Top 5 Impressionist Museums in Paris 


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During the second half of the 19th century, the idea of recovering their artistic independence began to take shape among a group of painters.

Instead of painting a tangible object, the idea was to capture a moment in time.

Top 5 Impressionist Museums in Paris

If you are interested in learning more about this fascinating period in art history, you can find museums in Paris with Impressionist art.

Musée d’Orsay

It houses the French national collection of impressionist, post-impressionist, and art nouveau works.

For two decades, the government worked to transform its magnificent structure into the main gallery of French art created between 1848 and 1914. Today, the ground floor houses the first works of the period, while the second floor houses the art nouveau and sculpture rooms.

Orangerie Museum

Today, this small but cozy museum houses an excellent collection of impressionist paintings, including some of Monet’s masterpieces.

Marmottan Monet Museum

It houses the world’s most extensive collection of Claude Monet.

Petit Palais

It is also known as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris. It exhibits art collections from Antiquity to 1920, bringing together realist and impressionist works.

Rodin Museum

The museum exhibits a large part of Auguste Rodin's works. The museum also shows paintings, drawings, engravings, and works by his student, model, and muse Camille Claudel.

Giverny (Not a Museum)

Once you have seen the gardens and Monet’s Nymphs in the Impressionist museums in Paris, you may be in the mood to visit Giverny.

Visiting the Impressionist Museums in Paris

If you want to visit these museums or others in the French capital during your trip, I recommend you get the Paris Museum Pass.

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