Paris Attraction Tickets

Musée de l’Orangerie

Originally the Orangerie was built to store the citrus trees of the Tuileries garden from the cold of winter by wish of Napoleon III in 1852. Architect Bourgeois built the Orangerie out of glass on the Seine side to provide light and warmth to the trees. After the Fall of the Empire in 1870 the Orangerie was used as well as for public events such as art expositions, music concerts, contests and dog shows until 1922, after which it got repurposed as a exposition hall for living artists.

Currently the Musée de l'Orangerie is an art gallery housing impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. The museum is most renowned for its eight large Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet. Also works by Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso and others can be found here.

The museum is located in the Tuileries Gardens right next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

Opening times

Monday9:00 - 18:00
Wednesday9:00 - 18:00
Thursday9:00 - 21:45
Friday9:00 - 18:00
Saturday9:00 - 18:00
Sunday9:00 - 18:00

⚠️ While planning your trip to Paris, remember that many museums close on Mondays or Tuesdays. For example, Palace of Versailles, Musée d'Orsay, Musée Carnavalet and Musée Rodin are closed on Mondays. The Louvre, Musée de l'Orangerie, Pompidou Centre and others are closed on Tuesdays.

Entrance is free for under 18. European Union nationals under 25 also enter for free. Be aware that on July 14th (Bastille day) entrance is free for everyone so expect the galleries to be very busy!

Ongoing Exhibitions

Exhibition: Wolfgang Laib. A mountain that cannot be climbed. For Monet

Until: July 8th, 2024 (50 days remaining.)

This presentation will feature works created specifically by the artist for the museum's unique architecture, in dialogue with Monet's Water Lilies, an ode to nature and beauty.


Exhibition: Robert Ryman. The gaze in action

Until: July 1st, 2024 (43 days remaining.)

The Musée de l'Orangerie is devoting an exhibition to the American artist Robert Ryman (1930-2019). Entitled "Robert Ryman. Le regard en acte", this first major presentation dedicated to the painter since 1981 in a French public institution confirms, five years after his death, the historical importance of this artist. All too often assimilated to the American minimalist movement, with which it is most often in dialogue on museum walls, Ryman's singular approach now demands to be seen for itself and by itself.