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  Musée Marmottan Monet
by BeatChick

While away 2 lovely hours at the Marmottan, a museum in the 16th arrondissement of Paris that holds one of the best collections of Monets in the world.

Perhaps you'll get a chance to discuss the artwork with the docent: Monet, Manet, Berthe Morisot, Pisarro, Caillebotte. The knowledgable docent will tell you about the many periods of Monet and his influences on different styles of painting due to his changing styles throughout his life.

Notice that earlier works of Monet are more pastel and very much typical of the Impressionist style, while the later works border on the Expressionist with his many bold, garish colors that look Jackson Pollackesque when viewed up close & then "blend" into a recognizable scene when viewed much further away. You'll discover first-hand how Monet losing his eyesight later on in life affected his choice of colors rendering them almost as unrecognizable scenes.

10am- 6pm (except Mondays)
Registers close at 5.30pm
Closed Mondays,January 1,May 1, Christmas

Full price: 6.50?
Reduced price: 4? (students under 25, amis du Louvre?)
Children under 8: FREE

E-mail: marmottan@marmottan.com

Does not accept the Carte Musées et Monuments.

Click here for a photo of the Marmottan.

Photo: August 2005

Address: 2, rue Louis-Boilly, 75016 Paris

#9 Metro to La Muette stop in the 16th arr. Walk down chaussée de la Muette, continue thru ave du Ranelagh parc area (lovely refreshing shaded spot), turn right on ave Raphaël & left on rue Louis-Boilly. See that mansion? That's the Marmottan!

othercontact: 01 40 50 65 84 fax#
Phone: 01 44 96 50 33
Website: http://www.marmottan.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 29, 2005
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