Virtual reality experience

Claude Monet, Water Lilies Obsession

A VR experience directed by Nicolas Thépot

Fino al 01 Settembre 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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Prossime date

  • Lunedì 15 Luglio 9h15
  • Mercoledì 17 Luglio 9h15
  • Giovedì 18 Luglio 9h15
  • Venerdì 19 Luglio 9h15
  • Domenica 21 Luglio 9h15
  • Lunedì 22 Luglio 9h15
  • Mercoledì 24 Luglio 9h15
  • Sabato 27 Luglio 9h15
  • Domenica 28 Luglio 9h15
  • Lunedì 29 Luglio 9h15
  • Mercoledì 31 Luglio 9h15
  • Giovedì 01 Agosto 9h15
  • Venerdì 02 Agosto 9h15
  • Sabato 03 Agosto 9h15
  • Domenica 04 Agosto 9h15
  • Lunedì 05 Agosto 9h15
  • Mercoledì 07 Agosto 9h15
  • Giovedì 08 Agosto 9h15
  • Venerdì 09 Agosto 9h15
  • Sabato 10 Agosto 9h15
  • Domenica 11 Agosto 9h15
  • Lunedì 12 Agosto 9h15
  • Mercoledì 14 Agosto 9h15
  • Giovedì 15 Agosto 9h15
  • Venerdì 16 Agosto 9h15
  • Sabato 17 Agosto 9h15
  • Domenica 18 Agosto 9h15
  • Lunedì 19 Agosto 9h15
  • Mercoledì 21 Agosto 9h15
  • Giovedì 22 Agosto 9h15
  • Venerdì 23 Agosto 9h15
  • Sabato 24 Agosto 9h15
  • Domenica 25 Agosto 9h15
  • Giovedì 29 Agosto 9h15
  • Venerdì 30 Agosto 9h15
  • Sabato 31 Agosto 9h15
  • Domenica 01 Settembre 9h15
Prossima visita
Lunedì 15 Luglio at 9h15
Tutte le date
Musée de l'Orangerie
Mappa e itinerario
Lingue disponibili
Single price (in addition to admission)
4 €
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