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The Remains of the Days

Admission to Musée de l’Orangerie is included in the ticket to Musée d’Orsay. I could visit Musée de l’Orangerie at my own pace since I’ve purchased a week pass. It is an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located on the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Though most famous for being the permanent home for eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet, the museum also contains works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Chaim Soutine, Alfred Sisley, and Maurice Utrillo, among others.

A cycle of Monet’s water-lily paintings, known as the Nymphéas, was arranged on the ground floor of the Orangerie in 1927. They are available under direct diffused light as was originally intended by Monet. The eight paintings are displayed in two oval rooms all along the walls. A limitless expanse of water lilies covers the walls of a room at the Orangerie in Paris producing a sense of awe at the culmination of Monet’s years of tedious focus upon his pond and the water lilies at Giverny.

As my days in Paris are numbered (5 more days), as much as I prefer to be a free spirit, a flâneur, I have to come up with a rough sketch of how I’ll spend the last five days. In keeping with the Monet sentiment, a visit to Monet’s garden in Giverny is mandated. Tomorrow will be Château de Versailles in the Île-de-France region, a suburb of Paris. Monmarte and Musée du Louvre, which is just a block from my home away at Relais du Louvre in the 2nd arrondissement, will conclude my trip in Paris.

2 Responses

  1. That is wonderful that you have 5 more days to enjoy your trip to Paris. The pictures are so beautiful and you are so lucky to see so many great works of art in person while on your trip!.

  2. oh, I love Monet.
    such a lucky boy….

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