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Skip-the-line & Private Guided Tour: Orangerie Museum

Skip-the-line & Private Guided Tour: Orangerie Museum
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$100
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hrs
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Description

A former home for royal orange trees, the Orangerie today houses artwork by some of France’s most notable names. On this 1.5 to 2 hour private tour, your expert guide will lead you through history to explain why this unique, yet overlooked collection is one of the best in Paris.

Situated in the beautifully manicured Tuileries Gardens, the Orangerie transformed into a museum in the early 20th century when Paris’s over-crowded museums needed new galleries. The Orangerie most famously houses the series of various waterlilies Monet granted to France thanks to his friendship with George Clemenceau, which earned their own private gallery space. The expansive collection of 19th century and early 20th century paintings features works by other famous Impressionists and those who came after. View Cezanne’s studies of fruits and flowers, seductive portraits by Matisse, and various phases of Picasso’s career through several nudes. Other artists including Modigliani, Renoir, and Utrillo, all make the Orangerie a must-visit for anyone who appreciates French art and the Impressionist movement.

A former home for royal orange trees, the Orangerie today houses artwork by some of France’s most notable names. On this 1.5 to 2 hour private tour, your expert guide will lead you through history to explain why this unique, yet overlooked collection is one of the best in Paris.