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Musee Marmottan

2 Rue Louis Boilly | 16th arrondissement, 75016 Paris, France (Passy)
01 44 96 50 33
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Ranked #25 of 797 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Located in a 19th-century mansion, this museum's fabulous collection of Impressionist paintings ranks second only behind the Musée d'Orsay.

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Marshall, TX
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is a not-to-be-missed museum if you love Monet and other impressionists, like Berthe Morisot. It's a small museum, built from the collection of several art lovers, some of it handed down through families of the artist. It's beautifully arranged, with good descriptions and excellent audio guide. I saw pieces that I have never even seen in books. The bottom... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Musee Marmottan has a unique permanent display of Monet's, donated by his son. It is an elegant mansion with beautiful furniture and other paintings, near metro station Muette and RER station Henri Martin, the Bois de Boulogne and a choice of elegant restaurants or good cafes nearby.

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Oak Park, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We were glad to have taken the trek to the 16th arrondissement to see this museum. While the term "gem" is getting a bit overused these days, this museum, truly, is a "gem" and is worth your time. We were impressed not only with the collection of Monets and by the space itself, but also by the other impressionist work.... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a small museum (compared to other museums in Paris) which still has a lot to offer. Clearly, Calude Monet's works and particularly 'Impression, Sunrise' are the heart of the museum. There is an exhibition going on (from September 2014 to January 2015) which, in celebration of the 140th anniversary of 'Impression' Sunrise', exposes different painting from museums around... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Hmm... I was a bit disappointed with the museum considering the raving reviews. The top floors are filled with the paintings by Berthe Morisot, which didn't really touch me. All Monets are confined to the basement. The main floor had an exhibit going, "Impression, Soleil Levant", which I enjoyed greatly, but the permanent collection in the basement is not the... More

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Why I haven't discovered this museum earlier, I don't know. I discovered it only in October 2011. I didn't see it during my last visit to Paris in October/November because it was too short and I was busy with other things but I definitely recommend it to Impressionists and Monet lovers. It is not that big and not on the... More

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This museum is in an lovely old hunting lodge and has the largest collection of Monet's work in the world.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went back for the second time on the last visit and am even more impressed. If you have time for only one small paris Museum this would be a great choice. The largest collection of Monet's paintings due to a bequest from the painters son Michel. Also works by the other main Impressionists. When I went 2 years ago I... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

How can anyone who comes to Paris miss this jewel of a museum? What a shrine to Monet, the greatest of the Impressionists...if not their "father." Very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Everyone loves to visit L'Orangerie for Monet's Water Lilies panels but I highly recommend Marmottan for a variety of impressionistic artwork. Most are from private collections and include artists such as Auguste Renoir, Camillle Pissaro, Edgar Degas, Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet and my favorite Alfred Sisley. If you are a fan of Impressionism then put this on your list. Not... More

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