Set in a marvellous Empire-Style decor townhouse, the musee Marmottan-Monet has over one hundred canvases painted by the master of the Impressionism, Claude Monet. From his early career at le Havre, to his last period at Giverny, an evolution of his art is on display at the museum. His collection of artworks donated by his last son, reflects his friendship with other artists. Apart from the Impressionists, one section is dedicated to medieval illuminations, a rare permanent exhibition of this kind in a museum.
Berthe Morisot is one of the very few women who was introduced to the Impressionist group. She was able to participate in their exhibitions since the beginning. Musee Marmottan-Monet has the largest collection of her works in Paris. The tour is of course focused on her career but also on several other women including the sisters of Napoleon.
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My favorite museums
The Louvre is for sure the most famous museum in Paris but there are some less visited places also worthwhile. I recommand you to visit Jacquemart-Andre museum which offers at the same time some fantastic Renaissance art pieces, furniture and decor dating back to the 18th century. This is one of the most marvellous mansions of Paris, where many receptions were made in the 19th century. Let me explain you the extraordinary life of Nelie Jacquemart who was one of the few female painters of the period. Rodin museum is also one of my favourite museum for its setting, its peaceful garden and the fantastic works done by one of the major sculptor of France. Camille Claudel, Rodin’s student and lover was an excellent artist too. Get a specific tour related with these exceptional women in both museums. And last but not least, the Musee d’Orsay where women are so often represented.