Orangerie Museum Ticket & In-App Audio Tour: the Power of Impressionism

About this activity

Audio tour and entrance ticket
Audio tour in English
Route length: 500 m
Duration 1h - 1h 30m
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

Tour preview

Hosted by Ellen
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  • Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Impressionists with a self-guided audio tour
  • Savor Monet’s masterpieces in the Water Lilies Gallery
  • Learn how Impressionism was born & how it led the transition to modern art
  • Discover the rich history of the Orangerie Museum
This is a self-guided audio tour of the Orangerie Museum, a gallery of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. The larger-than-life Water Lilies by Monet are the main attraction, but they are far from the only reason to visit. Situated in an old greenhouse in the heart of Paris, this museum is also notable for having the Walter Guillaume collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. This in-app audio tour explains how Impressionism was born and how Monet's painting technique evolved over time. You will gain insights on the genesis of the Water Lily collection, Monet's creative vision, and how the Orangerie was adapted to accommodate the paintings. The amazing Walter Guillaume collection on the Lower Level allows the visitor to understand the evolution from Impressionism to Modern Art. The influence of African Art on the early Modernists led them to create the first abstract paintings. The visitor will also discover that the Orangerie building, once a greenhouse, was part of a large palace, a twin to the Louvre, constructed by Queen Catherine de Medici in 1564. This tour will appeal to all art lovers, particularly those interested in learning about Impressionism and its effect on the development of Modern Art. ⚠️ Public primary and secondary school teachers in France, EU residents under 26, and under 18 get in free with a valid ID. This tour is not affiliated with the Orangerie Museum but is provided by an independent creator.

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Step-by-step navigation through museum halls
  • Coverage of the permanent collections
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Orangerie Museum
  • Earphones — you should bring your own
  • Coverage of temporary exhibits is not included
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide
    • Coverage of temporary exhibits is not included
    • The tour is available only on the WeGoTrip app. This is a different app from the source or app you booked the tour if it's not WeGoTrip site or app
    • To ensure the quality of the download, please remember to do so before your visit
    • Please note that there is no staff at the meeting point or staff on site for this tour. You can start the tour at any time from the meeting point
    • An Android version 7.1+ or an iOS smartphone version 12+ is required for the audio guide. You will need around 100 MB of free space for the download
    • The security check is mandatory for all visitors
    • Big bags and suitcases aren't allowed inside and there are no lockers available
    • Free on the first Sunday of each month for everyone
    • Public primary and secondary school teachers in France, EU residents under 26, and under-18s get in free with a valid ID
    • If you arrive outside your time slot, you forfeit your reserved access.
    • Your ticket remains valid on the day of reservation under the same waiting conditions as visitors without a time-stamped ticket.
    • Regular ticket price : 12.50€ + booking fee
    • Friday night ticket price (only during temporary exhibitions) : 10€ + booking fee
    • Show your Musée de l'Orangerie smartphone ticket at the *Visitors with ticketsline.

Places you will visit

Musée de l'Orangerie
Jardin Tuileries
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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Meet the host, Ellen
On WeGoTrip since 2019
I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide with a passion for the history, art & architecture of Paris. As Victor Hugo wrote, "a breath of Paris preserves the soul". I share my passion with visitors from around the world through my guided...

7 ratings & reviews

November 2022
Ellen is a great narrator. The museum is superb.
August 2022
Esperienza davvero fantastica, una vera scoperta, opere esposte bellissime, le stanze di Monet valgono da sole il valore del biglietto, consiglio vivamente l’audio guida…utilissima
August 2022
All of this museum is incredibly moving. Petite enough to enjoy the whole experience! Beautiful! Walk the Water Lillies more than once and enjoy the silence!
March 2022
Amazing collection of Impressionist paintings in a lovely museum. The display of the Water Nymphs was breathtaking.
December 2021
Well worth the visit! Museum is one of the smaller ones, but should not be skipped! Money’s waterlilies are beautiful.

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