Travel: Paris 3, Musee Marmottan and the Latin Quarter to the Bastille

Today was another great day.  We visited an incredible museum, Musee Marmottan.  The collection is housed in a 19th century mansion.  It’s the largest collection of Monet’s paintings anywhere in the world.  It was the gift of Michel Monet, Claude Monet’s son.  The collection included Monet’s personal collection of Camille Pissarro, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley.

It is a “not to be missed” site by any art appreciation visitor to Paris.  Photography was permitted without flash much to our surprise.  Here’s some of our favorites.

Apologies:  The collection included too many to record details.

Gustave Caillebotte, Rue de Paris, 1877.
Portrait of Napoleon as a a child.
Still life by Gauguin.

The Monet’s:

The Water Lilies: (and at least a dozen more)

The House:

And of course, we rewarded ourselves with lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, Brasserie Balzar!

Following lunch we walked back to our apartment.  Total distance, 5 miles.

4 thoughts on “Travel: Paris 3, Musee Marmottan and the Latin Quarter to the Bastille”

  1. I cannot help being envious! What a wonderful day! The Marmottan is one of the best gems of Paris. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You’ve listed all the artists except the one who carved that perfectly sculpted figure in blue. It was placed beneath a lovely chandelier.
    It was nice to see a spot of color in that pristine space.

  3. What amazing colors were used in these paintings. Would one day love to visit here. In the meantime will work humbly on my own oils. N

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