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Orangerie Museum Accessibility

  Wheelchair Access to the Orangerie Museum – The Orangerie Museum is an impressionist museum located in the Garden des Tuileries near the Louvre and across the river from the Musée d’Orsay. It is most famous for its Monet water lilly series.

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In order to get to the building, you will have to go up a flight of stairs at the street or go around and go up a gravel and cobblestone ramp. Pictures of the ramp are shown below. Once you get to the museum, a staff member can open a side door to provide wheelchair access to the Orangerie Museum.  The Monet water lilly paintings are on the ground floor. An elevator can take you to the basement where other impressionist paintings are displayed.

The Louvre Museum is 1.25 km away, and the Orsay Museum is 1.0 km away on the other side of the Seine River.

There are several accessible Paris hotels nearby.

I gave this a 3 Star Sage Accessibility rating because, even though it is wheelchair accessible, it has the cobblestone ramp to get up to it which some wheelchair users may find difficult.

Is there an accessible entrance? Yes
Where is it located? The building is at the west end of the Garden des Tuileries
Are there steps to get into the building? 3 steps. A staff member can open a side door with step-free access.
Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? Push/pull

Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? At Place de la Concorde

Where is the closest disabled parking? At Jardin des Tuileries and Carrousel (access via quai des Tuileries or rue de Rivoli), or at rue du Mont-Thabor, or at rue des Pyramides

What is the closest Metro station? Concorde

Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? Yes, there is a ramp and cobblestones shown in the picture below.

What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 100%

Which parts are not accessible? All parts are accessible.

Are there loaner wheelchairs? No

Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? Yes
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes

Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up stepsYes, 90 min English tours on Monday and Thursday at 2:30 pm

Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No, staff at the entrance will let you in side door.
…loaner wheelchairs? No
…accessible tours? No

Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? 

Addressin Tuileries Garden near Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, 75001
Telephone: +33 (0)1 44 77 80 07 – only automated information, only in French
Website: www.musee-orangerie.fr
Email: information-orangerie@culture.gouv.fr

To get around the steps leading from the street to the Orangerie Museum entrance, you will have to go through the garden and go up this ramp.  You can choose between cobblestones with 3 star smoothness or gravel with 3 star firmness….not an easy choice!  I was able to do it in my wheelchair but some people may want assistance:

There is a ramped entrance on the side of the building:

 

The famous Monet water lilly seriers has step-free access. The elevator going down to the other exhibits is large enough for a wheelchair.

 

1.25 km route from exit of Louvre Museum to Orangerie Museum. The route through the Tuileries Garden is over crushed gravel with 5 star firmness.

1.0 km route from Orsay Museum to Orangerie Museum:

There aren’t many handiapped parking spots nearby, but here is where they are located:

 

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