Thursday, June 6, 2019

Musée de l'Orangerie

From Wikipedia:  The Musée d'Orangerie was originally built in 1852 as an orangerie or winter shelter for the orange trees destined for the Tuileries Gardens

It's now an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde.

And, so, just a nice walk from our hotel.

It's home to Monet's famous water lily murals, offered to the French by Monet on the day after The Armistice of November 11, 1918 as a symbol for peace. The Water Lilies were installed at the Orangerie Museum in 1927, a few months after his death.

There's also a large and impressive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

I didn't expect to cry . . . 

Nor did we expect to stumble upon an impromptu dance being performed by this lovely young woman

More tomorrow!

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