As its name suggests, the Orangerie Museum is housed in a former orangery, built in 1852 in the Tuileries garden. A sober architecture but in line with classic architectural directory for its nearby environment such as the Place de la Concorde and the Tuileries Palace.
It's in 1921, that the administration of Beaux-Arts decided to transform the Orangerie in a museum, as its neighbor the Jeu de Paume, an annex of the Luxembourg Museum, predecessor of our National Museum of Modern Art.
Claude Monet made the gift of the great wall set of Water Lilies and also works for the Museum development. The architect Camille Lefèvre successor to Claude Monet, has completed the opening of the Musée de l'Orangerie as directed by Monet but, nevertheless marked by a taste for "art deco" of the moment.
Museum of the Orangerie, 75001 Paris Tuileries Garden
Open daily, except Tuesday, May 1st, the morning of 14 July and 25 December, from 9:00am to 6:00pm