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 Visit
Official Website: Musée Marmottan MonetFee: Yes
Jennifer O. Aug-17-2020
This is my very favorite museum in the world, special in so many ways. It has the beautiful late work of Monet's waterlilies that he gave as a gift to... Read More
Mark M. Sep-07-2019
An amazing museum with all kinds of Monet artwork! It's three floors, don't forget to check out the beautiful works of art in the basement under the gift... Read More
Anahita Y. Sep-15-2019
This museum is a must see for any Claude Monet fan! They have the largest collection of Monet's work in the world and devote almost an entire floor to his... Read More
Accommodations near Musée Marmottan Monet:
|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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