Musee de l'Orangerie – Google Cultural Institute
Six great intellectuals recently described the museum chosen and arranged by Claude Monet to showcase his "testamentary" masterpieces as "Unique in its genre".
Next to the Nympheas, "the haven of peaceful meditation", a gift to modern man with his "overworked nerves", the Orangerie offers a fabulous concentration of masterpieces from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection, a highly original insight into modern art featuring Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Modigliani, Soutine, Utrillo and Laurencin.
Closed for renovation work since January 2000, completely reviewed and restructured, the museum was reopened to the public in May 2006.
Open everyday, except on Tuesdays, May 1st and December 25th
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (premises start to be vacated at 5.45 pm)
metro: 1, 8, 12, Concorde station
bus: 24, 42, 52, 72, 73, 84, 94, Concorde stop
car park s : - Jardin des Tuileries and Carrousel (access via quai des Tuileries or rue de Rivoli),
- rue du Mont-Thabor,
- rue des Pyramides