Musée Marmottan Monet
Visiting the Musée Marmottan Monet entails taking a fascinating step back in time. This gorgeous mansion offers the public a unique opportunity to admire, in a room designed specially for the purpose, a collection of almost 100 canvases by Claude Monet – including some of the artist’s masterpieces. Be sure to start with the iconic “Impression, Rising Sun”, the work that gave the Impressionist movement its name.
The paintings, bequeathed by the artist’s family, came from Monet’s house in Giverny and are presented in a 200m2 room dedicated to the master’s works. You can admire canvases he painted in Normandy (“Rouen Cathedral at the End of Day, Sunlight Effect”), in Paris (“Pont de l’Europe, Gare Saint-Lazare”), London (“Houses of Parliament, Reflections on the Thames”) and, of course, Giverny (“Japanese Bridge”), as well as an incomparable series of Water Lilies. Alongside these masterpieces you can also admire the artist’s sketchbooks, palettes, letters, photographs and personal objects.
The artistic journey doesn’t stop there. As well as the Monets, you will discover all the great names in Impressionist painting. As you stroll through the beautiful rooms, you can admire works by masters including Eugène Boudin, Camille Corot, Caillebotte, Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Edgar Degas, Auguste Rodin, Paul Signac and Édouard Manet, making this museum a must-see. It also holds the world’s largest collection of works by the illustrious Berthe Morisot.
The museum was originally owned by the great collector Paul Marmottan, who bequeathed his mansion to the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Open to the public since 1934, the museum originally exhibited Marmottan’s impressive Empire style decorative arts collection. Today, it can still be admired within the house’s sumptuous setting, with its elegant chevron parquet and crystal chandeliers. Over the past century, the museum has continued to enrich its collection thanks to numerous donations – notably by Michel Monet, Monet’s second son. After your visit, take a peek around the museum bookstore, which has an extensive selection of books dedicated to Impressionism as well as a wide choice of stationery, gifts, reproductions, jewellery, t-shirts and DVDs.
Access and contact
Metro Line 9 : La Muette station
RER Line C : Boulainvilliers station
Bus Line 22 : La Muette – Boulainvilliers station Line 32 : Louis Boilly station Line 52 : La Muette – Boulainvilliers station Line 63 : Porte de la Muette station Line P.C. 1 : Ernest Hebert ou Porte de Passy station
Parking Vinci Park Passy 78 Rue de Passy, 75016 Paris
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 7 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. As we ease lockdown, the museum is adapting its opening hours.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm (last admissions: 6.30 pm) Late nights: Tuesday and thursday, to 9 pm (last admission: 8.30 pm) Conference visits at 10 am (reservation only).
Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.
- Full price: 12 € Reduced price: 8.50 € (Moins de 18 ans Etudiants de moins de 25 ans Enseignants Accompagnateurs de personnes handicapées Membres des Amis du Louvre).
Free entry for children < 7 years, accompanying guides, disabled people. Group rate available for > 15 people.
Free for Journalists upon presentation of a receipt.
Documentation languages (home)
Bulletin board languages
Single mean time tour90 mins
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Hearing disability
- Doors >=77 cm wide
- Internal doors with easy openings
- Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
- WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
- Site, building partially accessible
- Visual alarm with flash light
- Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance