Paris Sights

Musée de l'Orangerie

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

The lines can be long to see Claude Monet's huge, meditative Water Lilies (Les Nymphéas), displayed in two curved galleries designed in 1914 by the master himself. But they are well worth the wait. These works are the highlight of the Orangerie Museum's small but excellent collection, which also features early-20th-century paintings by Renoir, Cézanne, and Matisse. Many hail from the private holdings of art dealer Paul Guillaume (1891–1934), among them Guillaume's portrait by Modigliani; entitled Novo Pilota, or "New Pilot," it signals Guillaume's status as an important presence in the arts world. Built in 1852 to shelter orange trees, the museum includes a portion of the city's 16th-century wall (you can see remnants on the lower floor). You'll find a small café and gift shop here, too.

Sight Information


Jardin des Tuileries at Pl. de la Concorde, Paris, 75001, France



Sight Details:

  • €9 (€6.50 after 5); €14 joint ticket with Musée d'Orsay; €18.50 joint ticket with Giverney valid for one year
  • Wed.–Mon. 9–6

Published 06/25/2015


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