The museum Marmottan Monet is a former hunting lodge in the 16th arrondissement houses an incredibly rich collection of artworks by artists such as Monet, Manet, and Degas to name just a few.

What’s great about this space is the relatively few amounts of people who frequent it compared to other museums such as the Musee Orangeries located near the Tuileries. If there is any museum we consider to be a hidden gem in the city, it is the Marmottan Monet. With an eclectic mix of the former grand splendor of previous inhabitants, the permanent collection of largely Impressionist works and frequently marvelous temporary exhibitions, this is a museum to check out when you want to get away from the clamoring crowds whispering their opinions about the work on view a bit too loudly. At the moment, an exhibition on the works of Camille Pissarro is running until July 2nd. Open late until 9pm/21h on Thursdays, this is a museum that may have flown under your radar but certainly deserves an afternoon of awe.

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