3 Monet Museums in Paris

Best Places to See the Great Impressionist's Works

Author: The Traveling Professor/Thursday, February 23, 2017/Categories: Paris

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Musée de l'Orangerie 
Métro:  Concorde.  Bus: 24, 42, 52, 72, 73, 84, 94.
Museum Pass:  Yes.  Closed:  Tuesday.  
Located in the Tuileries Gardens, near Place de la Concorde.  It is a shrine to Monet’s Nymphéas (Water Lilies), displayed as they were intended to be.  However, the rest of the collection from a variety of artists like Frida Kahlo, Guillame, Modigliani, Cézanne and Picasso is exceptional. The video presentations are informative and worth seeing.  One of the top destinations in Paris.  Website:  www.musee-orangerie.fr.

Musée Marmottan
Métro: Muette.  Bus: 32.
Museum Pass: No – admission is €10.  Closed:  Monday.  Open late Thursday (7:30 p.m.). 
A museum containing some fabulous works of Impressionists, especially Monet, featuring his early works.  One of the best kept secrets in Paris.  A comprehensive collection of Monet’s paintings are displayed in a relaxing atmosphere, quite different from what is found at the Orsay.  Impressionist art lovers should not miss this museum.  A little bit out of the way.  No photos.  About 90 minutes to 2 hours. Website: www.marmottan.fr.

Musée d'Orsay
Métro: Solférino .  Bus: 24, 63, 68, 69, 73, 83, 84, 94.
Museum Pass: Yes.  Closed:  Monday.  Open late Thursdays until 9:45 p.m.
This grand museum is located in a former railroad station on the left bank.  The building is a work of art in itself.  Start at the top floor to be treated to the greatest treasury of Impressionist paintings to be seen. Don’t overlook Van Gogh and friends on the lower level.  The sculptures are magnificent.  Have lunch in the restaurant in the museum.  Crowded on weekends.  I recommend spending two half-days here.    Website: www.musee-orsay.fr.

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