Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) Tours
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Home to the world’s largest collection of works by Claude Monet, as well as numerous other Impressionist masterpieces, the Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) offers a lesson in art and history. That’s because it’s housed in a hunting lodge that once belonged to the Duke of Valmy, and its historic, opulent setting is a draw in itself.
The Marmottan Monet Museum dates back to 1882, when Jules Marmottan purchased the historic hunting lodge and filled it with his private art collection. The collection was expanded by his son Paul before being bequeathed to the Académie des Beaux-Arts. It grew significantly with several high-profile donations, including one by Claude Monet’s son in 1966.
Today, the museum’s collection features masterworks by Monet, Berthe Morisot, Paul Gauguin, Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and other Impressionist and post-Impressionist luminaries. It also owns the Wildenstein Collection of illuminated manuscripts. Small-group tours offer an intimate way to discover the museum’s highlights, while skip-the-line itineraries are suited for time-pressed visitors. Some itineraries even pair a museum visit with a trip to Monet’s home in Giverny.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The ground floor and lower level of the museum are accessible to those in wheelchairs, though the upper level is not.
- The museum’s basement galleries were designed to resemble those at the Musée de l’Orangerie, and also showcase Monet’s Water Lilies series.
- Audio guides are available in French and English for a small additional fee.
How to Get There
The Marmottan Monet Museum, located on Paris’ western edge, can be accessed by multiple forms of transportation. Take Métro line 9 to La Muette station, the RER C to Boulainvilliers station, or bus lines 22, 32, 52, 63. The museum can also be reached by rental bike, car, or foot.
When to Get There
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday with later hours on Thursdays. It is closed each year on Dec. 25, Jan. 1, and May 1. The museum hosts several temporary exhibitions each year; as such it is worth planning repeat visits.
One of the museum’s highlight works is Impression, Sunrise, a dreamy canvas painted by Claude Monet in 1872, which gave the Impressionist movement its name. Though the painting was stolen during a high-profile heist in 1985, it was later recovered and is on display today.
Address: 2 Rue Louis Boilly, Paris 75016, France
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3 Tours and Activities to Experience Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet)
Impressionist paintings in Paris? Orsay or Orangerie museum? These are the first places that come to people minds. But did you know that in Paris, in a hidden gem museum, you can find the largest collection of Monet's paintings in the worlds? With more than 100 paintings from Monet, including the world's famous "Impression, Sunrise" that gave the name to the Impressionist movement itself, this museum should definitely be on your list of things to see in Paris. Located in a beautiful "Hotel Particulier" in the sixteen district of Paris, the museum also boasts the largest collection in the world of Berthe Morisot paintings, as well as paintings by Caillebotte, Degas, Pissaro, Renoir, Sisley et Rodin. If that is not enough the museum also holds one of the world's largest collection of medieval illuminations. As an added bonus your ticket also includes access to the temporary exhibition. So get ready to get off the beaten track and see one of the best museums Paris has to offer!
Discover the birthplace of Impressionism and get creative yourself on this full-day, small-group tour from Paris. Enjoy skip-the-line access to Monet’s House and Gardens in Giverny; take part in a Monet-inspired cooking class; and then marvel at masterpieces in the Marmottan Museum in Paris. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Private and Luxury
Delve into the colorful and candid world of the Impressionists on this 2-hour small-group tour of the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris. Skip the line with a professional guide and explore the world's largest collection of works by Claude Monet, learning about the artist's life, legacy, and technical evolution as you work your way through the galleries. Gain insight into the greater Impressionist movement as you admire works by Monet's contemporaries such as Renoir, Degas, Manet, Gaugin, and Morisot. Group size is limited to just eight people for an intimate artistic experience.
Private Sightseeing Tours
Visit the Marmottan Monet Museum with an art historian, during a private tour lasting around 2 hours. The Musée Marmottan Monet opened its spaces to Impressionism in 1940, when it became home to Monet’s iconic "Impression, Sunrise". This painting, which has gone down in history for inspiring the name of the movement, was the foundation stone of the Museum’s Impressionist collections. The Museum hosts the world’s leading collection of works by Monet and offers a unique experience of his art in terms of both quantity and rarity, with artworks also from Caillebotte, Renoir, Gauguin, Pissarro, Morisot, Chagall, Manet, Corot, Sisley, Rodin...
Frequently Asked Questions
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Should I book Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) costs USD 33.70. Guided Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) tours start around USD 33.70 per person. See all 3 Marmottan Monet Museum (Musée Marmottan Monet) tickets and tours on Viator.
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