When someone says Monet, I tend to think “Giverny”. However, true Monet aficionados go to the Marmottan in Paris, which houses the largest collection of Monets in the world, plus other Impressionists (Berthe Morisot, Degas, Caillebotte, Pissarro, Renoir, and so on). Like so many others, this museum is also a former mansion, built by the Duc de Valmy. Just once, I would like to live in a mansion!
The Impressionists are strangely complemented by a huge colection of First Empire art and artifacts, collected by Paul Marmottan + 313 miniatures.
By the way, Monet’s second son, Michel donated his father’s paintings to make this the world’s largest collection.
So, immerse yourself in Impressionists and go to:
2 rue Louis Boilly 75016 Paris
Metro: Muette ): Ligne 9, Pont de Sevres-Maire de Montreuil
RER: Boulainviller (Ligne C)
Autobus: 22 Opera (rue Gluck) – Porte de St. Cloud
32 Gare de l’Est – Port de Passy
52 Republique – Pont de St. Cloud
Take a virtual tour at: http://www.marmottan.com/
The museum is open every day except Mondays and January 1, May 1, and December 25th, from 11h – 18 h (6 p.m.), Tuesdays until 9 p.m.
The third Tuesday of the month features a music concert from 7:30 – 10:30.
Surround yourself with art and music. Also, the local architecture is fantastic – very Belle Epoque. Typical of Paris – art, music, architecture, and probably great food all in one place. Let’s go!