Musee de l'Orangerie

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Paris: Orsay and Orangerie Museums Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Paris: Orsay and Orangerie Museums Skip-the-Line Ticket

Benefit from skip-the-line entry to 2 famous cultural institutions in the heart of Paris. Get access to both the Orsay Museum and to the Orangerie Museum in the Tuileries Gardens. Marvel at works of art by a selection of world-famous artists. Orsay Museum: Enter the former Beaux-Arts train station of the Gare d'Orsay, constructed by Victor Laloux for the 1900 World Fair. Now home to the Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay), the beautiful building is one of the most popular cultural venues in Paris. Skip the long lines with your entry ticket, and then journey through various artistic movements, including Academism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau. See works by artists such as Bonnard, Carpeaux, Cézanne, Courbet, Daumier, Degas, Gauguin, Guimard, Lalique, Manet, Millet, Monet, Pissarro, Redon, Renoir, Rodin, Seurat, Sisley, Van Gogh and Vuillar! Orangerie Museum: Located in the beautiful Tuileries Gardens, the Orangerie Museum (Musée de l’Orangerie) offers visitors a poetic presentation of 2 prestigious collections from work produced in the early decades of the 20th century. See masterpieces such as the "Water Lilies" ("Les Nymphéas") cycle by Claude Monet and various works from the Jean Walter-Paul Guillaume Collection of the art dealer Paul Guillaume and his wife Domenica. 

Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie Reserved Entrance Ticket

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

The Musée de l'Orangerie is 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, the museum also contains works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, Chaim Soutine and Maurice Utrillo, among others. The new layout of the Musée de l’Orangerie collection creates a closer connection between the two parts of the collection: Water Lilies and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the early 20th century. It's an elegant, fluid, educational, and stimulating circuit for visitors. At the entrance to the collection, you'll 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, you’ll be able to walk straight inside.

Paris: The Paris Pass® with access to 80+ Paris Attractions

3. Paris: The Paris Pass® with access to 80+ Paris Attractions

Unlock Paris with an all-inclusive sightseeing package. The pass offers great value and convenience with admission to more than 80 top Paris attractions, a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket, a Paris Museum Pass, and a digital guide to help you plan your stay. Get access to top attractions like: Eiffel Tower guided tour (2nd floor) Parc Asterix theme park ticket Musée du Louvre Musée d'Orsay Centre Pompidou, National Museum of Modern Art Espace Dali Big Bus – 1-day Hop-on Hop-off bus tour Bateaux Parisiens river cruise Wine tasting - Les Caves du Louvre Tour Montparnasse Arc du Triomphe Picasso Museum Musée Grevin wax museum Châteaux de Versailles Flyview Package Paris Liberty Tours: Paris’ Hidden Gems in Le Marais walking tour Walking tour along the Seine Walking tour in the Parisian Covered Passages Scandals & Love Affairs at Pere Lachaise walking tour Stade de France tour Heritage and Backstage guided tour of Galeries Lafayette Montmartre & Sacré Coeur walking tour Experiences: Ballon de Paris Generali Petit Train de Montmartre Rex Studio Le Musée Gourmand du Chocolat - Choco- Story Musée des Égouts de Paris Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - La Villette BAPBAP brewery taproom experience beer tasting and gifts Perfume mini-workshop by Fragonard Champagne Gourmand in Montmatre French Apéro in Saint-Germain des Prés Parisian Breakfast at Café Louise Historic buildings: Panthéon Conciergerie Chapelle expiatoire Château de Rambouillet Château de Vincennes Chateaux de Champs-sur-Marne Château de Pierrefonds Maison d'Auguste Rodin à Meudon Basilique cathedrale de Saint-Denis Abbaye Royale de Chaalis- Musée Jacquemart André Sainte Chapelle Château de Maisons-Laffitte Villa Savoye Château de Fontainebleau Museums: Musée Rodin Musée National de l'Orangerie Musée national des Arts asiatiques Musée de l'Armée, Tombeau de Napoléon 1er Musée Condé - Château de Chantilly Musée et domaine nationaux du Château de Compiègne Musée national des Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois Préau La Cinémathèque française - Musée du Cinéma Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine - Musée des Monuments françois Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme Musée de la Musique - La Villette Musee de l'Ordre de la Liberation Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace Musée d'Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye Musée de l'Institut du Monde arabe Musée des Arts décoratifs Musée des Arts et Métiers Musée des Plans-reliefs Musee du quai Branly Musée Gustave Moreau Musée national de Céramique de Sèvres Musée national de la Renaissance - Château d'Ecouen Keep your Paris Pass on your mobile device by downloading it with the mobile guide. Have it handy with you in your pocket. The Paris Museum Pass is a physical pass and, as such, must be collected from a redemption location in Paris. Full instructions are included in the digital guide.

Orangerie Museum Guided Tour with Monet's Water Lilies

4. 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.

Paris: Orangerie Museum Small Group Exclusive Guided Visit

5. 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.         

Paris: Orangerie Museum Entry Ticket and Seine Cruise Ticket

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

Located in the Tuileries Garden, the "conservatory" of the Old Tuileries Palace, in other words the "greenhouse", the Orangerie is a building built in 1857 and has been used as the Orangerie Museum - Musée de l'Orangerie since 1927. The Orangerie Museum is especially famous for its giant water lily paintings that go straight. These famous works of Claude Monet consist of two gigantic paintings and these paintings are exhibited in two large oval halls.Marvel at the world well known artworks and paintings inside the prestigious permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of each the Musée de l'Orangerie within the Tuileries Gardens with this combined tour. Skip the ticket line to Musée de l'Orangerie and see the famous painting in the world : Monet's “Water Lilies”, Auguste Renoir's “Jeunes filles au piano” (“Girls at the Piano”), Paul Cezanne's “Pomme Et Biscuits”, Henri Matisse's “Odalisque a la culotte rouge”, Picasso's “Grande Nature Morte” and more... Let your day be unforgettable with these the world well known artworks and paintings inside the prestigious permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. When you buy this tour, you will have privileged tickets that you can enter easily without waiting in line at the door. Both Orangerie Museum and boat tour tickets will be easily sent to you by mail and WhatsApp. You will be able to complete your trips with just your phone.

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

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Musee de l'Orangerie

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,376 reviews

We only made it to Muse d'Orsay. It houses a fabulous collection of Impressionist paintings among other things. Go early and go directly to the 5th floor if you want to see the Impressionists before the crowds. At least that worked for us.

The exhibition itself was great. But we did NOT beat the queues and had to line up with everyone else . So I’m not sure if there is any advantage to booking ahead!

Skipping line and seeing both museums was a delightful experience

So easy to get in, no wait, lovely museum, no crowds

Awesome museum, electronic ticket was easy to use!