Musée de l'Orangerie

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Tickets for the Musée de l'Orangerie

Musée de l'Orangerie Entrance Tickets

  • Priority admission
  • Access the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions
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Combined Tickets

Musée d'Orsay/Orangerie - Twin tickets

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  • Priority admission to the Musée d'Orsay
  • Priority admission to the Musée de l'Orangerie
  • Access the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions
Each ticket is valid for one further visit to each museum within three months of the initial visit.
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Musée d'Orsay, Musée de l'Orangerie and Bateaux-Mouches

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  • Priority admission to the Musée d'Orsay
  • Priority admission to the Musée de l'Orangerie
  • Bateaux-Mouches sightseeing Cruise (departure Pont de l'Alma, duration 1h15)

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What to expect

Stepping inside the Musée de l'Orangerie you will be awed into silence by the Sistine Chapel of Impressionism and its extensive panoramic Water Lilies paintings. The Musée de l'Orangerie is most famous for the works of Claude Monet, but there is more to this superb museum, which offers the entry point into 20th century art that Paris previously lacked. It’s not coincidental that this museum shares links with the Musée d'Orsay and that establishment’s 19th century focus. Here you can find the Post-Impressionist collections of Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume, comprised of paintings by Matisse, Renoir and Picasso. This museum is also renowned for excellent temporary exhibitions.

Musée de l’Orangerie Opening Times

Every day except Tuesdays : from 9 a.m to 6 p.m
Closed : May 1st, July 14th morning, December 25th

Please note: Last entry is 45 minutes before closing. The evacuation of the galleries must begin from 5:45 p.m.

Access: please show your ticket on your mobile in the queue for ‘visitors with tickets’. Passing the security check is compulsory.

Free entry for:

  • Under 18s (with family and excluding school groups)
  • 18-25 year olds (European Union residents and non-European residents living in France)
  • Everyone on the first Sunday of each month

History of the Water Lilies by Claude Monet

In the late 19th century, Claude Monet purchased a house in Giverny, and began landscaping the garden. Having reached maturity in both his life and his art, he desired to have the beauty of nature permanently before him to inspire his palette. He designed the garden to have colour everywhere, at various heights and reflected in the waters of his lily ponds. Monet the Gardener inspired Monet the Painter and vice versa.

The lily ponds became a visual point of departure for 250 masterpieces over thirty years. He never grew tired of his garden’s play of light, continuing to capture his impressions on canvas. In common with other Impressionists, Monet admired Japanese art, from which he borrowed the small flower-framed bridges he painted in all seasons. The genius of Giverny expressed his affection for the willows dangling their shimmering, weeping branches over the water lilies, which in turn inspired the large scale paintings that would one day grace the Musée de l'Orangerie. With a series of brilliantly deft touches he covered these colossal canvases as though inviting us to dive into the water. He wished the spectator to be as immersed in the painting as those who strolled in the garden of Giverny were immersed in nature. It was this dream he expressed when he said, “I have no other wish than to mingle myself more intimately with nature”.

The Musée de l'Orangerie is located in the Jardin des Tuileries, adjacent to the Place de la Concorde. With a little imagination, you might be able to see the painter's face in the reflections.

More about the history of the Musée de l'Orangerie.

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Jardin des Tuileries
75001 Paris
Parking lot
Concorde, 6-8 Avenue Gabriel - 75008 Paris
Public transportation
12Assemblée Nationale
CMusée d'Orsay
7224Concorde - Quai Des Tuileries
7324Assemblee Nationale

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