One of many excellent museums in Paris, the Musee de l'Orangerie is best known for displaying several of Monet's famous water lilies paintings.
However, the museum, located in the Place De La Concorde has much more to see, including works by Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne, Renoir and others.
The Orangerie was originally built in 1852 by Napoleon to store orange trees in winter; after WWI it became a space for artists to exhibit their works. Two specially designed oval rooms were built to display Monet's huge paintings, which measured over 90 meters long, and over the years other works have been acquired by the museum.Places nearby:
The Louvre: France's Treasure House 1 km / 0 mi
Parc Monceau: A Paris Playground 2 km / 1 mi
Trocadero: Paris Destination With Stunning Photo Ops 2 km / 1 mi
Paris Zoological Park: Zoo de Vincennes 7 km / 4 mi
Parc Floral de Paris: Year Round Plants 8 km / 5 mi