Musee de l'Orangerie Overview:
L'Orangerie is also home to an exhibit of 19th and 20th century art known as the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collection, featuring noteworthy works from Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani or Picasso.
Musée de l'Orangerie Location and Contact Information:
Jardin des Tuileries (west end, facing Place de la Concorde)
Tel : +33 (0)1 44 50 43 00
Musée de l'Orangerie Opening Hours and Tickets:
Open: Daily except Tuesdays, 9:00am-6:00pm. Closed Tues, May 1st and December 25th.
Tickets: Last tickets are sold at 5:30 pm. See current rates here. Free every first Sunday of the month for all visitors.
Sights and Attractions Nearby the Musée de l'Orangerie:
Highlights of the Permanent Collection:
Meditations on Peace...and Light
Working from the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Monet envisioned the works as a meditation on peace. The paintings subtly change under the influence of the daylight, so visiting them at different times in the day will provide a new sensory experience each time. The incredibly subtle and beautiful illusion of light in the murals has arguably never been replicated, and certainly cannot be fully appreciated by photographs or prints.
The Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection
Important works from artists including Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Modigliani, Soutine, Utrillo and Laurencin grace this permanent collection at the Orangerie, which recently underwent renovations.