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 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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Ratedout of 5
Breathtaking. Marvelous. Memorable. The display of Monet masterpieces is beyond description. Curated in a cool and quiet space below the main floor, it's a perfectly modeled space to thoughtfully and completely revel in the works of Claude Monet. Patrons are nearly silent as the artwork subsumes any need for words or chatter. The spacing given to each piece allows them to breathe, yet they all tie together as one. It's simply the best art museum experience of my life. The upper floors of the impressive home contain a vast display of masters from other artists. Stepping thru from room to room gives one a sense of what it must have been like hundreds of years ago to live in a nobleman's Parisian home. This is a must see for any visit to Paris.
Nils-Michael - 8 days ago
At 1st I was underwhelmed when I got into the museum but as I explored the facility further I found that the biggest gem hidden was in the basement as you see Monet's impression sunrise. There were any lines and the facilities are well maintained. It just different setting then what i was accustomed a museum to be. If you love monet you'd be dumb not to see this place.
christian helser - 11 days ago
A unique museum with various art works in a homely place and wonderful Monet works. Each visit we found also a special extra exhibition of some famous painters.
Rivka Glaubman - 21 days ago
Small but interesting museum. I enjoyed seeing some of the artwork (Monet, Renoir) hung on the wall of an "ordinary" room. There's also a fabulous room of Berthe Morisot paintings ... next door to a lovely portrait of her by Degas. Currently there's also a fine Corot exhibition, which leads to the main event; a beautiful collection of Monet paintings (downstairs). Tip: you can buy a combination ticket with Giverny & then enter the gardens there by the group entrance (no queue).
Brian M - 26 days ago
What a fabulous little museum. A comprehensive collection of Monet's works from the very first paintings to those of his last days. Peaceful. The gift shop here is pretty amazing too, a good place to buy some classy gifts.
Muna Nana - 3 months ago