The Orangerie Museum of Paris The Orangerie Museum of Paris

The Orangerie Museum of Paris

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Tickets for the Musée de l'Orangerie

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  • Priority access to the Musée de l'Orangerie
  • Access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions

Currently at the Musée de l'Orangerie

From September 20th to January 15th, 2024: Amedeo Modigliani. A Painter and His Dealer


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Musée de l'Orangerie & Bateaux Mouches

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What to expect

As you step into the Orangerie Museum, a hushed atmosphere welcomes you to immerse yourself in the Sistine Chapel of Impressionism, showcasing vast panoramic frescoes of Water Lilies. The Orangerie Museum draws crowds primarily for the admiration of Claude Monet's works. However, it would be a mistake not to explore further. The Orangerie Museum serves as the gateway to the 20th century that Paris was missing. It's not by chance that it's affiliated with the Musée d'Orsay, which is entirely dedicated to the 19th century. Here, you'll encounter the post-impressionist collections of Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume, featuring paintings by Matisse, Renoir, and Picasso. These temporary exhibitions also contribute to the museum's reputation.

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

Exhibitions 2024-2025 at the Musée de l'Orangerie

From March 01 to May 29, 2023: Matisse. Cahiers d’art, the turn of the 1930s
From September 20, 2023 to January 15, 2024: Amedeo Modigliani. A painter and his dealer

Consult the other current exhibitions in Paris.

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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Reservations for the D'Orsay and Louvre
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Making a reservation for the D'Orsay was easy and transparent, and the e-reservation came through immediately. Thus I was able to print it before I left home.

However, the Louvre e-reservation took about 24 hours to be delivered, which meant that I was already in Paris by that point and unable to print it out. I had my iPad, so I could show the reservation on the screen, but for someone without a smart device it may have been a problem.

Moreover, it wasn't clear why the reservation was initially flagged as "in preparation" - only when I had the small print elsewhere in the Louvre booking pages did I discover that e-tickets can take up to 48 hours to be processed and delivered. It would be helpful to make this more transparent, I think.

On the whole, the site is very convenient and useful, and I would recommend it. I shall certainly use it again - but 48 hours before I leave home!

L R.
Excellent guided tour of Versaille.
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Excellent guided tour of Versaille.
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Great website for buying tickets
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Great website for buying tickets


Jardin des Tuileries
75001 Paris
Parking lot
Concorde, 6-8 Avenue Gabriel - 75008 Paris
Public transportation
CMusée d'Orsay
2473Assemblee Nationale
72Concorde - Quai Des Tuileries

Common questions

Where is the Musée de l'Orangerie?

The Musée de l'Orangerie is located in the first arrondissement of Paris, right in the middle of the Tuileries Garden.

How to get to the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris?

The museum is easily accessible by public transport. It is located equidistant from the Concorde (lines 1, 8 and 12) and Assemblée Nationale (Line 12) metro stations.

Is it necessary to book to visit the Musée de l'Orangerie.

In normal times, it is not necessary to reserve to visit the museum. However, buying Musée de l'Orangerie tickets in advance allows you to avoid queuing at the ticket office. That's so much time saved.

What to see at the Orangerie Museum of Paris?

The permanent collections of the Musée de l'Orangerie present works by 20th century artists such as Picasso, Pissaro, Modigliani, Manet but also and above all Monet. His giant Water Lilies are exhibited there in a magnificent oval room. The museum is also very popular for its temporary exhibitions.

What to do around the Musée de l'Orangerie?

The Musée de l'Orangerie can be visited after or before strolling through the magnificent Jardin des Tuileries. It is less than 5 minutes on foot from the Musée d'Orsay to the east, 10 minutes from the Louvre Museum and to the west, 5 minutes from the Petit and Grand Palais, 10 from Les Invalides and its Army Museum or the Rodin Museum.

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