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Musée de l'Orangerie (Orangerie Museum) Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

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Duration: 1.5 to 2hs Semi-Private Tour
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The former winter home of the royal orange trees is now a beautiful art gallery with work from Matisse, Picasso and more! Skip the line and join our certified guides to learn why this museum is one of Paris’s lesser-known gems.

 

We know that some visitors to Paris decide that once they’ve seen the Louvre, they’ve seen the best the city has to offer. We’re here to make sure you don’t make the same mistake! Established as a museum in the early 20th century, the Orangerie has one of the world’s most spectacular collections of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art.

To start our 1.5-2 hour walking tour, you and your small group—no more than 8 people per tour—will walk through the stunning Tuileries Gardens. Once at the museum, your guide will take you through an extensive collection of 19th to 20th century paintings, including Cézanne’s studies of fruit and flowers, Matisse’s seductive portraits and stunning work by the likes of Modigliani, Renoir and Picasso. You’ll then linger over the uncontested standout of the gallery, Monet’s eight water lilies, spread out over two breathtaking galleries that were once hailed as “the Sistine Chapel of Impressionism”. By the end, you may decide that this is your new favorite museum!

Highlights Generally Include (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.):

Monet’s Water Lilies series

The Walter-Guillaume Collection, one of the finest collections of paintings in Europe

Renoir (Young Girls at the Piano, Peaches, etc.)

Cézanne (The Luncheon on the Grass, still lifes, landscapes, etc.)

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Semi-Private Tour

“Semi-Private” means group size is never more than 8 guests maximum.

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