Best Museums in Paris
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Designed in the style of high-tech architecture, Centre Pompidou is a cultural institution in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement. It houses a vast public library, the Musée National d’Art... read more
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The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world's largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1... read more
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The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionistmas... read more
It I housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Art railway station built between 1898 and 1900.The museum hold mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, includingpaintings, sculptures, furniture... read more
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The Musée Picasso is an art gallery located in the Hôtel Salé in rue de Thorigny, in the Marais district of Paris, France, dedicated to the work of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Open everyday 9... read more
Walk out of the building, turn right, then walk down on rue Oberkampf towards le Marais, and in less than 15 min you get to Hôtel Salé in rue de Thorigny, one of the finest historic houses in the M... read more
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Musée Rodin dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, The collection includes 6,600 sculptures, 8,000 drawings, 8,000 old photographs and 7,000 objets d’art. Many of his sculptur... read more
The Hôtel Biron is a jewel of Parisian rocaille architecture, with its park that covers nearly three hectares, adding to its immense attraction and explaining the museum’s very high attendance. “An... read more
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I like this museum very much, and its amazing architecture (Jean Nouvel) The Quai Branly museum or museum of arts and civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas (non-Western civilizati... read more
Situated just a few metres from the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du quai Branly greenwall is one of Blanc's most famous vertical gardens, and one of the most highly photographed in the world. Facing the... read more
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Super culture/art center -exhibitions -concerts - people practicing their hip hop dance move, juggling, rehearsing theater play on public space - restaurants, bars, bookshop, charity shop
Performings arts, visual arts, music, cinema, a library, a café, a restaurant, a kindergarten, a second-hand store, an organic shop and market, a book exchange truck... all in a fabulous set of lat... read more
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Les Invalides is a complex of buildings, all relating to the military history of France, as well as the burial site for some of France's war heroes, notably Napoleon Bonaparte
Be sure to catch a glimpse of Les Invalides at night, as the lighting of the building and dome is amazing. In summer, I recommend walking down the front gardens towards the Seine River and enjoy a ... read more
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The Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, commonly known as the Grand Palais (English: Great Palace), is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the Champs-Élysées
The Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex. Construction of the Grand Palais began in 1897 following the demolition of the Palais de l'Industrie.
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The newly-renovated Grevin Wax Museum has settings from 19th and 20th century France... the theatre, artist studios, the brasserie... as well as major events depicted with more than 300 wax figures... read more
The museum was founded in 1882 by Arthur Meyer, a journalist for Le Gaulois, and named for its first artistic director, caricaturist Alfred Grévin. It is one of the oldest wax museums in Europe.
Grevin Wax Museum was founded in 1882 on the model of Madame Tussauds in London. The museum brings back in front of you great people and events of history in realistic wax copies.
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At the heart of the district Le Marais, this museum redraws the history of Paris through its impressive collection of sculptures, paints and furniture. The times so parade according to rooms: the M... read more
Often overlooked, the museum is dedicated to the history of Paris and is run by the Maire de Paris. It occupies two neighboring mansions: the Hôtel Carnavalet and the former Hôtel Le Peletier de Sa... read more
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Located on the banks of the Seine in the bottom portion of the Palais de Tokyo, in the summer sit outside on the breathtaking terrace with views of the Eiffel Tower. In the winter enjoy the firepla... read more
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Cité des enfants : It's a wonderfull place for kids (2 races 2-5 years and 5-12 years) where they can learn, discover, experiment in the same time they are playing!
"Science and Industry Disneyland" . Great for kids and adults ! At the heart of the largest landscaped park in Paris, there is an original and spectacular place. You just have to step foot inside t... read more
The city of sciences is a great nearby museum to learn science's discoveries in a practical way and enjoy the kids area that is like an amusement park for kids to learn while they play!
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Rising up out of the Bois de Boulogne like a magnificent ship sporting billowing crystal sails, Frank Gehry’s contemporary-art museum and cultural center is the most captivating addition to the Par... read more
Building holds the private collection plus sponsored exhibitions of Louis Vuitton. Check the website to see what is currently on. Well worth a visit just to see the Franch Ghery architecturally des... read more
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The Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art offer very original temporary exhibitions (from David Lynch to maths!). The place itself is very nice, built by the architect Jean Nouvel.
