Musée Marmottan Monet

Musée Marmottan Monet houses the biggest collection of Claude Monet's paintings of any museum in the world today

Sunrise by Monet at Musée Marmottan Monet
Sunrise by Monet at Musée Marmottan Monet cc licensed photo by Joaquín Martínez Rosado

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

Fee: Yes

Musée Marmottan Monet Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: 2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris, France

Phone: 01 44 96 50 33

Official Website: Musée Marmottan Monet

Musée Marmottan Monet Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Thanks to the recommendation of a friend I visited this quiet and inauspicious museum which nonetheless houses the world’s largest assemblage of the works of Monet, along with a small number of the works of other impressionist friends of Monet. The relative obscurity of this museum, located a bit away from the trendy tourist districts, results in a much quieter experience than visits to some of the more widely touted museums. Here I was able to enjoy in peace and quiet a number of Monet’s finest paintings without being overwhelmed by the scale of a massive collection of art spread over thousands of feet of floor space. If you like to bask in the work of an artist and be able to quietly contemplate and study each of your favorite paintings, and if you love Monet’s work, it would be hard to top a visit to this lovely private museum.
Reginald Williams - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating It’s definitely a hidden gem and treasure museum! It’s really rare and underrated museum doesn’t like the other in the 1st arrondissement area. But totally worth the visit. You can see the beautiful artworks paintings of Claude Monet and also his son Michael Monet, and not another great artists like Berthe Morisot and family.
Putri Dumadi - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Great to see some of Monet's work which is located in the basement, through the gift shop. Had to ask. Not very busy either since it is off the beaten path. They provide free lockers to store your bags and purses.
Matthew Christine Clark - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Very nice impressionist museum with a focus on Monet’s paintings. Buying tickets in advance recommended, although there wasn’t a line when we were there.
Diana Špoljar - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating A museum that houses the most of Monet’s work in the world is thankfully smaller than expected, quiet and not overwhelmed by other tourists. It’s wonderful to stare at and observe the separate abstracted elements of the paintings. Some interesting objects and paintings upstairs as well. Highly recommend! The surrounding neighborhood was probably my favorite in Paris. Quiet and beautiful.
Katerina Mo - 8 months ago

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Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M9La Muette8 minutes
RER CAvenue Henri Martin11 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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