Orangerie Museum

  • Museum
  • Fine Arts
  • Painting

The Musée de l'Orangerie houses a series of Claude Monet's masterpiece Water Lilies, which the artist donated to the French state.

The eight paintings on 22 canvases are displayed in two oval rooms which are bathed in light from the glass roof. This 200 m² burst of colour is one of the century's most monumental works and offers a visual poem symbolising light, water and plant life.

The museum is also home to other treasures, including the Walter-Guillaume collection – a unique series of works illustrating art throughout the first few decades of the 20th century. Paul Guillaume was an art dealer who gradually amassed an extraordinary collection, which was later completed and developed by his wife, consisting of 15 works by Cézanne, 24 by Renoir, 29 by Derain, 22 by Soutine (the largest collection in Europe), 12 by Picasso, 10 by Matisse and 19 by Utrillo.

Ticket number available

Minimum number of tickets : 500

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 9 am and 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on May 1st and December 25th. Last admission at 5.15pm. Rooms close at 5.45pm. Closed on the morning of July 14th. Reservations recommended (including for free ticket holders).


Audioguide: 100 €
Group adults: 190 €
Group children: 0 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.

Full price: 12.50 €
Reduced price: 10 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.

For all, every fist subdy of the month ;
For less than -26 Europena Union citizens.

Included in the Paris Museum Pass: compulsory reservation of a time slot.


Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers
  • Children


  • Sales TO/Distributors

Additional information

  • On site restaurant :
  • The Café at the Musée de l'Orangerie serves a range of light and tasty options. There is something for all tastes and all occasions:
  • - Delicious coffee accompanied by a pastry for a breakfast treat
  • - A tasty and colourful salad for a balanced lunch
  • - Sandwiches and other items inspired by the temporary exhibition
  • - Pastries and a selection of sweet options for a sugary afternoon snack
  • The Café team welcome you daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm, except Tuesdays.


Types of visits available

  • Guided group tours obligatory

Average length of visit

  • 70 minutes (individual)
  • 90 minutes (groups)

Services and facilities


  • Restaurant


Documentation languages

  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Visit languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Audioguide languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Additional information

Child multimedia guide languages : English, French, Spanish


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible
  • Magnetic loop available at the reception
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities


• Métro
Concorde (Lines 1, 8 et 12)

• Bus
Lines 42, 52, 72, 73, 84, 94

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  • For groups :
    Booking required
    Reservation deadline : 90 days / Booking fee: €40
    External guide accepted
    Right to speak : Free

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