Friday, January 28, 2011

Musée Marmottan Monet

The Musée Marmottan Monet is one of my favorite museums in Paris.
It is a little off the beaten path from many of the more well known museums, 
but it should definitely not be missed. 
Located in the quiet residential area of the 16th,  the former hunting lodge is the 
perfect setting for the world renowned artwork 
  



 


The specially constructed Monet Salon is spectacular


A lovely painting by Berthe Morisot, a contemporary of Monet

A marvelous place to while away some time...





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22 comments:

claudia b said...

Merci for this tidbit, I will put it on my list to visit for the next time I am in Paris!

Madelief said...

Hi Mimi,

This sounds like in interesting museum. We will be visiting Paris in July. This may be a good place to visit!

Happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Deja Pseu said...

This is my favorite Impressionist museum as well. It's so carefully curated, and every piece is worthwhile. The collection is a nice size, and not so huge as to be overwhelming. I really enjoyed seeing the Berthe Morisot works and learning more about her life.

My Grama's Soul said...

I had no idea that was even there. I just might have to try to return to Paris just for this experience. (O:

Xo

Jo

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Mimi,
I have longed to see the huge Monet mural since I saw it in an art book when I was a child! It will be on our to-do list the next time we visit!

Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

Betty

Dianne said...

Bonjour Mimi - I love the beautiful waterlilly painting it must have taken Monet many hours to complete that beautiful art-work. Thanks for sharing your day with us.
xx
Dianne

Jacqueline said...

Bonsoir Mimi,
Such a beautiful museum in such a wonderful building ....the Monet Salon is just fantastic isn't it ? It's so lovely to have such culture on one's doorstep.
I'm sure that I could while away a great deal of time there. XXXX

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a gorgeous Musée! Like all the buildings of Paris, it is so grand and magical.

parisapartment said...

Oooh a new place to explore, promise me we'll go together!
I just wanted to let you know I blogged about your new mag, stop by if you get a chance! xc

Lancerika said...

FabuleuX post!
A place to get lost
inside the most beautiful
Paintings ever!
Merci Belle Mimi for sharing
this Parisian tresor with us!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour beautiful MIMI! You live in a museum and your daily walks, excursions ALONE are a tour of the greatest art in modern times!!!! MILLE BISES MA BELLE! Anita

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love knowing about these little museums off the beaten path. What a lovely painting of Berthe Morisot. It's interesting that the French Impressionists painted each other and some did their own portraits as well.
Sam

All things nice... said...

Mimi,

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog,I have never been to that museum but it looks wonderful. I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the onset of spring time

All things nice...

F.L.A. said...

I love Impressionists... When i will be in Paris i will go visiting for sure. Thanks!

Cathy said...

I'm happy to know about this museum, Mimi. I'm planning a trip to Paris in April and will add this to my itinerary. I do love the French Impressionists.

Zaira said...

Hi Mimi!
I was lucky to visit Musée Marmottan and some great Monet paintings. Have you been to the super exhibition? I was so sad of missing such a must in Paris!!! :)

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I've been to Paris for oh so many times, and have always wanted to visit the Musee Marmottan, but it has just not happened. I'm putting it at the top of the list for next trip--thanks for the recommendation!

Bonne semaine,
Debi

Gloria said...

Hola Mimi,Que bello lugar! Y la obra de Monet es mi locura!!! Ver los Nenúfares, es un momento de belleza y de paz! Yo hace un tiempo le dediqué un post.Besos, Gloria.

Janny said...

Beautiful romantic paintings

Merci beaucoup!

Janny

classic • casual • home said...

We will have to check it out in April. We used to live in Paris and I can't believe I missed this one.
Merci.
Mary Ann

Claire said...

Hello Mimi! :)
Thank You so much for your comment! I love books, Jane Austen and Art too! (I know so well Madame Morisot, and my fav Degas! Love Impressionism!)
I'll follow you on your nice blog!
Kisses!
Claire

Gerry Robinson said...

Musée Marmottan Monet is one of my favorite places too. I visited on 22 April 2011 and took a friend and after 45 minutes headed to the underground room to see the Monet water lilies. They are all gone! They have an exposition of a modern French artist in that space. There are three or four classic Mone's on the first floor/ It's Musee Marmottan sans Monet