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Monet and More

1.5-hour tour
2 person maximum
First tour 10am, last tour at 1 pm

Monet at Musée de l'Orangerie

After six long years of renovations at the Musée de l'Orangerie, Monet’s Waterlilies (Les Nympheas) have never looked better. The artist's famed series is installed in two breathtaking galleries that were once hailed as the “Sistine Chapel of Impressionism.” Monet, however, is only one of many treasures in store for you at the Orangerie. This jewel of a museum is also home to the exceptional modern-art collection of Paul Guillaume and Jean Walter, featuring paintings by Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Modigliani, and Matisse.

Your private tour will begin with this collection on the first floor, as you follow the development of modern art since Impressionism. This approach will help you to understand the innovation of Monet’s late work in context, so that your own experience with his Waterlilies will be a more meaningful one.

Musée de l'Orangerie interior

Rates. 1.5-hour tour: €80 for one person, or €70 per person for parties of two. Includes price of admission.

Please note that we have a strict 2 person maximum for this tour. Although our reservation system currently permits you to reserve groups larger than 2, we will not be able to accommodate you.

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About this Museum

Originally built in 1852 as winter shelter for orange trees from the nearby Tuileries gardens, the Musée de l’Orangerie became a temple to Monet’s love of nature, when the artist’s Waterlily paintings were installed here in 1927.

Open everyday, except on Tuesdays.

Tuileries Garden
Métro: Concorde (1, 8, 12)

The most amazing, informative, eye-opening tour imaginable.

Inge is a fantastic tour guide, who showed us the history, architecture, and symbolism of Notre Dame and the Cluny in ways that we did not know were possible.  She is an intelligent, thoughtful, unbelievably knowledgeable, articulate guide.  Her ability to explain vast quantities of information, yet to pause periodically so that we could absorb what she had just told us, was amazing.  She knew the answers to our dozens of questions.  She is a complete delight.  We could not have been more fortunate than to have arranged a tour with Paris Muse and to have been assigned to Inge.

Duncan and Victoria Grant

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