Frankly, this museum has never been on my list of places to visit, but it became much more interesting to me when I learned that it was the first museum to be rebuilt in France after WW2 and that Minister of Culture André Malraux piloted the project. France did not have a Ministry of Culture until 1959 when Charles de Gaulle created it, but there were a few other ministries before then in charge of such things as museums, monuments, culture and a few other similar things before then. Now, quite a few countries have a Ministry of Culture and one might wonder why certain major developed nations still do not have such an entity.
In any case, this museum was inaugurated in 1961 to replace the museum that was destroyed during the war. It has been renovated since then, but it is still in the original building, which I found has held up quite well over the years and looks quite nice in terms of architecture of that period.
One thing that rather delighted me was the fact that most of the art is "water" oriented. It still has lots of Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc. works.
Anyway, it might be a minor museum in the grand scheme of things, but it was a perfect visit for me. I often get museum overload (particularly since I live in Paris) so small and surprising museums are perfect for me.
How wonderful to have a maritime theme in a museum where a large body awaits just outside the windows. I'm sure I'd enjoy visiting this museum some day. Thanks for bringing us a little snippet of what's inside.