Life is hard here in Paris, were now living more like the French than we want to.
No Water today! We woke to found no water, its not our apartment but rather the building. I when to the Bakery while Pat when to the grocery store to purchase water. We found out the water was turned off after midnight due to a Sewer problem and the plumber was to arrive at 0830 according the the building superintendent, we left here about 1430 and no plumber was seen on the property.
We headed off to the Musee Marmottan, the home of Claude Monet’s sons collection who died in 1966 in an auto accident and left his collection to the museum. Our purpose of the visit, hover, was to see an Impressionist collection of 100 pieces from private collection, some that we had never seen before. Some we were familiar with from previous catalogues but some we had never seen before.
Boules in the rain. It’s a very important game!
While walking from the bus stop we came across some Frenchmen playing Boules in the rain under umbrellas, this was a hardcore game, maybe even a grudge match. Ha Ha!
There was a long line, not sure why because the exhibit is here
Exhibit of 100 painting in private collections.
in Paris until July. The weather was rainy, at time, and cold with the temperature between 37-43 degrees depending on the wind. We waited the better part of two hours. We finally got into the heated space at about 4:30 PM, the museum is open on Thursday evening until 8:00 PM so there was no time problem.
Included in the exhibit:Bazille, Boudin, Caillebotte, Cassatt, Cezanne, Carot, Degas, Gonzales, Guillaumin, Jongking, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Rodin, and Sisley.
The Former hunting lodge of Christophe Edmond Kellerman, Duke of Valmy, the Marmottan Monet Museum was bought in 1882 by Jules Marmottan. His son Paul settled in it, and had another hunting lodge built to house his private collection of art pieces and First Empire paintings.
Upon his death he bequeathed all his collections, and his town house – which will become the Marmottan Monet Museum in 1934 – and the Boulogne Library’s rich historical archives to the French Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1957, the Marmottan Monet Museum received the private collection of Madame Victorine Donop de Monchy as a donation inherited from her father, Doctor Georges de Bellio, one of the first lovers’ of impressionism whose patients included Manet, Monet, Pissaro, Sisley, and Renoir.
In 1966, Michel Monet, the painter’s second son, bequeathed his property in Giverny to the French Academy of Fine Arts and his collection of paintings, inherited from his father, to the Marmottan Monet Museum. This donation endowed the Museum with the largest Claude Monet collection in the world. On this occasion, the academician architect and museum curator, Jacques Carlu, built a room inspired from the Grandes Décorations in the Tuilerie’s Orangerie to house the collection.
The works acquired by Henri Duhem and his wife Mary Sergeant splendidly completed this fund in 1987 through the generosity of their daughter Nelly Duhem. A painter and post-impressionists himself, Henri Duhem also was a passionate art collector and gathered the works of his contemporaries.
The Denis and Annie Rouart Foundation was created in 1996 within the Marmottan Monet Museum, in compliance with the benefactress’ wishes. The Museum was hence enriched with prestigious works by Berthe Morisot, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and Henri Rouart.
In 1980, Daniel Wildstein gave the Museum the exceptional illumination collection put together by his father. Throughout the years, other major donations have come to enrich the Marmottan Monet Museum collections: Emile Bastien Lepage, Vincens Bourguereau, Henri Le Riche, Jean Paul Léon, André Billecocq, Gaston Schulmann, Florence Gould Foundation, Cila Dreyfus, and Thérèse Rouart. The current admission is 10-Euros.
Escargot from Burgundy
We decided to stay in the neighborhood tonight. We have been walking by the Cafe Le Chalet du XVI for a almost a month an decided to give it a try. I order snails (Escargot) from Burgundy and the Chicken Pat when for the scallop. The snails excellent, the chicken good
Snails with the appropriate tools almost looks like an operating room.
it was a thigh and leg, my personal favorite and Pat’s with Basmati rice was outstanding, I can always tell when she like something because there was no taste forth coming although I did get to taste the sauce and the rice. I
Waiters at the Cafe Chatlet XVI
think we would definitely recommend the place.