The Musee de l’orangerie is mostly known for holding magnificent collection of water Lilies, Nympheas of Claude Monet in two large oval shaped rooms with natural lighting. The museum was modified to be suitable for the large paintings. It took 4 years to be this beautifully accomplished. The creative artwork inspires peace and serenity to every visitor.
The building is very antique. It was initially used as an orangerie shelter in 1852. Then, It was the venue of music shows, sport events and special exhibitions for its superb location in the Tuileries Gardens just across the Seine.
The gallery displays splendid artwork from the early 20th century. The Impressionist and post-impressionist paintings of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso attract millions of art passioned every year.
In addition, the Musee de l’Orangerie gains popularity for the series of special exhibitions and the marvelous Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collections displayed in the basement.