A small but significant collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the Jardin des Tuileries
Nestled in the western corner of the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musée de l'Orangerie is often overlooked in favour of heavyweight galleries such as the d'Orsay and the Pompidou. Anyone who forgets this gallery, though, would be missing out as it holds 8 of Monet's stunning Nymphéas paintings, forming a breathtaking display that span the length and height of the gallery's oval-shaped rooms.
The gallery is also home to the Walter-Gillaume collection, a selection of nineteenth and twentieth-century works by artists including Cézanne, Renoir, le Douanier, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Picasso, Soutine, Modigliani and Utrillo which were generously donated by the art dealers Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume.
Musée de l'Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris
Open daily except for Tuesdays, 9.00 -18.00. Last admissions at 17.15.
Closed Tuesdays, 1st May, 14th July & 25th December.
Cover picture and photo n°2 - © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Daniel Thierry