The description of the museum on the website reads…
Six great intellectuals recently described the museum chosen and arranged by Claude Monet to showcase his “testamentary” masterpieces as “Unique in its genre”. Next to the Nymphéas, “the haven of peaceful meditation,” a gift to modern man with his “overworked nerves”, the Orangerie offers a fabulous concentration of masterpieces from the Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume Collection, a highly original insight into modern art featuring Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Modigliani, Soutine, Utrillo and Laurencin.
Closed for renovation work since January 2000, completely reviewed and restructured, the museum was reopened to the public in May 2006.
Musée de l’Orangerie is located in the Jardin des Tuileries (75001 Paris, France). The museum is open everyday, except on Tuesdays, May 1st and December 25th, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please see the website for more information.