Musée de l'Orangerie
As soon as you enter the Musée de l’Orangerie, which sits in the right-hand corner of Jardin des Tuileries
you are immediately struck by the effect of the natural light filtering through
the floor to ceiling windows and the glass ceiling.
As you ascend the ramp leading to its most famous exhibit,
Monet’s 'Water Lilies'. you are at first led into a completely white vestibule, designed by Monet as a 'de-stressing area' which can take you a bit by surprise but as you contemplate what awaits you in the next room you have a sudden realisation of its purpose. It is the perfect introduction to Monet's
eight Water Lily murals displayed around two oval rooms.
The Walter Guillaume Collection
The lower level of this small but beautiful museum features a
collection of impressionist and post impressionist works from artists including Picasso, Cezanne, Renoir, Matisse and Rousseau. The collection was donated to the museum by the surviving wife
of art dealer Paul Guillaume and Jean Walter.
Don't forget the Rodin sculptures in the grounds which are free to view
No photographs can be taken inside but the videos below will give a tatste of whats on offer.