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“Great small museum”
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Musee Marmottan
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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.
Helsinki, Finland
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“Great small museum”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

I keep coming back to this wonderful museum time and time again. Fantastic Claude Monet paintings in a beautiful building that is worth the visit in itself!

Visited January 2013
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fort lee, nj
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“who knew that Napoleon had sisters”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

First, down stairs is the home of Monets "Impression" picture, that gave the name to a movement. This area has a wonderful collection of his works. But upstairs, they now have an incredible, beautiful exhibit devoted to Naspoleon's sisters. His philosophy was to export French savoir faire to other countries and he had his sisters married well to achieve this.

Visited November 2013
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“A virtually unknown gem”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

We've visited Paris many times but had not seen the Orangerie since it reopened and wanted to see some little-known museums on our brief stay. We're astounded the Marmottan does not receive more publicity.

Yes, it's off the path. Yes, it's priced like the Orangerie. But my goodness what you receive: a superb, unhurried, sparsely-peopled opportunity to see a huge collection of Monet plus some prime bonuses in the permanent collection.

We were only passingly familiar with the work of Morisot but appreciate her much more now. There are also Manets and other works from the Marmottan collection plus visiting exhibitions. All of this presented in the rooms of the elegant mansion and a specially-constructed underground area that will evoke the Orangerie environment but in an even warmer, more intimate way. We spent a full hour in the basement and the artist's favorite environment - the gardens at Giverny.

This is where Monet's estate landed. It's a private foundation that owns the museum. Yes, there are paintings often out on tour but this museum is surprisingly convenient to reach. It's just inside the Metro zone 1 at La Muette. It's a short walk through a ritzy neighborhood. If you walk just a block beyond the museum you're on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne. We took the RER back to some shopping afterward. Frankly, as we approached the museum we thought we were lost because there was no line, none, at the entrance.

Highly recommended.

Visited December 2013
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“Quality counts”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

If you were discouraged by negative reviews and considered giving this museum a miss, do perish that thought. The collection of Monet paintings though not overwhelmingly many, more than satisfy. After all, quality counts more than quantity. I find the permanent Monet collection way more interesting and impressive than the temporary exhibition and would have still enjoyed the visit immensely even if there were just the permanent collection. Enjoy the museum itself, a beautiful and peaceful place for quiet contemplation of Monet's interpretation of beauty. Get on Chaussee de La Muette once you exit La Muette metro station and you should arrive at the museum in no more than ten minutes. After the visit, enjoy some shopping along rue de Passy.

Visited December 2013
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“Go Elsewhere”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Unless you would like to see the special exhibition which they have on at the moment or particularly wish to see Impression of Sunrise go elsewhere. The museum has lent out many of its star paintings to a foreign exhibition. There are Monets still there of course - water lilies and the iconic painting from which Impressionism gets its name beautifully displayed. But this is an expensive museum and you will get much better value for your money and your time - since it takes a while to get there - at the Orsay or the Louvre or the Orangerie for example. Spent many happy hours there several years ago but the star paintings were there then. Very disappointing.

Visited December 2013
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