Art & Culture

Musee de l’Orangerie – the home of impressionism in Paris

If you consider yourself a connoisseur of art and go to Paris not to spend your time for shopping, but to visit more number of the museums, so the Musee de l’Orangerie – the place you have no right to pass.

Undoubtedly, in the French capital there are many notable museums and Orangerie Museum occupies a fitting place among them thanks to its unique collection of works of the great masters of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Agree, it is very difficult to deprive yourself of visits to the gallery, where at the same time you can admire the works of such legendary artists as Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, Henri Rosseau, Alfred Sisley, Pierre-Augusta Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine and many others representatives of this direction of the art.

Gallery of the Musee de l’Orangerie is located in an old building of greenhouse (that is why the museum got its present name) on the banks of the Seine near the Palais des Tuileries.

The first exhibition was held in the gallary in 1927, when visitors could see the cycle of Claude Monet’s works with lilies, also known in the art world as the Nympheas.

After a seven-year renovation the gallery was reopened in 2006 and today most of its exhibits are on the upper floors, while the earlier the paintings were located exclusively on the lower tier of Musee de l’Orangerie.

The gallery is open to all visitors and you can get to it by public transport to the Place de la Concorde.