Originally a museum of the Empire period left to the state by collector Paul Marmottan, this old hunting pavilion has become a famed holder of Impressionist art thanks to two bequests: the first by the daughter of the doctor of Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Sisley and Renoir; the second by Monet's son Michel. Its Monet collection, the largest in the world, numbers 165 works, plus sketchbooks, palette and photos. A special circular room was created for the breathtaking late water lily canvases; upstairs are works by Renoir, Manet, Gauguin, Caillebotte and Berthe Morisot, 15th-century primitives, a Sèvres clock and a collection of First Empire furniture.
|Venue name:||Musée Marmottan-Monet|
2 rue Louis Boilly
|Opening hours:||11am-9pm Tue (last entry 8.30pm); 11am-6pm Wed-Sun (last entry 5.30pm)|
|Price:||€9; €5 reductions; free under-8s|
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