The Musée de l’Orangerie (English: Orangery Museum) is an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Garden next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris (France) in the 1st arrondissement. The museum is most famous as the permanent home of eight large Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet, and also contains works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, Chaïm Soutine, Maurice Utrillo, and others.

The gallery is on the bank of the Seine in the old orangery of the Tuileries Palace on the Place de la Concorde near the Concorde metro station and not far from the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay.

Napoleon III had the Orangerie built in 1852, to store the citrus trees of the Tuileries garden from the cold in the winter. The building was built by architect Firmin Bourgeois (1786–1853). Bourgeois built the Orangerie out of glass on the (south) Seine side to allow light to the trees but the opposite (north) side is almost completely windowless to protect the citrus trees from the cold winds.

Working hours

Sunday 9 AM–6 PM
Monday 9 AM–6 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9 AM–6 PM
Thursday 9 AM–6 PM
Friday 9 AM–6 PM
Saturday 9 AM–6 PM

Address: Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France

Phone: +33 1 44 50 43 00
Established: 1852

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