May 29, 2013

Monet's "Water Lilies," Paris

Photograph by Clearview/Alamy

A former greenhouse in the southwest corner of the Jardin des Tuileries is now home to the Musée de l'Orangerie, a world-class museum most famous for housing Claude Monet's "Nymphéas," a series of eight water lily paintings. The vast scale of the paintings is impressive—each one is six feet high. They were first put on display when the museum opened in 1927, shortly after Monet's death.

Download the New City Guides App by National Geographic >>

Enter the 25th Annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest >>

Travel 365. Explore the world, one incredible image at a time.

Take a Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities




Travel Photos From Your Shot

  • Picture of Petra, Jordan, at night with lighted lanterns

    Night Pictures

    See Captivating Photos of Our Days' EndSubmitted by Members of the Your Shot Community

See More Your Shot Galleries »

Sponsored Content

  • TimFrame-orig.jpg

    Photo Impact

    Watch as Nat Geo photographers reveal what drives them to create iconic images.