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  • Address: Jardin Tuileries
  • Hours: Monday and Wednesday - Sunday: 9am - 6pm Closed: Tuesdays, May 1st and December 25th
  • Admission: Full Rate: 7,50 € , Reduced Rate: 5 € and Free on the first Sunday of every month


Musée de l'Orangerie

Like most museums in Europe, the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris wasn't always an art space. As its name would imply, its original purpose in the 19th century was to house the orange trees away from winter weather. Later, it was used for just about everything from soldiers' quarters to sports to one-time exhibits. But it wasn't until 1922, when Nymphéas – known to the world as Monet's Water Lilies – found a permanent home in their specially designed, softly lit room.

But the Water Lilies aren't the only reason to stop in here on the way to Place Concorde after a stroll through the Tuilieries. There are also works by Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Cézanne and many others.

Practical Info

The Musée de l'Orangerie is reachable from the 1, 8, and 12 Métro lines, via the Concorde stop.

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