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Musée de l'Orangerie

The Musée de l'Orangerie is 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. Though most famous for being the permanent home for eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet, the museum also contains works by Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso,Renoir, Rousseau, among others. The gallery is on the bank of the Seine in the old orangery of the Tuileries Palace on the Place de la Concorde. The Orangerie was originally built in 1852 by the architect Firmin Bourgeois and completed by his successor, L. Visconti, to shelter the orange trees of the garden of the Tuileries.