Orangerie Museum In-App Tour: the Power of Impressionism (Without a Ticket)

About this activity

Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 500 m
Instant confirmation
Duration 1h 30m - 2h 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
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Tour preview

Hosted by Ellen
  • Discover the rich history of the Orangerie Museum
  • Savor Monet’s masterpieces in the Water Lilies Gallery
  • Learn how Impressionism was born & how it led the transition to modern art
  • Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Impressionists with a self-guided audio tour
  • Enjoy the rich permanent collection, with Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne and more
This is a self-guided audio tour of the Orangerie Museum, a gallery of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Note! This tour DOES NOT Include an entrance ticket! 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. Note! This tour is not affiliated with the Orangerie Museum but is provided by an independent creator.

What's included

  • Coverage of the permanent collections
  • Step-by-step navigation through museum halls
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Coverage of temporary exhibits is not included
  • Skip-the-line ticket to Orangerie Museum
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

Musée de l'Orangerie
Jardin Tuileries

Attractions on the route

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...

3 ratings & review

December 2022
An incredible tour with great attention to detail Highly recommend
November 2022
The best tour I had in Paris so far. The Water Lilies has always been my favorite painting, and I still was impressed by the facts I learned about it on the tour.
October 2022

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