The unusual team of two French thieves and a Japanese gangster resulted in a five year heist of the painting, Impression, Sunrise only to be recovered and permanently displayed at this museum, the Musée Marmottan Monet, alongside other stolen notables. However, the great boast of the museum is the largest collection of Claude Monet paintings in the world, and when the son of Monet decided to leave these priceless works to the Marmottan, the museum built an extravagant room worthy enough to host over 300 pieces of art by the great Impressionist.
Though it was once a hunting lodge to the Duke of Valmy, this grandiose building was transformed in 1934 into a space that continues to pay homage to a colorful and enriching feast of spectacular artwork including not only Monet, but a collection of illuminations and Post- Impressionist works that await any avid art lover or individual hoping to view the spirit of Parisian art and creativity, along with paintings both stolen and safely recovered.
Musée Marmottan Monet
2, rue Louis-Boilly -75016 Paris France – Phone : +33 1 44 96 50 33
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