Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie: Our most recommended tours and activities

Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie Reserved Entrance Ticket

1. Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie Reserved Entrance Ticket

Discover the Musée de l'Orangerie in your own time with a reserved access entrance ticket. Say goodbye to long waiting lines and waiting for ticket booths to open with your pre-booked ticket. Explore the museum at your own pace without waiting for large group tours to move in sync so as to maximize your time marveling at the renowned art inside. Visit the Musée de l'Orangerie—an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Though most famous for being the permanent home for eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet, see the museum's other works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, Chaim Soutine, and Maurice Utrillo, among others. Feel a closer connection between the two parts of the collection thanks to the new layout of the Musée de l’Orangerie: Water Lilies and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the early 20th century. Enjoy the elegant, fluid, educational, and stimulating circuit. At the entrance to the collection, see large polyptychs by Joan Mitchell (loan from the Musée national d’Art moderne) and large-scale works by the modern 'primitives' (Picasso, Douanier Rousseau, Derain, Modigliani, Matisse, etc.). The monographic galleries allow you to get a new, more up-close, and comfortable perspective of the works. Simply show your voucher directly at the dedicated entrance for visitors with pre-bought tickets. After a security check, walk straight inside.

Paris: Orangerie Museum Entry Ticket and Seine Cruise Ticket

2. Paris: Orangerie Museum Entry Ticket and Seine Cruise Ticket

Uncover the beauty of Claude Monet's water lily paintings with this skip-the-line ticket for the Orangerie Museum in Paris. Explore the collections housed in this old orangery of the Tuileries Palace in the Tuileries Garden. Get lost in the romance of the Seine with a river cruise. Head to the Orangerie Museum to marvel at world-renown artwork like Monet's “Water Lilies” and Auguste Renoir's “Jeunes filles au piano” (Girls at the Piano). Experience works by artists like Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, and Picasso. Have access to the museum's prestigious permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. After exploring the museum take in the beauty of the city from the water with a ticket for a laid-back cruise on the Seine River.

Orangerie Museum Guided Tour with Monet's Water Lilies

3. Orangerie Museum Guided Tour with Monet's Water Lilies

Stroll through the beautiful Tuileries Gardens to reach the former Orangerie where the royal family kept their oranges in the winter. Skip the long lines to enter the Orangerie Museum and see some of Monet's beautiful paintings of water lilies, now on permanent display. Follow an expert art historian guide around the expansive collection of 19th century and early 20th-century paintings. Get a better appreciation of the techniques of the French Impressionists and their disciples. Study paintings of fruit and flowers by Cezanne, learn about the exotic style Matisse used for his seductive portraits and trace the different stages of Picasso through his interpretations of nude models. Learn the secrets behind works by artists including Modigliani, Renoir and Utrillo.

Orangerie Museum: Private Tour

4. Orangerie Museum: Private Tour

Try out a personalized trip to the Orangerie Museum on a private guided tour. Stroll around the museum with your expert guide, who will provide a narrative about its finest impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces. Meet your licensed guide and the scenic Tuileries Garden — even snap some photos before heading inside. Skip the ticket line to enter the museum with your guide, then delve right in. See not-to-be-missed masterpieces by the likes of Renoir, Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, and Gauguin. Even see famous pieces up close, such as Monet’s Water Lilies cycle, with your guide’s commentary and storytelling to bring them to life for you.

Orangerie Museum: Tour

5. Orangerie Museum: Tour

Get the most out of your trip to the Orangerie Museum on a group guided tour. Stroll around the museum with your expert guide, who will provide a narrative about its finest masterpieces. Meet your licensed guide and group in the ornate Tuileries Garden, a beautiful photo opportunity before heading inside. Skip the ticket line to enter the museum and then head off on your tour. See impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces by the likes of Monet, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, and Gauguin to name but a few. View famous pieces up close, such as Monet’s Water Lilies cycle, with your guide’s commentary and storytelling to bring them to life.

Paris Private Full-Day Tour from Le Havre - Shore Ex.

6. Paris Private Full-Day Tour from Le Havre - Shore Ex.

Discover the most important places of Paris with this full-day private tour from Le Havre. Visit the Louvre Museum and enter Notre Dame. Walk on the Champs Elysées, see the Eiffel Tower, the Sainte Chapelle, and many other major landmarks. Begin your journey in comfortable transportation. Walk on the Champs Elysées, to see the Eiffel Tower (if booked early enough, get to the top floor), the Sainte Chapelle, and many other major sites of Paris. Visit the Louvre museum, where you will see the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory, among other major works of art. Explore the Capital of France with a friendly local guide who is full of knowledge. Not only will you learn a lot about Paris, but you'll get some real insight from a real Parisian about Paris and France. Say "Au revoir" to Paris as you head back to the pier in Le Havre.

Paris: Orangerie Museum Small Group Exclusive Guided Visit

7. Paris: Orangerie Museum Small Group Exclusive Guided Visit

Discover the impressionist and post-impressionist masters during this 2-hour tour of the Orangerie Museum. View works by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Amedeo Modigliani, Le douanier Rousseau, Paul Gauguin, Alfred Sisley and Kees van Dongen on your small group tour of up to 7 people. Your visit includes skip-the-line access and a professional licensed guide who will accompany you throughout the museum. The Orangerie was originally built in 1852 by Firmin Bourgeouis, but completed by Ludovico Visconti. The museum is located in the heart of Paris, on the bank of the Seine and the Tuileries Gardens, with the Louvre on one side and the Place de la Concorde on the other. Musée de l’Orangerie is very well known for its impressive collection of Claude Monet’s mural Water Lilies. The Water Lilies cycle occupied Monet for three decades, who then donated the final great panels to the French state in 1922. This museum also holds works by Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, and many more. Don't miss this chance to admire Water Lilies in person, along with many other lovely and relaxing works so typical of the impressionist period.         

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What people are saying about Musee de l'Orangerie

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,377 reviews

The artwork was extraordinary and worth the admission. Be advised that the museum is not mobility limited friendly.

Beautiful museum. Thought it would be bigger but still enough to see and admire

Great exhibits. Smaller museum. Monets water lilies mural is a must see

The only way to go! Don’t waste time standing in line to buy tickets.

I'm glad we didn't have to wait long, thanks to this ticket.