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Musee Marmottan Monet - Resources for Art Lovers

Updated on December 17, 2014
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Katherine loves art history and visits art galleries and museums on a regular basis. She also writes exhibition reviews.

Find out about the Muse Marmottan Monet

See famous paintings by Monet at the Muse Marmottan Monet in Paris.

It's the home of "Impression Sunrise" and the largest collections of Monet paintings in any art museum anywhere in the world.

It also has Impressionist paintings by artists such as Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

If you intend to travel to Paris, France and love art this is a 'must see' museum. However note that the Muse Marmottan is not covered by the museum pass

Image: This is one of the key works of art owned by the Museum - Impression, soleil levant, 1872 by Claude Monet [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Muse Marmottan Monet - official website

This is the official website of the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris, France

The Musee Marmottan Monet is home to the largest collection of Monet paintings anywhere in the world. The collection possesses three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Claude Monet

Additional features include

  • work by Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, douard Manet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
  • 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.

Plan of the Museum

Most of the Impressionist paintings and the Monets are in the BASEMENT - which is NOT obvious when you walk in as there is minimal signage

Inspired by the hall designed for Monet's Water Lilies murals in the Muse de l'Orangerie, a special exhibition space has been created for the Monet collection in a lower level of the museum. This is large, open room space which allows visitors to follow the significant stages of the Monet's path as a painter and follow the evolution of his technique and the progression of his work, as well as to view his canvases both up close and from afar.

Art Collections in the Muse Marmottan Monet

The Muse Marmottan Monet's claim to fame is that it is the home to the largest collection of Monet paintings anywhere in the world which includes the iconic Impression Sunrise.

The collection includes some three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Claude Monet - including a major donation by Monet's descendents. It should be noted that not all are on display at the same time and works are frequently requested for other exhibitions.

Impression, soleil levant (Impression Sunrise) 1872 by Claude Monet - this is the painting that gave rise to the term "Impressionism"
Impression, soleil levant (Impression Sunrise) 1872 by Claude Monet - this is the painting that gave rise to the term "Impressionism" | Source

Besides 'Impression Sunrise', the Monet Collection also includes:

  • paintings from the Normandy coast and the beach at Trouville
  • views of Paris: the Tuileries, the Saint-Lazare station;
  • Views of London: the Houses of Parliament and Charing Cross Bridge;
  • Views of the garden at Giverny - including paintings of the water lilies, Japanese bridges, and rose alleys

Nymphéas 1915 by Claude Monet
Nymphéas 1915 by Claude Monet | Source
'Girl with Greyhound' (1893) by Berthe Morisot
'Girl with Greyhound' (1893) by Berthe Morisot | Source
'Claude Monet Reading' by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
'Claude Monet Reading' by Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Source
Roses Trmires (1884) by Berthe Morisot
Roses Trmires (1884) by Berthe Morisot | Source

Catalogues of Monet's works in the Musee Marmottan Monet

The Musee Marmatton Monet  by I, Sailko [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-2.5],
The Musee Marmatton Monet by I, Sailko [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-2.5], | Source

Location of the Musee Marmottan Monet

A
2, rue Louis-Boilly -75016 Paris France:
2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris, France

get directions

Visit the Muse Marmottan Monet - address, how to get there and opening hours

The Museum is located in a former hunting lodge on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne.

Address: 2, rue Louis-Boilly -75016 Paris France

Phone: +33 1 44 96 50 33

The nearest mtro station is La Muette.

Opening hours: Daily: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Thursdays until 8 p.m. | Last entry 5.30 p.m.; 7.30 p.m. on Thursdays. Closed on Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th

Reservations are mandatory for group visits (up to 20 people) and can either be guided or self-guided.

Guides to the Art Museums in Paris

Including sites of special interest relating to Art

Artwise Paris Museum Map - Laminated Museum Map of Paris, FR
Artwise Paris Museum Map - Laminated Museum Map of Paris, FR

I found this very helpful on my last visit to Paris

 
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris

Paperback: 440 pagesPublisher: DK Travel; Fol Lam Pa edition (August 19, 2013)

 

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris

This is an ESSENTIAL book for every visit I make to Paris. It includes an excellent guide to the various museums of art.

Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 31 customer reviews)

Guide to Impressionist Paris: Nine Walking Tours to the Impressionist Painting Sites in Paris
Guide to Impressionist Paris: Nine Walking Tours to the Impressionist Painting Sites in Paris

Rated: 4.7 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)Nine walking tours of Paris, covering 80 locales used by the Impressionist painters in their cityscapes. One visits the exact locations that inspired painters such as Monet, Pissaro, and Renoir to create their paintings. Each tour begins with an overview of the walk and includes a map.

 
Artists in Residence: A Guide to the Homes and Studios of Eight 19th-Century Painters In and Around Paris Paperback with slip case
Artists in Residence: A Guide to the Homes and Studios of Eight 19th-Century Painters In and Around Paris Paperback with slip case

Open to the public, the homes and studios of eight celebrated nineteenth-century painters-Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Gustave Courbet, Eugne Delacroix, Gustave Moreau, Rosa Bonheur, Jean-Franois Millet, and Charles-Franois Daubigny

 

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      Delia 

      8 years ago

      Hello from a Squidoo Greeter! what a great lens, I love Monet and all the impressionists, I'm trying to lean towards painting more impressionistic...thanks for sharing!

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