Musée de l'Orangerie
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Are you planning to visit Paris's best museums? Reserve your tickets now for the Musée de l'Orangerie to discover a surprising venue that harbors the works of the greatest Impressionist painters. Claude Monet showed his Water Lilies cycle here, most of which were painted at his property in Giverny. But you will also see other masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism painted by the likes of Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso.

L'Orangerie in the heart of the Tuileries Gardens

The Musée de l'Orangerie owes its name to the building that houses it today. The building with its vast glassed-in spaces, was erected in 1852 to shelter the exotic plants (especially the orange trees, or orangers) in the Tuileries Garden from wintry weather. The contrast between the classically inspired architecture and the virtual omnipresence of glass, from the angled glass roof to the immense bay windows on the south side overlooking the Seine, forge a playful harmony of space.

Reserve your front-of-line ticket for the Musée de l'Orangerie and fall for its esthetics, which were designed for the sole purpose of showcasing the paintings. Monet's Water Lilies could not hope for a better home than the jewel-box setting of a room with rounded forms, near-virginal shades of white and a luminescent ceiling. The atmosphere is both grandiose and intimate, with a quiet calm that is never touched by the effervescence of Paris that hums with a thousand sounds on the other side of the glass walls.

A ticket to admire the masterpieces at the Orangerie

Act now to avoid wasting time in the ticket line. From the quiet comfort of your home, use your smartphone, tablet or computer to order your front-of-line ticket for the Musée de l'Orangerie and save precious time. After all, it means more time to lose yourself in contemplation of Impressionist masterpieces. Take a long look at Paul Cézanne's "Luncheon on the Grass" or cast your eyes upon "Young Girls at the Piano" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. And be sure to spend time appreciating Henri Matisse's "The Three Sisters".

This outstanding collection was made possible in part by its 2010 link-up with the Musée d'Orsay. 

Ticket office, prices and practical information

Prepare for your visit with all the practical information you need and save time on the day of your visit.

L'Orangerie: ticket prices

The museum's pricing is affordable and all the more extraordinary given the venue and the collection on display. Allow 9 Euro for a full-price ticket to the Musée de l'Orangerie, which is less than the cost of a movie ticket at some theaters! 

Admission is free for persons under the age of 18. It's a great deal for a cultural outing during your stay in Paris

Hours of operation

The museum is closed on Tuesdays, but open the remaining six days of the week. After purchasing your ticket from PARISCityVISION, you can visit the museum on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. There are three special days during the year on which the museum is closed: May 1, the morning of July 14 and December 25..

The museum is open continuously from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Note that no admissions are allowed after 5:15 pm and that the galleries begin closing at 5:45 pm, so to make the most of your ticket, plan to arrive at the Musée de l'Orangerie earlier in the day.

Address and directions

Once you've got your Musée de l'Orangerie tickets, make your way to the southwestern corner of the Tuileries Garden in the first arrondissement of Paris. 

The museum is an easy walk from the Concorde Métro station, which is served by lines 1, 8 and 12.

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