02 March 2022 to 11 July 2022

Jardin des Tuileries, côté Seine - 75001 Paris

Louvre - 1er Arrondissement


From 2 March 2022, the Musée de l’Orangerie is presenting an unusual aspect of the work of the Impressionists : their foray into the decorative arts.

Some of the greatest artists – Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro and Auguste Renoir – tried their hand at decorative painting, turning everyday objects into works of art.

Paintings, fans, pottery, drawings and more: some rare, superb objects are on display at this exhibition.


All public

Prices and times

From 9 am to 6 pm. Closed Tuesday

12.50€ Reduced price: 10€

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Musée de l'Orangerie

In impressively-sized rooms, the Musée de la l'Orangerie houses a series of large Water Lilies paintings which are masterpieces offered by Monet himself to France in 1922. The lower ground floor houses the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collections which are dedicated to the great names of the 20th century: Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Soutine, etc.

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Musée de l'Orangerie

Jardin des Tuileries, côté Seine
75001 Paris

  • Subway - Concorde
  • Bus - 42, 52, 72, 73, 84, 94

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- The entrance of the Musée de l'Orangerie is accessible via a ramp at the secondary entrance on the right side of the building
- The welcome desk does not have a lowered section but has a shelf on the front of the desk
- Nearby carparks:
¤ Jardin des Tuileries
¤ Carrousel (access via Quai des Tuileries or Rue de Rivoli)
- Vehicles can access the gardens to drop off visitors in front of the museum - must be authorized in advance, contact
¤ Vehicles may not park within the gardens
¤ Access via the Pont de Fer entrance on Avenue Lemonnier (see map on the website)
- When entering the museum, disabled visitors must present themselves to security team to be accompanied within the museum
- The lift can hold one person in a wheelchair (unrestricted access)
- 3 canes are available for visitors
- Wheelchairs and stools are available upon presentation of ID
- The auditorium has adjustable seats and so can be navigated in a wheelchair

Hearing impairment:
- The museum can organize tours in French Sign Language for groups (booking required)
¤ French Sign Language tours are also organiwed for temporary exhibitions (available on the website) at a price of €4.50: meet at the waiting area near the tills
- The museum also offers lip-reading tours for groups (bookin required): organized through the museum according to programming (certain temporary exhibitions are not available in lip-reading format)
- Magnetic induction loop at the welcome desk, in the shop, in the workshop room and in the auditorium
- Museum staf are trained in French Sign Language

Visual impairment:
- The museum offers a pack of tactile boards at the welcome desk with a map of the rooms of the following works:
¤ Monet's 'Water Lilies'
¤ Rousseau's 'The Wedding Party'
¤ Matisse's 'Woman with Mandolin'
¤ Renoir's 'Young Girls at the Piano'
¤ Laurencin's 'Portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel'
¤ Picasso's 'Large Bather'
¤ Soutine's 'The Little Pastry Cook'
¤ Derain's 'Portrait of Paul Guillaume'
¤ Modigliani's 'Paul Guillaume'
¤ Derain's 'The Painter's Neice'
¤ Cézanne's 'Portrait of Madame Cézanne'
- Tactile tours can be organized for groups by booking, 5 tactile tables including:
¤ Laurencin's 'Portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel'
¤ Picasso's 'Large Bather'
¤ Soutine's 'The Little Pastry Cook'
¤ Derain's 'Portrait of Paul Guillaume'
¤ Modigliani's 'Paul Guillaume'
¤ Derain's 'The Painter's Neice'
¤ Cézanne's 'Portrait of Madame Cézanne'
- Audio decription tours in permanent collections by reservation, for groups only
- Documents in large font are available to all visitors throughout the temporary exhibitions

Mental disability:
- Visits can be organized according to the specific requirements of the booking
- Two guide documents are available at the welcome desk:
¤ Practical information booklet
¤ Permanent collection booklet
- Booklets also available in PDF format on the website

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