Musée Marmottan Monet Accessibility
Disabled Access to the Marmottan Monet Museum – This museum has an extensive collection of Monet paintings includingImpression: Sunrise for which the movement is named. There is an elevator at the entrance to get up 12 steps. There is an elevator to get to the basement level where most of the Monet paintings are housed. Disabled access to the Marmottan Monet Museum upper floor is via a tiny elevator built into the wall. I was able to use it by transferring into a portable chair and having Tiffany carry my wheelchair upstairs to me.
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The Marmottan Monet Museum is housed in an old mansion on the west side of the Peripherique loop. I recommend taking a taxi to get there.
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I gave this museum a 2.5 Star Sage Accessibility rating because it can be visited by someone in a wheelchair but only with assistance. The step at the entrance and the small elevator to the upper floor prevent it from getting a 3 star rating.
Is there an accessible entrance? Main entrance is on rue Louis Boilly and has 3 steps with wheelchair lift
Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? Push/pull
Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? In front of the museum
Where is the closest disabled parking? 200 m away on corner of Ave Prudlan and Av Raphael
What is the closest Metro station? La Muette
Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? No
What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 100% if you use the wheelchair lift and use the tiny elevator going upstairs
Which parts are not accessible? Once inside, elevator to basement is 80 cm wide. Elevator to top floor is not wide enough for a wheelchair, need to transfer into a small chair.
Are there loaner wheelchairs? No
Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? No
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes
Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up steps? No guided tours
Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No
…loaner wheelchairs? No loaner wheelchairs
…accessible tours? No guided tours
Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Free for disabled and reduced rate for companion
There is a single step at the entrance of the museum. There are a dozen stairs at the entrance. To the left of the stairs is a door leading to a wheelchair lift. At the top of the lift on the left is a wheelchair accessible toilet:
Throughout Europe, many museums and hotels are housed in 100+ year old buildings. When they install an elevator, often it has to be a very small elevator inside the wall. At the Marmottan Monet Museum the elevator to go to the upper floor is too small for a wheelchair. I had to transfer to a portable chair and have Tiffany carry my wheelchair upstairs for me:
The elevator to the basement is plenty wide for a wheelchair:
Handicapped parking spots near the Marmottan Monet Museum:
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