Virtual reality experience

Claude Monet, Water Lilies Obsession

A VR experience directed by Nicolas Thépot

Until September 01st, 2024
Claude Monet, l'obsession des Nymphéas
© Musée de l'Orangerie

Equipped with a virtual reality headset, enjoy an immersive, sensory experience in the painter's work.

In 1883 painter Claude Monet first rented a house in the French town of Giverny. After purchasing the property and adjoining land, the artist transformed an existing small pond into a water garden with water lilies and a Japanese-style bridge from which he could observe the water and the flowers. From 1899 to 1926, Monet painted more than 250 scenes devoted to the water lily theme, which became what he himself called “an obsession.”

Through a dialogue between Claude Monet and his old friend, statesman George Clemenceau, this contemplative VR experience invites you on a sensory journey starting off in Claude Monet’s garden, stopping along the way at the workshop of the artist and ending in the exhibition rooms of the Orangerie Museum. You relive a perpetual renewal of nature, to explore time and space while immersed in the Water lilies paintings.



The experience is suitable for children of 11 y/o and above; children under 8 y/o are prohibited.

We remind you that, in view of the technology used, virtual reality experiences are not recommended for people subject to epileptic seizures or migraines, or people with balance or vision disorders.


A VR experience directed by Nicolas Thépot
Original music: George Lepauw (International Beethoven project)
English actors: Geoffrey Bateman (Claude Monet), Peter Hudson (Georges Clémenceau)
Executive producer: Chloé Jarry (Lucid Realities)
Graphic creation & development: Hugo Arcier, Studio N°130
Sound design: Thomas Couchard, NOVELAB
Executive producer: Lucid Realities
Coproducers: ARTE France, Camera lucida productions, Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
With the support of CNC – Fonds Nouveaux Médias, Fonds Transmédia de la Ville de Paris
Distribution: Unframed Collection
Experience presented with the generous support of:

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Upcoming dates

  • Friday 28 June 9.15am
  • Saturday 29 June 9.15am
  • Sunday 30 June 9.15am
  • Saturday 13 July 9.15am
  • Sunday 14 July 9.15am
  • Monday 15 July 9.15am
  • Wednesday 17 July 9.15am
  • Thursday 18 July 9.15am
  • Friday 19 July 9.15am
  • Saturday 20 July 9.15am
  • Sunday 21 July 9.15am
  • Monday 22 July 9.15am
  • Wednesday 24 July 9.15am
  • Thursday 25 July 9.15am
  • Friday 26 July 9.15am
  • Saturday 27 July 9.15am
  • Sunday 28 July 9.15am
  • Monday 29 July 9.15am
  • Wednesday 31 July 9.15am
  • Thursday 01 August 9.15am
  • Friday 02 August 9.15am
  • Saturday 03 August 9.15am
  • Sunday 04 August 9.15am
  • Monday 05 August 9.15am
  • Wednesday 07 August 9.15am
  • Thursday 08 August 9.15am
  • Friday 09 August 9.15am
  • Saturday 10 August 9.15am
  • Sunday 11 August 9.15am
  • Monday 12 August 9.15am
  • Wednesday 14 August 9.15am
  • Thursday 15 August 9.15am
  • Friday 16 August 9.15am
  • Saturday 17 August 9.15am
  • Sunday 18 August 9.15am
  • Monday 19 August 9.15am
  • Wednesday 21 August 9.15am
  • Thursday 22 August 9.15am
  • Friday 23 August 9.15am
  • Saturday 24 August 9.15am
  • Sunday 25 August 9.15am
  • Monday 26 August 9.15am
  • Wednesday 28 August 9.15am
  • Thursday 29 August 9.15am
  • Friday 30 August 9.15am
  • Saturday 31 August 9.15am
  • Sunday 01 September 9.15am
Next visit
Friday 28 June at 9.15am
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Available languages
Single price (in addition to admission)
1st Sunday of the month (booking only on site, subject to availability)


Duration: approx. 7 minutes


The experience is available:
From May 3 to June 30, 2024
Friday, 9:15 am to 8 pm
Saturday, 9:15 am to 1 pm
Sunday, 9:15 am to 1 pm


From July 13 to September 1, 2024
Daily (except Tuesdays) during museum opening hours