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Musée de l'Orangerie, Tuileries gardens, Paris


Located  right in the heart of Paris in the Tuileries Gardens and renovated in 2006, the Musée de l'Orangerie offers the visitor a poetic and artistic presentation of two prestigious collections.

Water Lilies (Les Nymphéas)

The Water Lilies are closed to the public from 31 August to 12 September 2015
Reduced rate is applied (€ 6,5)

Both monumental and intimate, Water Lilies (Les Nymphéas) are the ultimate expression of Claude Monet's artistic ideas, an incredible project by a painter who wanted to explore all the variations of light in his garden at Giverny. The paintings are housed in two elliptical rooms, and encourage the visitor to gaze in endless contemplation. After the horror of the First World War, Monet wanted his work to take on this aesthetic and poetic dimension, and provide a haven for peaceful meditation.

©Musée d'Orsay / Musée de l'Orangerie / Sophie Boegly

The Walter-Guillaume Collection
The Walter-Guillaume Collection, the intellectual project of art dealer Paul Guillaume and his wife Domenica, is a unique collection illustrating the creative work of the first decades of the 20th century. A friend of Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob, he provided support to Picasso, Soutine, Derain and Marie Laurencin as well as taking an interest in their predecessors, particularly Renoir and Cézanne. Guillaume's premature death in 1934 prevented his dream of transforming his private collection into a museum of modern art  from being realised. His wife completed and modified the collection, reorganising it around works representing modern Classicism and Impressionism, before transmitting it to the French State in 1960.

Salle Soutine
©Musée d'Orsay / Musée de l'Orangerie / Sophie Boegly

Next exhibition

Who's Afraid of Women Photographers? 1839 until 1845
First Part: 1839-1919

14 October 2015 - 25 January 2016

Who's Afraid of Women Photographers?
Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)
Hypatia, 1868
Epreuve sur papier albuminé à partir d'un négatif verre au collodion
H. 30 ; L. 34,5 cm
Paris, musée d'Orsay

© Musée d'Orsay, dist. RMN- Grand Palais  / Patrice Schmidt

Based on new research and on the many histories of photography that over the last forty years have reassessed women's extraordinary contribution to the growth of the medium, this exhibition and the accompanying publication are the first of this gender-based kind in France. This phenomenon is addressed through its manifestations both in Europe – chiefly in France, the UK and Germany – and in the United States, from the official invention of photography in 1839 up until 1945.

General Curator
Ulrich Pohlmann, directeur de la collection photographique du Stadtmuseum de Munich
Thomas Galifot, conservateur au musée d'Orsay

Practical information

Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries (on the side of the river Seine)
75001 Paris
Call: + 33 (0)1 44 77 80 07 / + 33 (01) 44 50 43 00

Opening times
Everyday, except on Tuesdays, 1 May, The morning of 14 July and 25 December,
from 9 am to 6 pm (last admission at 5.15 pm, museum cleared from 5.45 pm).

Metro: lines 1, 8, 12, Concorde station
Bus: routes 24, 42, 52, 72, 73, 84, 94, Concorde stop
Car parks: - Jardin des Tuileries and Carrousel (access via quai des Tuileries or rue de Rivoli)
                - Rue du Mont-Thabor
                - Rue des Pyramides

Download the plan and guide:
Plan and guide

Admission fee

Full rate: € 9
Reduced rate: € 6,5
Free admission for everyone on the first Sunday of each month

Musée d'Orsay / Musée de l'Orangerie Passport: € 18,50
This combined ticket is valid for one admission to each museum within a span of four days.

Monet's Foundation in Giverny / Musée de l'Orangerie Passport: € 17
This ticket is on sale until 10 October ; Monet's house is opened until 1 November.

Visits in English
English guided tour for individual visitors (1h30)
Visit  of the Nymphéas and the The Walter-Guillaume Collection.
Every Monday and Thursday at 2:15 pm and every Saturday at 11:00 am excluding statutory holidays.
Single rate: € 6 (+ admission fee)

Groups: no admission without compulsory prior booking
Visit of the Nymphéas and the The Walter-Guillaume Collection.
Applications for reservations should be adressed to the Musée de l'Orangerie.
Please fill in this registration form and send it by e-mail: or by fax: + 33 (0)1 44 77 81 12.
Groups wishing to attend to a lecture in the museum's exhibition rooms should wear audiophones, except children and special dispensations.

Full rate: € 120
Reduced rate: € 75
School rate: € 52
(+ individual entry fee)


A selection of works is commented in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese;  an audio-description version is available for the visually impaired, as well as a sign language one for deaf visitors.
Children versions are available in English, French and Spanish.
Full rate: € 5
Reduced rate: € 3

The museum is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs; wheelchairs may be borrowed, as well as walsking sticks, pushchairs and baby carriers.
Disabled persons may visit during public opening hours or may request a special visit to be organised for them.

9 am - 5:45 pm
Shop on line

9:30 am - 5:30


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