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Musée Marmottan Monet

  • 2 rue Louis-Boilly Map It
  • Western Paris
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Musee Marmottan-Monet, Paris France

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/imd_paint/3198106185/">Musée Marmottan-Monet</a> by Daniela Ionesco

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

This underrated museum boasts the largest collection of Monet's work anywhere. More than 100 pieces, donated by his son Michel, occupy a specially built basement gallery in an elegant 19th-century mansion, which was once the hunting lodge of the Duke de Valmy. Among them you can find such works as the Cathédrale de Rouen series (1892–96) and Impression: Soleil Levant (Impression: Sunrise, 1872), the painting that helped give the Impressionist movement its name. Other exhibits include letters exchanged by Impressionist painters Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. Upstairs, the mansion still feels like a graciously decorated private home. Empire furnishings fill the salons overlooking the Jardin du Ranelagh on one side and the private yard on the other. There's also a captivating room of illuminated medieval manuscripts. To best understand the collection's context, buy an English-language catalog in the museum shop on your way in.

Sight Information

Address:

2 rue Louis-Boilly, Paris, 75016, France

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Phone:

/01–44–96–50–33

Website: www.marmottan.fr

Sight Details:

  • €11
  • Wed. and Fri.–Sun. 10–6, Thurs. 10–9

Published 06/25/2015

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