September 2, 2012 · 4:00 PM
This location is shown only to members
Six great intellectuals recently described the Orangerie museum, chosen and arranged by Claude Monet to showcase his “testamentary” masterpieces as “Unique in its genre”.
Next to the Nymphéas, “the haven of peaceful meditation”, a gift to modern man with his “overworked nerves”, the Orangerie offers a fabulous concentration of masterpieces from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection, a highly original insight into modern art featuring Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Modigliani, Soutine, Utrillo and Laurencin.
Closed for renovation work since January 2000, completely reviewed and restructured, the museum
was reopened to the public in May 2006.
We will have a drink after our visit for those who feel like walking, the Jardins des Tuileries are closer.
See you there.