Admire Monet's Water Lilies and more Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces by the likes of Matisse, Cézanne, and more at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris! Book your e-tickets now for extra convenience — at a dedicated entrance, you'll get faster access than walk-ins.
• Please note that while entry via the Express Lane will be quicker than the line for walk-ins, instant entry is not guaranteed. All visitors will be subjected to mandatory security checks, and you may still have to wait during peak periods • Large, bulky bags and suitcases are not allowed inside the museum. Additionally, lockers are not available • Admission is free for everyone on the first Sunday of each month • Admission is free for the following, provided that they present a valid ID: public primary and secondary school teachers in France, EU residents aged 26 and under, and visitors under 18
The Musée de l'Orangerie is a gallery of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, best known for housing eight of Monet's larger-than-life Water Lilies paintings. But while they're certainly the main draw for many visitors, they're far from the only reason to visit, as the museum's collection features masterpieces by the likes of Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, and Rousseau, among many others. Located in an old orangerie (a large greenhouse for oranges and other fruit trees) in the heart of Paris, this museum is notable for having an impressive amount of Monets in a decadently light and airy setting. If you're looking for a more intimate experience than the Louvre, then the Musée de l'Orangerie could be for you. Monet himself donated these paintings to the French state as World War I was coming to a close, as his way of contributing to the country's victory. His only condition was that his paintings be housed in a suitable venue — and the then-underused orangerie in the Tuileries Garden, which would later become this museum, was just the spot. With your Musée de l'Orangerie priority-access tickets, you can bypass the long lines for walk-ins. Even though you'll still have to go through the security check, you'll still be able to get in more quickly and make full use of your time in the museum. Bask in the full glory of eight massive Water Lilies paintings set in two oval rooms that were purposely built to the artist's specifications. Pore over the painstaking detail of each canvas, lovingly painted by a cataract-ridden Monet, who was adamant that the canvases be drenched in natural light to reflect the outdoor ambiance of his work. After roaming through the Musée de l'Orangerie's meditative art spaces that flow into each other and taking in the impressive array of works by famous painters, you'll leave with a sense of calm, having seen some of the finest art of the 20th century.
1) Choose your preferred date and time. Upon checkout, please provide alternative dates and times, in case your first choice is unavailable 2) Once your booking is confirmed, your e-ticket will be sent to your email address. It is non-refundable, non-changeable, and non-cancellable 3) On the date of your visit, enter via the "Visitors with Tickets" line. Present your e-ticket (printed or displayed on your smartphone) on-site for admission