Monet at the Grand Palais, Paris 2010

The Grand Palais in Paris will host a major exhibition of Claude Monet's art from September 22, 2010 to January 24, 2011
The Grand Palais in Paris will host a major exhibition of Claude Monet’s art from September 22, 2010 to January 24, 2011.

The first major exhibition in France of Claude Monet’s work in over 30 years will take place at the Grand Palais in Paris from September 22, 2010 to January 24, 2011. It has been reported that there will be over 200 paintings on display from both French and foreign museums.

This showcase event for the Paris arts calendar in 2010 will trace the 19th century painter’s long career, starting with his early landscapes in Normandy and the Paris region from the 1870s through to the iconic and well known depictions of his garden and ponds in Giverny.

Following a major Picasso show at the Grand Palais in 2008 that attracted 784,000 visitors, the Monet exhibition is predicted to attract in excess of half a million visitors.

Online tickets are no longer on sale for the Monet exhibition at the Grand Palais. You can, however, buy tickets online for what I believe is a superior exhibition at the Musée Marmottan Monet, also in Paris, the museum that has the World’s biggest collection of Monet’s paintings and drawings. For more information, and a link to buy tickets, click here: Monet at the Musée Marmottan, Paris.

Still available online: your copy of the Grand Palais Monet Exhibition Catalogue.

Exhibition opening times:
Fridays – Mondays: 9 am to 10 pm,
Wednesdays 10 am – 10 pm,
Thursdays 10 am – 8 pm
Last access – 45 minutes before closing
24 & 31 December 2010 – the exhibition closes at 6 pm
The exhibition is closed on Tuesdays, and on 25 December 2010

Standard Entry Fee 12€
Reduced to 9€ for people aged between 13 and 25, and unemployed

Not only is the exhibition itself one not to be missed by anyone with a passion for Claude Monet’s art, or impressionist art in general, but the setting in the Grand Palais will provide a wonderful ambiance. Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900, the Grand Palais covers some 775,000 square feet in the form of an H and its glass roof is recognisable from a long distance, the biggest in Europe.

NB: there is also a great temporary exhibition at the Musée Marmottan Monet from 7 October 2010 – 20 February 2011, with many iconic images that are not included in the Grand Palais exhibition.

The following article that gives details of the three museums with paintings by Monet in Paris. And my Paris Impressionist Guide gives some more travel tips for visiting Paris.

Get your copy of the Exhibition Catalogue online – cheaper than at the gallery.

The Grand Palais in Paris will host a major exhibition of Claude Monet's art from September 22, 2010 to January 24, 2011

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6 comments on “Monet at the Grand Palais, Paris 2010
  1. I am so looking forward to this show at the Grand Palais! I will give a book signing and talk about Monet’s garden and it’s influence on his painting and life Sept. 30, 7:30 pm at WHSmith book store, 248 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris and book signings in Giverny for my all new book Monet’s Passion ideas, insights and inspiration from the painter’s garden.

  2. JulienSomter says:

    A lire la biographie croisée de Claude Monet et Georges Clemenceau par Alexandre Duval-Stalla, aux éditions Gallimard : « Claude Monet – Georges Clemenceau : une histoire, deux caractères » qui paraîtra pour l’ouverture de l’exposition Monet 2010 au Grand Palais (

  3. Carolyn says:

    I just found your blog — via a search for the Monet exhibit at the Grand Palais — it looks wonderful and I look forward to exploring it further.

    Thanks for pulling all this great info together in one place.

    It’s also so cool Elizabeth Murray left a comment — I have a 1989 version of ‘Monet’s Passion’ on my bookshelf — I purchased it for my late husband who took many of his own wonderful photos at Giverny. We first visited in 1983, when Vernon station was a tiny, dusty place — the following year we had the same taxi driver (maybe only one in town back then!?) take us to Giverny. We returned with our young son ~ 1992 and were amazed at how it had grown in those years. Since then we’ve increased our time in Paris and environs and I can’t wait to return to Giverny in the near future – we will look into your B&B!

    I wrote about a Monet exhibit in Sydney on my blog here:

    Cheers and thanks again for this great site.

    Carolyn at MySydneyParisLife

  4. iftekhar islam says:

    I am truly excited about this exhibition after having read an article on this in today’s intl herald tribune. I live in bangladesh. My wife and i visited giverny, musee d’orsay, marmottan and l’orangerie several times and have fond memories of seeing most of the great paintings together. I have written quite a few articles in bengali in local magazines covering all these museums and monet’s great works. Look forward to visiting the exhibition in the first week of october. Will miss ms elizabeth murray’s talk, but hope to buy her book.

  5. Rhonda says:

    Can anyone help me purchase a ticket for the Monet exhibit. I don’t have a french E-Bleue carte and the website won’t accept my AMEX, Mastercard or Visa card.

  6. Thomas says:

    Choose a payment option under “Carte bancaire, Carte privative & Cartes Cadeaux”, not the e-Bleue Carte side.

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