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In pictures: Orangerie Museum

The Nympheas room at the Orangerie Museum

The world-famous Orangerie Museum in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris reopens on 17 May after eight years of renovation.

The Nympheas room at the Orangerie Museum

The centrepiece is a room devoted to Monet's Les Nympheas, a panoramic series of water lily paintings.

French Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres inspects the Nympheas room

French Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres received a guided tour of the room.

Renoir paintings on display at the Orangerie Museum in Paris

Renoir is another legendary impressionist painter whose work is on display at the renovated museum.

Renoir's Le Clown (centre) at the Orangerie Museum in Paris

Renoir's 1909 work Le Clown, a portrait of his youngest son, is one of the masterpieces featured.

The Orangerie Museum in Paris

The Orangerie Museum is located on the southern terrace of the Tuileries Gardens in central Paris.




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