Basement Art

To follow up on yesterday’s post about Claude Monet’s impressive pieces on the main floor of l’Orangerie, let’s head downstairs to see some of the rest of the museum’s collection.

But first, a bit of background history. l’Orangerie was built under direction of Napoleon III in 1852. The original purpose of the building was to store citrus trees from Jardin des Tuileries as a way to protect them from the cold of Winter.

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