Musee Marmottan Monet
Musee Marmottan Monet
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
About
Located in a 19th-century mansion, this museum's fabulous collection of Impressionist paintings ranks second only behind the Musée d'Orsay. Museum Marmottan Monet is the setting for the world's largest collection of works by Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot. As one of the foundations of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, the Musée Marmottan opened to the public on June 21, 1934. In keeping with its founder’s wishes, the small or ancillary rooms (kitchens, bathrooms, etc.) disappeared in order to create bigger spaces and facilitate visitor circulation. Apart from this physical adaptation, other changes awaited the museum as the aura of the Académie des Beaux-Arts attracted new donations and bequests. The museum enriched its collections and opened a new chapter in its history.
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  • Rockawaygirl
    Memphis, Tennessee118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Gem!
    Staying in the 16th Arrondissement for a conference, I was searching for things to do in the late afternoon without going too far away, and came across this museum which I had not previously heard of. It is in a beautiful, residential neighborhood full of parks, and a 10-15 minute walk from the shopping and dining in the Passy neighborhood. I was able to walk right up (no line) and while there were was a decent crowd inside, it was not uncomfortably crowded. There is artwork from a number of impressionists on the main floor, but the lower level took my breath away, with more than a dozen large Monet pieces. You can easily do this museum in less than two hours, before or after a relaxing lunch and stroll in the Passy. It is also open late on Thursday nights. I highly recommend it.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 13, 2023
  • TravelerAndrew
    Boston, Massachusetts126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must-Do for Monet Fans!
    If you are a fan of Monet, this is a MUST VISIT. The entire lower level of this beautiful house-turned-museum includes some of Monet’s largest and most notable works, including his Impression, Sunrise work, which is where the name “Impressionism” comes from. Also, the other two floors of the museum house some eclectic and intriguing pieces, including additional impressionist works, medieval manuscripts, decorative swords, and artifacts from the estate. It’s a bit out of the way if the hustle and bustle of the lower-numbered arrondissements, so it’s a nice quiet visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • claire r
    Paris, France6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed!!!
    This museum is a gem! We loved it! Beautiful Monet paintings, and so many unexpected things to discover, including the building itself. Not to be missed. We also enjoyed MYSE, something we never found anywhere else: you can select all your favourites and have your personal catalog, a brilliant idea!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Ariyya
    459 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely museum
    This museum is actually a beautiful house located in a residential area of Paris. Although famous for Monet's paintings, the lesser known ones are beautiful too, it has art by other artists too. It's also not crowded like other museums in Paris so you can enjoy the art in peace. Highly recommended!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 3, 2023
  • SeeTheW0rld62
    Sunnyvale, California2,058 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glad we visited here
    We had time for one more museum while we were in Paris and we decided to go to the Marmottan. I'm very glad that we did. We didn't have a time reserved but it wasn't a problem. We were there when it opened and immediately went to the bottom floor. It was wonderful seeing the beautiful Monet paintings without a crowd. It was a much better experience than our visit to Musee D'Orsay because it was packed with people. The Marmottan is definitely worth a visit if you like Monet's art.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • IrishJohnB
    134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great collection of Monet’s works
    This museum is for those who love Claude Monet. They also have a large collection of Berthe Morisot’s paintings, but we were disappointed that only a handful of her pictures were displayed. If you have already seen the Monets at the Orsay and the Orangerie, and still want more, this is worth the visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Traveler of the Galaxy
    404 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small museum that's worth a visit if you have seen the major.museums or love Monet.
    Lovely small museum featuring Monet paintings owned by the artist at the time of his death. His best and most famous works are elsewhere. But "Impression - Sunrise" is here. The title of the painting gave Impressionism its name. So it's worth a visit just to see that. The works of other artists are also displayed. Not a museum for those who have only a few days in Paris or forfirst-timers. But when you have been to the major museums, this is certainly worth a visit. Audio guides are available at an extra cost.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 22, 2023
  • PRS48
    Brisbane, Australia164 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Intimate and beautiful museum.
    Well worth the metro trip out from central Paris to see some of Monet's most famous works in a superb setting. Berthe Morisot is also well represented here. The surrounding area is most attractive.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 2, 2023
  • John K
    Perth, Australia330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful.
    Delightful selection of Monet's work, straddling early and later works. All very enjoyable and housed in a very pleasant building. Really worth the visit and the suburb the museum is in is well worth a stroll around too.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 13, 2023
  • Max
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Musee Marmottan and MYSE
    It is a beautiful museum, in which we discovered hidden gems such as paintings by Monet that I had never seen before. An idyllic ambience. The icing of the cake was to become acquainted with a facility called MYSE that enabled us to choose the items in the museum that we wanted to remember most, have our personal custom-made catalogue hastily printed before departure from the museum. An ingenious concept that would be much appreciated if available in other museums.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 3, 2023
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Rick C
Irving, TX457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Located in an old château, this museum truly is a hidden gem in the hustle and bustle of Paris. It's in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance from both the bus and the metro.

The museum houses mostly works by Monet, but there are works by other artists as well. The audio guide is superb and well worth the additional fee as it gives context to many of the works of art.

