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

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • 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

Directions

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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Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5Marmottan Monet Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating Beautiful musee. Lived all the different artist

Kim Hicks - 8 days ago

4 Star Rating Very calm and beautiful house. The collection of Monet was also awesome. However, it is very difficult to visit by public transportation.

Juno Bae - 20 days ago

4 Star Rating Great experience, it has a nice store; but if you want to see the panoramic paintings by Monet, you must go to Orangerie Musuem. Musée Marmottan Monet is located at 2, rue Louis Boilly in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It features a collection of over three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Claude Monet (with the largest collection of his works in the world), Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In addition it houses the Wildenstein Collection of illuminated manuscripts and the Jules and Paul Marmottan collection of Napoleonic era art and furniture as well as Italian and Flemish primitive paintings.

Mehrshad Dehestani - 22 days ago

2 Star Rating The museum opening hours doesn’t follow information given at the website. The webpage informs closing time at 6pm and you can enter till 5:30pm. However, the staff at the museum make sure you do not enter after 5 and you have to leave the museum earlier than the official 6pm, they close the galleries at 5:40. Me and my sister arrived at 5pm and the staff at the door entrance did not allowed us to get in, saying that the museum was closed. After discussion ( 15 min long) and showing the web informations they finally let us to get in, although they kept insisting that the museum was going to close at 5:45pm. Disappointing visit to this place. The museum is small and you do not need more than one hour to see the collection.

clovis cunha - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Fabulous temporary exhibition, Monet, the Collector. This in my very favorite museum, but in recent years, it's been packed every time I've been, and today - at the end of November - was no exception. It's a shame, too, that limited cloakroom space means everyone is carrying bulky coats.. These are trivial complaints compared to the excellence of the collection and exhibitions shown here, however.

Keith Aitchison - 2 months ago

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Slideshow show some of the paintings by Monet at the Musée Marmottan

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