Located on the Place de la Concorde, the Musée de l’Orangerie is a museum dedicated to post-impressionist and impressionist paintings. Visitors to this museum will be delighted to find works of art by famous painters like Maurice Utrillo, Alfred Sisley, Chaim Soutine, Henri Russeau, Claude Monet and many others.
Some of them, including the Nymphéas by Claude Monet have occupied a place of pride in this museum since 1927. Those who might have visited Paris between the years 1999 to 2006 might not have had an opportunity to view this museum because it was closed during this period.
However, it has since re-opened and is attracting thousands of visitors from all parts of the world. Those who love the paintings of Claude Monet must visit this museum, since it contains some of his classic collections.
In fact, the owner of this museum values this particular exhibit so greatly, that they got the walls of the room repainted in shades of violet and purple to highlight the paintings. Apart from that, Monet also wanted his exhibits to be shown under diffused lighting and that is exactly what is being done now.
Also notable are the Walter-Guillaume collection of impressionist paintings, which can be viewed in this museum that is accessible via the Concorde metro station.