Enjoy a small group guided visit of the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris with our professional guide. You will see the largest collection of Monet paintings in the world : 94 paintings, 29 drawings including the famous Water Lillies, Impression Sunrise
Your guide will plunge you into Monet’s universe, you will immerse yourself into the emotional power of his art collections. Find out Monet’s masterpieces next to great works by other Impressionist Masters such as Renoir, Gauguin, and Manet, among others.
The Paul Marmottan / Empire Collection
Jules Marmottan acquired in 1882 a hunting lodge that had belonged to the Duke of Valmy, Christophe Kellermann. His son Paul lives there and enlarges the house for his private collection of art pieces and First Empire paintings.
In 1932, when he died, he bequeathed all to the State, the Fine Art's Academy. The Museum opened for the first time in 1934.
The Impressionist Collection
Dr. Georges de Bellion, nicknamed the "Impressionists's doctor", dreams of "building a gallery somewhere". With this in mind, he buys paintings to have "specimens of the various stages" of his painters. For this "imaginary museum" he keeps twenty-eight admirable paintings by Monet, ten landscapes by Pissaro, eight Renoir, four Cézanne, five Guillaumin, three Morisot, a Degas,an Eva Gonzales. His brutal death will not allow him to realize his project. In 1957, Victorine Donop de Monchy, his daughter definitively gave to the museum the eleven impressionist paintings (including Impression Sunrise) which remain from his father.
For nearly a century, the museum has benefited from legacies and donations of unrivaled scope.
The Monet Collection
In 1966, Michel Monet, the last direct descendant of Claude Monet, bequeaths his father's collection of paintings to the museum. The museum's architect and curator, Jacques Carlu, built a room under the park of the hotel inspired by the decorations of the Orangery Museum to receive this collection, inaugurated in 1970.
The Illuminations Collection
In 1980, Daniel Wildenstein offers the collection of illuminations of his father Georges Wildenstein. In 1980, Henri Duhem's adopted daughter donated the entire collection of his father's paintings to the museum.
The Morisot Collection
In 1996, the great-grandchildren of Berthe Morisot, Denis and Annie Rouart, through their foundation, left their collection (25 canvases, about fifty watercolors and the Impressionist collection of their grandmother). This makes the museum the repository of the world's first collection of works by Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot.