Definitive guide

Musée de l’Orangerie

Don’t be fooled by its size, the Orangerie Museum is home to many of the most important impressionist and post-impressionist artists in Europe.

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The Musée de l’Orangerie is one of the most well-known art galleries in the city, holding Impressionist and Post-impressionist paintings dating from the 1930s to the 1950s. The Orangerie is located at the western end of Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries.

The Musée de l’Orangerie is extremely popular, so booking your ticket in advance - you can do so here - is recommendable.

Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris Exposition
Author: Brady Brenot. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

The Orangerie’s fame is so enduring perhaps because of the eight Water Lilies murals by Monet. The artist himself famously directed architect Lefèvre to make sure the rooms housing the pieces allowed for the best immersive experience possible.

Aside from these breathtaking murals, the museum is also home to many other important works from world-renowned artists. Among the most well-known names are Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Renoir, Utrillo, Rousseau, Sisley, and Soutine.

Location

Jardin Tuileries, 1st arrondissement

Tickets and price

The Musée de l’Orangerie has recently started advising its visitors to reserve their entrance in advance. You can still buy an entry on the day, but you might have to queue for a long time and - if it’s a busy day - not be able to get in.

For this reason, we recommend getting your ticket in advance. You can get your ticket with priority access here .

Adult
€12.50
Adult Under 18 or EEA residents under 26 Audio guide
€12.50 free €5.00

Entry to the Musée de l’Orangerie is also included in the Paris Museum Pass, so if you plan on visiting a decent amount of attractions during your stay in Paris, we highly recommend getting the Pass - you can get yours here . The Pass gives you free access to all the most important sights in the city, Orangerie included.

Schedule

Day
Mon, Wed-Sun
Tuesdays,1.05, 14.07, 25.12
Day Opening time Last admission Closure
Mon, Wed-Sun 9:00 am 5:15 pm 6:00 pm
Tuesdays,1.05, 14.07, 25.12 Closed

Transport

Method
Lines
Stops
Method Métro Bus
Lines 1, 8, 12 24, 42, 52, 72, 73, 84, 94
Stops Concorde -

Nearby sights

Place de la Concorde - 140 m (460 feet) west, 2-minute walk.

Jardin des Tuileries - 350 m (0.2 miles) east, 4-minute walk.

Champs-Élysées - 400 m (over 0.2 miles) west, 5-minute walk.

Musée d’Orsay - 650 m (0.4 miles) across the river, 8-minute walk.

Petit Palais - 750 m (under 0.5 miles) northwest, 10-minute walk.

Place Vendôme - 850 m (just over 0.5 miles) north, 11-minute walk.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs - 1 km (0.6 miles) southeast, 13-minute walk.

Musée du Louvre - 1.2 km (over 0.7 miles) southeast, 14-minute walk.

Palais-Royal - 1.3 km (0.8 miles) southeast, 17-minute walk.

Musée Rodin - 1.3 km (0.8 miles) south, 17-minute walk.


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Musée de l’Orangerie