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Orangerie Museum

Orangerie Museum
Marie-Auguste-Antoine Bourgeois, architect of the Tuileries Garden from 1848 to 1852, was in charge of the construction of the Musée de l’Orangerie. At the beginning, the building was built to put inside the orange trees of the Tuileries Garden. But from 1878, exhibitions were already organized there. In 1909, the orange trees were permanently removed.

The building is attributed to the administration of the Beaux-Arts in 1921. The Nymphéas, masterpiece of Monet, a circular painting made of 3 parts, is installed in the musée de l’Orangerie in 1927. Monet himself wanted to offer this series of painting to the State.

In 1962, the museum receives the important donation of Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume, composed of works of impressionists. In order to install this collection, works are undertook: an additional floor is built with 4 rooms.

Other works in the 2000s cause the demolition of the added floor.

Address/Map
Metro: Concorde lines 1,8,12

Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries
75001 Paris


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Opening hours & Fares

Open every day from 9 am to 6 pm, except Tuesday, the 1st of May and the 25th of December.

Full fare: 7,50€
Reduced fare: 5,50€
Must add 2€ for temporary exhibitions.
Free for certain categories of people.