English guided tours
The Nymphéas [Water Lilies], Claude Monet
The Nymphéas [Water Lilies] cycle occupied Claude Monet for three decades, from the late 1890s until his death in 1926. This series was inspired by the water garden that he created at his Giverny estate in Normandy. It resulted in the final great panels donated by Monet to the French State in 1922, and which have been on display at the Musée de l’Orangerie since 1927. This unique set, a true "Sixtine of Impressionism", in the words of André Masson in 1952, testifies to Monet’s later work.
Since 2018, a series of contemporary counterpoints to the Water Lilies are presented. Thus works are chosen that have been inspired across a broad spectrum by this immersive, landscaped, floral and coloured, plant-covered and organic, contemplative and spiritual, light and melancholy and even unsettling installation. The visit includes these counterpoints : Alex Katz (september 2019), Patrick Tosani (15 october 2019 - 3 february 2020).
The permanent exhibition (from 18 May 2020)
Discover the new presentation of the Musée de l’Orangerie collection, from the large-scale Water Lilies decoration by Claude Monet to École de Paris [School of Paris] in the early 20th century artists - Picasso, Douanier Rousseau, Derain, Modigliani, Matisse, ... The exceptional loan of a set of African and Oceanian sculptures, previously in the Paul Guillaume collection, by the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, as well as several drawings and archives, enhanced the itinerary.
When you purchase a Workshop Tour Activity / Guided Tour, you receive 20% off your bill in the Café de l'Orangerie on presentation of the discount coupon issued at the ticket desk.