Musee de l'Orangerie
Among all the great museums and art galleries in France the Musee de l'Orangerie is one that is nearly forgotten, and what a mistake. This art gallery is an amazing tribute to some of the best impressionist and non impressionist painters of old Europe like by Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Maurice Utrillo and of course Claude Monet, who's Water Lilies murals are the permanent and main attraction of the beautiful gallery. The museum itself was chosen and arranged by Monet to showcase his beautiful works and upon seeing them; your breath will be taking away. The gallery is small but with this visitors are able to get up close to these great works and vividly see each brush stroke of each beautiful piece. The colours on show are so tranquil and beautiful, that they will have you standing admiring for longer than you would expect.
The main feature, the two rooms of Monet's Water Lilies is an excellent draw for all art appreciators. The massive rectangle paintings will have you amazed at the talent and creativity displayed by Monet in the twilight of his life. They soothe, relax and stimulate the mind and soul. Something that needs to be experienced. This wonderful gallery is a place that should be given a chance as you visit the area and other great attractions like Place de la Concorde
, the Louvre
and the Champs Elysees
all nearby. Check into great luxury hotels in the beautiful city of Paris, like Le Meurice
, Hotel Lotti
and Hotel de Crillon