Paris | Day Three | Pont Des Arts and Musée de l'Orangerie

August 05, 2015

love lock bridge paris

After visiting the Musee D'orsay we walked across Pont Des Arts, the famous bridge containing thousands of padlocks symbolising the unending love of visiting tourists. 

The week we visited the French Government had decided to remove the the 'love locks' from the bridge due to the strain they were putting on the bridge's structure. We managed to find one panel left in tact, however they were no longer selling the padlocks on the bridge :(

Musée de l'OrangerieWater Lilies murals by Claude Monet

A short walk dwon the river is the Musée de l'Orangerie, located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concord. 

The museum is most famous for being the permanent home for eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet. The murals are displayed under direct diffused light (as was originally intended by Monet) in two large oval rooms - with white walls, floors and ceilings these giant pieces of art look spectacular in the otherwise empty space. 

The museum also contains works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, Chaim Soutine, and Maurice Utrillo among others. 

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