Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday in Paris @ L'Orangerie

On January 1st, L'Orangerie is the only game in town, i.e. the only major museum open to the public. Its collection includes works by Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso, and Matisse, plus 8 of Monet's huge water lily canvases displayed in two large ovals rooms.

The big surprise of the day was the relatively short wait we had to enter L'Orangeries -- 45 minutes -- on a day, the first Sunday of the month, when admission to Paris museums is free.

Today's discovery. Chaim Soutine.

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