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the Nympheas Scroll over Rodin

MUSEE L'ORANGERIE . .I've been to Paris more times than I can remember. However, it took many visits before I finally heard about this museum. And, I don't know how that is possible!

Located in the opposite corner of the Tuilerie Garden from the Louvre, the Musee L'Orangerie is a treasure to behold. In the distance you can see the Eiffel Tower and at the entrance you get a close up of one of Rodin's sculptures. So, it's great even before you set foot in the museum. The L'Orangerie has housed Monet's the Nympheas, a collection of his waterlillies, since 1927. That's what you expect to see upon entering. The additional surprise was all the other masterpieces collected on display in the basement. Unbelievable. It was all a surprise for me, but now you know.


Matisse in the basement  
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