Less than 10 minutes’ walk from your Hotel du Continent is the Musée de l'Orangerie, a place of beauty situated between the banks of the Seine and the exquisite Jardin des Tuileries. Famous as the permanent home of Monet's Nymphéas cycle of water-lily paintings, it also hosts ambitious exhibitions dedicated to Impressionism and modern art.
Visit the Orangerie Museum
Take a short and exceedingly pleasant walk from your Hotel du Continent through some of the most elegant streets in Paris and you’ll soon find yourself at the entrance to the Musée de l’Orangerie. Since the 1920s, this former conservatory dating from the mid-19th century has been entirely dedicated to art and the exhibiting of Claude Monet's masterpiece, the Nymphéas, created especially to grace this fine old building.
Original temporary exhibitions
The Musée de l'Orangerie, which is affiliated with the Musée d'Orsay, also hosts regular temporary exhibitions. Until June 17th, 2019, you can discover an exhibition dedicated to two major figures of German Expressionism and the Blue Rider movement; Franz Marc and August Macke. These two artists, who would both be killed in the First World War, became friends due to a shared interest in French art. In addition, from May to August a series of works created by the American figurative artist Alex Katz in tribute to Monet will be featured.
The Musée de l'Orangerie is a special place due to its location between the Seine and the Jardin des Tuileries, but also because of its exceptional programme of exhibitions. Schedule a visit!
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