A few weeks ago, on the first Sunday of the month, I went to Musée de l’Orangerie. I had been meaning to visit this museum for a very long time and I was so excited to finally see it. Being the first Sunday of the month, the entry was free. I expected the queue to be ridiculously long. It was not too bad and it moved very quickly.
Musée de l’Orangerie is a small museum located in the Jardin des Tuileries, very close to the Louvre, with Monet’s Water Lilies and works by artists such as Picasso, Cézanne, Matisse, Renoir & Utrillo. This is now one of my favourite museums in Paris because it’s got an amazing collection.
Monet’s Water Lilies or Les Nymphéas in French, for me, were the highlight of this museum. The paintings, at first, appear simple at a distance but when you get close, you can see all the work that has been put into every piece. The way the rooms are designed add to brilliance of the artwork.
I would highly recommend visiting this museum. It is often overlooked by tourists, but I think it’s worth a visit especially if you love Monet.