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The Orangerie Museum is housed in the Tuileries Gardens, near the Louvre Museum. Its name comes from the building of the former orangery in which it is located. Here are exhibited the works of impressionists and post-impressionists, including the famous series of monumental paintings by Monet "Water Lilies".
The orangery was built after the destruction of the Tuileries Palace. Initially, it served as a winter garden and a place of cultivation of exotic species of plants. In 1922, Claude Monet gave France 6 paintings from his monumental series "Water Lilies". It was then decided to present them in the Orangery.
Over time, the collection has grown into the works of other famous artists of this period. In addition to Monet's works, you can admire the paintings of Cezanne, Renoir, Matisse, Gauguin, and Picasso. The exhibition is accompanied by calm, atmospheric music, which makes sightseeing a relaxation.