When we visited, they had a special exhibition on Piet Mondrian that was very interesting and it runs until 26 January 2020.

If you're an art lover, you must definitely visit this museum. While the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay are superb, the Marmottan is well worth the admission and because it's less crowded, you can take your time enjoying the art.
Written January 8, 2020
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RDS61
Chester, UK1,990 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Friends
Although not Paris’ best known gallery it is well worth a visit. The whole of the basement is dedicated to Monet with a large display of his paintings. The upper floors have works from a number of artists. The gallery has a gift shop and entry is €14 per person
Written January 25, 2020
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ausdragon
Cambridge, UK39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Not the easiest museum to get to. (We'd recommend taking the bus as the nearest Metro station is quite some walk. Unless, of course, you can afford a taxi!). The exterior is slightly deceptive - you wouldn't think it's the home to the largest collection of Monet paintings in the world. But it is, along with the largest number of paintings by Berthe Morrisot, one of the few female Impressionist painters. There are also paintings by other male Impressionist painters including Sisley and Renoir, although for some reason we didn't see many of them. Can only assume they were in the gallery that had been closed off while a new exhibition was being mounted. So, slight disappointment at that but still an extraordinary experience to see so many Monets. They range across his career so begin with a couple of female portraits then on to the more familiar landscapes. There's 'Impression: Sunrise', the painting that gave the Impressionists their name. A variety of 'Japanese Bridges' and 'Water Lilies', which become increasingly abstract as he tried to see how abstract he could make a painting without the subject becoming completely unrecognisable. There's a group of paintings of the same tree, painted at different times of the day to catch the different colours. For Monet fans this must be close to heaven! But the reason this museum is ranked as 'Very Good' instead of 'Excellent' is because of the unfriendliness of the staff.
Written February 11, 2020
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dar268
Greater London, UK183 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Good stuff first, the Marmottan is a lovely museum which runs two excellent temporary exhibitions a year and has a top notch permanent collection with the largest collections of Monet and Morisot of any museum. Now that’s out the way, a big gripe… the customer service is really bad. No coats or small umbrellas are allowed in the cloakroom so I had to drag my winter jacket, scarf and soaking umbrella through the museum. To be fair, they gave me a little plastic bag for my brollie #generous. Ok so it’s most definitely a first-world problem but if I’m going to pay 20 euros for an exhibition plus audio guide, I would be grateful to be treated like a valued customer rather than an inconvenience. But still go to the museum, it has great art.
Written December 22, 2022
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baruj s
Miami, FL96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
The Museum is located on the East side of Paris, a bit away from the center. It is not a big Museum but worth a visit for those people that love the work of Monet. Bus #63 takes you to the end of its route and drops you a few hundred feet from the entrance to the Museum. I consider this a worthwhile visit.
Written March 10, 2020
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Jane J
Perth, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My daughters and I loved the Marmottan. Fantastic collection, with the Monet’s displayed in a purpose built space in the basement and the other works above. A highlight was Monet’s Impression Sunrise. Bertha Morisot’s work is also fantastic, and a highlight of the trip. The museum also holds a good collection of impressionist and post-impressionist work. Would be a great option if you’ve already visited the Musee d’Orsay, but also great for younger family members who might not be able to cope with the size of the Orsay..
Written February 6, 2020
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Andre L
Ottawa, Canada40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
wows had been in Paris many times but never visited that museum. wow what a great experience in an family house conveted into a museum where you can reveal for hours with Monet. If you like a few hours in a museum that does not ovwewhekme you this is the place.. It is close to magnificent gardens
Written February 11, 2020
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PDLJ
Brooklyn, NY72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
How did we not see this place in all of our prior visits to Paris? This is a small museum in the 16th. It's a former private residence (hunting lodge) with an excellent collection of Monets in a custom gallery on the lower level. Above that are the former private residence rooms of a family that collected art. The rooms are also used to display works that the museum has acquired over time. It's a very pleasant 1 to 2 hours and the Monets are not to be missed if you're in Paris.
Written February 28, 2020
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Endjin J
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Just for your information (which is not mentioned anywhere)… if you purchase 5pm tickets on Saturday be assured that you only get 45 minutes entrance time. The museum closes at 6pm but that means that visitors have to leave at 5:45pm in order for the staff to rush home at 6pm. We were kicked out befrore we had a chance to see the last floor. We did make a point and asked for a note or something on our tickets to be able to come back to see just that one floor… in return we were asked if we are Russians 🤷‍♀️ (no idea what that has to do with our case). After demanding a logical answer as to why even sell 5pm tickets and delaying their 6pm departure home we did get an invitation to return back, for which we are thankful. But if you don’t live in Paris and have no chance to return, just take the booking time under consideration. Museum is awesome.
Written June 5, 2021
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HelenKitten75
Greater London, UK65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Had to wait ages to get in, it felt like there weren't enough staff for how busy it was. However, it is a beautiful building, beautifully decorated and furnished.

The Monet exhibition is interesting and so many familiar waterlily paintings. The Mondrian special exhibition was fantastic too, well explained and a large variety of paintings throughout his career.
Written February 2, 2020
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