The Musée Marmottan is distinctly known as the museum of Monet; this as a result of the fact that this particular museum houses by far the biggest collection of Claude Monet's paintings of any museum in the world today. The Musée Marmottan also houses works by a number of other great artists. The list of famous painters includes works of art by Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and Paul Signac, Paul Gauguin, Pierre Auguste Renoir and many others.
The Musée Marmottan is situated in Paris on the corner of Rue Louis Boilly and was originally a hunting lodge for the Duke of Valmy. Jules Marmottan originally bought the corner house on the Bois de Boulogne and subsequently willed it to his son Paul Marmottan who had a great interest in Napoleonic era art and furniture. He began to collect many art pieces as well as furniture pieces. On his death, Paul Marmottan left his entire collection as well as his home to the Academie des Beaux-Arts, who subsequently opened the house, as well as the collection, to the public in 1934 as the Musée Marmottan in honour of the original owner of the structure.
It is very fortunate that this particular museum happens to possess the largest collection of the works of Monet in the world. This happened through two rather interesting incidents. Firstly the daughter of Doctor Georges de Bellio, the physician to Monet, Pissarro and Manet as well as a number of other Impressionist painters, left his entire collection of Monet and other impressionist works to the museum. The second fortunate incident was when Monet's youngest son Michel Monet left his entire collection of his father's works to the museum thus leaving the museum with the largest collection of Monet art works in the world. Of course, this is not the only reason to visit the Musée Marmottan; there is also a very interesting collection of Napoleon era furniture pieces to see as well.
This is definitely a must see for all those who love art and would like to see paintings by Monet and other great artists that will not be displayed in any other museum in the world.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes
Currently ClosedHours This Week:
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Address: 2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris, France
Phone: 01 44 96 50 33
Official Website: Musée Marmottan MonetMap of nearby accommodations:
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M9||La Muette||8 minutes|
|RER C||Avenue Henri Martin||11 minutes|
How to get to Musée Marmottan Monet by Metro / RER
By Metro: Take Metro line 9 to Lsa Muette Station and cross the road to your left when exiting and walk due west along Rue de Passy continuing west through the park on Chaussee de la Muette. When the road forks 3 ways continue straight down the middle on Avenue du Ranelagh. Go right on Avenue Raphael and then take the next left onto Rue Louis Boilly. The museum is just up from the corner.
By RER C: Exit at Avenue Henri Martin Station; follow the corner around to your right and follow the tree lined Avenue Henri Martin west crossing over to the south side at the first crosswalk. Continue to Blvd Suchet (there is a large green lawn directly across) and follow the curve to your left. Continue down Blvd Suchet staying right at the fork until you get to Rue Louis Boilly then follow it left to the museum entrance.
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Ratedout of 5
Your Asian staff in reception was extremely rude and horrible racist (please, don't misunderstand what I say. I'm also from Asia.) Many Asian people are saying in this review, that she always act irritated to them. unintentionally, she has her name up for her terrible attitude. It is a pity these incidents reduced Monet and your museum's reputation to a great extent. My dear museum, you would be better to dismiss her for you and your Monet.
안신영 - 1 day ago
It was beautiful! We took our 3 kids ages 3, 5, and 6. They absolutely loved it too. It was their first art museum. They were shushed a couple of times, but overall everyone was really great about having them there. They even got free audio guides!
Holly Patty - 1 month ago
This is one of my favorite museums. In one of my favorite neighborhoods of Paris. A very strong example of First Generation French Empire in a natural arrangement/setting that the viewer can freely explore. A beautiful home preserved in time. I do not agree with the removal of the period characteristics in the second half of the museum, but for lovers of Monet it was a must see. Security is very friendly and the entry fee is nearly free.
Blake Walker - 1 month ago
This place completely blew my mind. I've been to Paris a dozen times and for some reason missed this place until now. It has some of the most fantastic Monet's I've never seen and other incredible paintings as well. The staff is friendly and it's not expensive. I will return ASAP. Incredible.
Matt zebroski - 1 month ago
The museums in Paris can be daunting! This wonderful little treasure is just right for 90 minutes or more of your time. We were there on a day with very few tourists and we did not have to push our way through the crowds to see these beautiful works of art. I was able to sit and enjoy the beauty of Monet’s work!
Arye Berk - 2 months ago