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An A-Z guide for first-time visitors to Musee de l’Orangerie

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If you're a fan of the impressionist era of paintings, a visit to Musee de l'Orangerie is a must-do. A popular art gallery located at west corner of the famous Tuileries Gardens, it has everything you'd expect, and more. From well-known Nympheas (Water Lilies) paintings of Claude Monet, to the paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, and Henri Rousseau, to name a few — here's everything you need to know about visiting the Musuem!

Musee de l'Orangerie in a Nutshell

Musee de l'Orangerie in a Nutshell - Things to know

⏰Suggested Duration:2.5 hours
☀️Best Time to Visit:Early morning or early afternoon
🎟️Musee de l'Orangerie Tickets starting price:€12.50
📍Location:Tuileries Garden
🚇Closest subway station:Ottaviano-S. Pietro - Line A

Musee de l'Orangerie Opening Hours

9 am to 6 pm everyday, except Tuesdays

Last admission: 5:15 pm

Must-see at Musee de l'Orangerie

The Ceiling
The Last Judgement Frescoe
North Wall
South Wall

Musee de l'Orangerie Address

Jardin Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France
Get there

Why Visit Musee de l'Orangerie

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1.Musee de l'Orangerie is an iconic museum. And if that's not enough, it houses a large collection of 20th century art by famous artists such as Picasso and Cezanne, to name a few.

2. If you've heard of Monet's famous eight Water Lilies mural, this is your chance to see it in person!

3. Admire famous works of art such as the L’Origine du Monde & The Artist’s Studio by Gustave Courbet, Starry Night Over the Rhone & the Van Gogh Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh, and many more!

4. The room for 'peaceful meditation amongst the flowring aquarium' is essentially a must-visit.

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Top things to see at Musee de l'Orangerie

1Water Lilies by Claude Monet

Monet not only donated this beautiful piece of art to the museum, but he also played a huge role in the architectural design of the building with architect Camille Lefevre.

When you see this painting, prepare to be awed!

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2The Paul Guillaume and Jean Walter Collection

This collection of 148 artworks ranging from the 1860s to the 1930s - including Impressionist, Modernist and African artworks is known for being one of the finest collections in all of Europe!

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3Picasso's Artworks

A world-renowned artist, Picasso has put up some incredible works of art in the museum. A well-known printmaker, sculptor, and ceramicist - his work will leave you mesmerised!

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4Amedeo Modigliani's Artworks

An artist famous for his artworks of portraits and nudes in the portrait style, some of his famous artworks include Redhead Girl, Woman with a Velvet Ribbon, The Young Apprentice, and Antonia. And this is just to name a few.

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5Andre Derain's Artworks

Some of the famous artworks by Andre Derain at the Orangerie Museum include Rose in a Vase, The Painter's Niece, Trees and Village, The Road, and Le Grand Morin.

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Plan Your Visit

Musee de l'Orangerie Opening Hours

Orangerie Museum is open from 9 am to 6 pm, every day, except Tuesday

Getting to Musee de l'Orangerie

By Bus
The buses that'll take you to Musee de l'Orangerie are 20, 66, 72, and 73.

By Metro
The metros that'll take you to the closest station near the Orangerie Museum are 1, 12, and 8.

By Train
Trains J,L, and N are your trains to glory. No wait, trains to the museum. 😛

Best Time To Visit Musee de l'Orangerie

While there is no perfect time to visit the museum - it's an established fact that the views are best during sunset. Ideally, it’s also the perfect time to bump into a plethora of people. If you're someone who loves beating the crowd, sometime early afternoon, or late evening should be the best time to visit. Also, if you have the chance, always go a weekday.

Thing to do near near Musee de l'Orangerie

Here are some top attractions which are located near the museum, that you should add to your itinerary.

Restaurants Near Musee de l'Orangerie

With good art, good food is primary. Here are the restaurants where you can find the best meals to unwind with after an amazing day at the museum:

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Café Des Marronniers

Located on the right side of the Louvre, alternatively, in the heart of the Tuileries Garden, the Café Des Marronniers , is a good option to have a quick bite and offers delicious quiches, salads and desserts. Classic French cuisine, we're coming for you!

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One of the best restaurants in town for proper French food, Flottes is the place to be! Famous for its escargot, foie gras, duck confit, and onion soup, Flottes is the perfect spot to be when you’re hungry and need prompt service.

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Le Souffle

A one-stop shop for the best European food in town, Le Souffle is certain to raise your spirits every time you visit. Oh also, don’t forget to try the souffle - it’s in the name!

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For views, good food, good service, and an hour or two of relaxing, head to Mozza & Co for a meal and know that you shall not be disappointed. It comes very well recommended!

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Mado A Paris

If you love drunch, this is where you should have been...yesterday. Ideally THE perfect spot for catching up friends and family while eating great food and getting drunk, Mado A Paris is definitely a must-visit.

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