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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 734 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: Musee Marmottan Claude Monet is nestled in on the east side of the Bois de Boulogne, by Ranelagh Park.  Housed in a 19th century townhouse, you will... more »
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Lawrence, Kansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This had to be one of my favorite museums in the whole world. I love Monet and had just visited Giverny home of Monet and his famous water lilies so seeing so much of his work was incredible. There was no wait and it was not crowded. More people should visit this collection

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Definitely not a tourist spot, it is closer to trocadero or the Eiffel Tower than the other tourist areas. The Monet's are in the basement (through the gift shop) of a lovely mansion . And they are gorgeous! It was well worth the taxi and entrance fee. We walked downhill back to the Seine area by small gardens and expensive... More

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Bangor, Maine
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I found this museum on a list of relatively unknown, but must-see, gems of Paris -- and they were right! You must see this, especially if you love Monet's work. Easy to get to via the Metro and a short walk (follow the signs on the streetlight posts). When I got there, there were no lines at all, and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We almost did not get to this because it's a bit out of the way compared to the central sights, but boy was in worth it. The biggest collection of Monet works in the world. Monet's work does not show up well in books so it's best seen live. His amazing brushwork and layers. Also a good collection of Berthe... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

No lines, no crowds: perfect! It's easy to access by subway. The Monet paintings are fantastic. Strongly recommend a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This great little museum showcases a lot of Monet's paintings but what I most appreciated was the side by side by side layout of the same object to really highlight how the light and time of day impacted how Monet depicted that object.

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San Francisco, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

"Hidden gem" is a cliché so I'll avoid that. :) Wonderfully-sized museum -- Was able to check it out with two young (10 and 8 yrs old) kids in tow relatively quickly. The scope of the Monet works at this museum was fantastic -- sketches/caricatures that he had done, paintings of Monet by his friends/contemporaries, and many works from over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited on a Thursday afternoon around 2pm in July (after the special exhibit). There were no lines and no crowds. Some of the areas were under renovation. Nevertheless, the artwork on the lower level is stunning including Soleil Levant, the piece to give Impressionism its name. It is unbelievably beautiful in person. Nice gift shop with a good selection... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A beautiful quiet museum near the Eiffel tower with 60+ Monets in a beautiful gallery which is not crowded. Forget fighting through the Musee d'Orsay come here first and actually have the space to stand back and view the pictures properly not through the back of people's heads. On the way stop off at the Boulangerie and Patisserie au Flute... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a lovely museum in a non-touristy neighborhood. The collection of Monet paintings is incredible (particularly the room with the different water lily paintings), and the building itself is beautiful and charming. A must for any fans of the Impressionists!

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