Charter a private plane to Paris for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of Monet’s private collection
Claude Monet is renowned as the “Father of Impressionism” and the movement’s most prolific artist. He is less well-known, however, as an avid art collector, yet throughout his life, Monet compiled a stunning collection by some of the world's most legendary artists.
This fall, the Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet hosts an exhibition of 77 pieces from Monet’s private collection. Charter a private plane to Paris with Air Charter Service (ACS) to see “Monet Collectionneur” (“Monet the Collector”) and gain an unprecedented insight into the psyche of an artist who seldom spoke about his private life.
While in Paris, why not continue your Claude Monet education? Head north to Giverny – where the artist lived for 40 years – to see the rooms where his personal collection once hung. If this seems like a lot of planning, don’t worry. We can take care of all the details, from flights and transfers to luxury accommodation.
How to travel to Paris and Giverny by private plane
So, how much does a private jet cost? New Yorkers can book a private plane from Teterboro to Paris Le Bourget for approximately $49,000. From there, we can arrange a short and scenic helicopter ride up to Giverny, 80 km north of Paris. If you’re traveling from London, you can book a private jet to Paris in a Citation CJ2 for approximately $11,800.
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Monet’s private collection at the Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet
Monet’s circle of friends included many of the art world’s most important names. The artist became close friends with Camille Pissarro while he was a student at the Academie Suisse in Paris. Later on, after a stint in the military, he studied with Charles Gleyre. Gleyre introduced him to Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley and Frederic Bazille, all of whom became close friends and often accompanied Monet on excursions to paint in plein air.
It was these artists – as well as Delacroix, Manet, Cezanne, Morisot, Rodin, Signac and more – whose works Monet purchased for his private collection. He kept the pieces at his home at Giverny, where many were shut upstairs out of the public eye. Through these paintings, visitors can gain a deeper insight into Monet’s private life, what was sentimental to him and which art most inspired him. The exhibition is on display at the Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet until 14th January, 2018.
Monet’s works in Paris
After seeing his personal collection, take the chance to tour Paris’ remarkable examples of Monet’s work. The Musée d’Orsay houses an impressive collection, including Women in the Garden and Poppy Field. But Paris’ most spectacular Monet masterpiece is the larger-than-life Water Lilies at the Musée de l'Orangerie. Monet dedicated much of the last 30 years of his life to these monumental pieces and donated them to France as a symbol of peace following the Armistice of 11th November, 1918. They are now displayed in two breathtaking oval-shaped galleries that completely surround the viewer.
Monet’s Home in Giverny
From Paris, it’s time to see the water lilies in person. We can arrange a helicopter up to Giverny, where Monet lived from 1883 until his death in 1926*. Here, you can see the rooms where his private collection was held and the studio where he worked. However, the true star of Giverny is its gardens, which feature an iconic green bridge straddling a lake.
To extend your adventure further, continue north by helicopter to the beautiful Norman city of Rouen, where Monet rented studios across the street from Rouen Cathedral and painted its facade more than 30 times. It makes a perfect end to the ultimate Monet pilgrimage.
Where to stay
If you’d like to stay a short stroll from the Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet, we recommend the Peninsula Paris, which boasts spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower from chic rooftop bar L’Oiseau Blanc. Contact our in-house Concierge for help planning the details of your journey, as well as information on our luxury travel packages.
*The museum is closed from November through Easter.