Jardin Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France
I visited this museum just after it opened on a Saturday morning. It was pleasantly empty. I don't know how much it cost, because I was using the last hour of my 48-hr museum pass, so in my museum-addled mind this one was free (the museum pass is just a great bargain if you use it strategically). There was very little available to see at the time aside from the Monet, but I had really only gone for the water lilies. They don't really need anything else. Beautiful, simple displays of art. Absolutely worth a visit if you're in the area (especially if there doesn't seem to be a crowd).
The galleries housing Monet’s large scale water lilies are incredible. When we went the downstairs space had an interesting exhibition about a collector/dealer of early 20th century art mainly Seurat that was well done. Good cafe and baby changing!
This is a very good museum if you're a fan of Monet. There are eight large-scale pieces from the water lilies series here, displayed in a perfect setting. There are other pieces here as well, but the building is undergoing some renovation. We visited this as an add-on to the D'Orsay; it was a few euro more and a relatively short walk away.
Alas, due to renovation we could not see the other part of the museum but the paintings by Monet are beyond anything. BUT........ take your time and don't rush. If you are with someone impatient, forget it. If you have the time: Let the colours and details trigger your imagination and float away in the dreamy garden Monet loved so much.
Surprisingly small. Two rooms of exhibits and a lower lobby type "room" with a single modern installation. Monet's water lillies were exhibited on the upper level while I was there and were breathtaking. I found the modern installation on the lower level to be less inspiring.