The place was designed by the architect Jean Nouvel. Parisian regulation that requires alignment street gave birth to this great glass frontage onto a garden . A fine example of modern architecture.
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The sculptor Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), a pupil of Rodin, produced a number of monumental works including the modernist relief friezes at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, inspired by Isadora Duncan
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Pause for a coffee and pop/modern/art brut exhibition or stroll the art-book shop in this old market house restored to receive exhibitions from the outer limits.
The former covered market in the shadow of Sacré-Coeur specialises in art brut, art outsider and art singulier from its own and other collections.
A XIXth c. market hall transformed into a exhibition center and museum for Raw and Outsider Arts, plus a nice cafeteria space and a library, for a "different" culture break in Montmartre!
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A venue truly devoted to music situated in the South of the Parc de la Villette. It provides access to musical culture through its concerts, museum, educational activities for adults and children.
Exhibitions, concerts, instrument practicing!!!
I love this museum. You can get lost amongst all these amazing instruments, and the temporary exhibitions are always great.
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The 'arts and trades' museum is, in fact, Europe's oldest science museum, founded in 1794. Here are beautiful astrolabes, celestial spheres, barometers, clocks, weighing devices ...
The Musée des Arts et Métiers (Museum of Arts and Crafts) is an industrial design museum, founded in 1794 repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions.
Le pendule de Foucault installé dans l'église de St Martin met en évidence la rotation de la Terre. The Foucault's pendulum exhibited in the St Martin's church highlights the rotation of the Earth
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Oldest house in Montmartre, was home to numerous artists. Gain some insight into this independent, bohemian quarter through original works by Utrillo, Toulouse-Lautrec. Lovely garden.
Located between two charming gardens and overlooks Montmartre’s vineyard. It houses a unique collection that helps you to relive the “boheme artistique” of Montmartre.
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The museum in the Jardin des Plantes presents exhibitions and activities to the public in 6 different areas like the Jardin des Plantes or the Great Gallery of Evolution. Good spot to jogging !
Botanical gardens with two large Greenhouses to see. Delicious Tea Room and the sublime Natural History Museum, with the Great Gallery of Evolution ...
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Franck Gehry architecture, place for the independant cinema. Sponsors : Claude Berri and Costas-Gavras. Theaters, a library of film, a video library, image library, bookstore, exhibitions
The museum of cinema. A must-see for cinephiles. See the history of cinema and watch hundreds of classic movies. They also have temporary exhibitions like one on Scorsese. Open every day exc Tuesdays.
Wide choice of movies and exhibits, in 2017 there will be various retrospectives, from the French-British actress Jane Birkin to famous film director Frank Capra
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A shop that's basically a natural history museum ! Definitely worth a look ! A sort of a cabinet of curiosities with lots of stuffed animals.
Climb up the stairs and get into a magical place. Lullabies, seashells, stuffed animals. A place kids and parents love, that you will never forget!
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Petit Palais is home to a jewel of 1900s architecture. The museum’s displays wonderful collections, which date from Antiquity to the 20th century (permanent collection is free).
Lovely garden on inside with a café. No need to pay Museum entrance to access garden. Alot less busy than other museums and is whoth detour
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Great & famous museum ! This new layout spotlights major figures and trends sometimes unfairly neglected by recent art history – Rouault, Delaunay, Derain, Dufy, Fautrier, de Chirico,....
Free permanent collection Very great artist of the 19th and 20th centuries are exposed Do not miss the room called "electric fairy" on the wall and ceiling painted by Raoul Dufy and his brotherJean
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Much quieter than the bustling Musee D'Orsay, see the Impressionists in the elegant surroundings of a stunning Parisian townhouse, which itself is worth the visit. An unmatched collection of Impre... read more
Thanks to the Marmottan collector family. The Impressionists, Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot. In the Jardins du Ranelagh, see Jean de La Fontaine's statue.
Walking to the top of rue du Ranelagh you arrive in Ranelagh gardens and the Marmottan Impressionism painters museum. Don't miss it if you like impressionism.
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More than 300 works by Dali are on display at this basement museum. The collection includes Dali's strange sculptures, illustrations and furniture, including the famous Mae West lips sofa.
Discover the largest collection in France of Dali sculptures and complete collection of rare handsigned etchings !
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One of my favorite museums in all of Paris. It is best known for its room featuring Monet's water lilies--extra special if you also do a daytrip to Giverny. Small and totally doable with kids.
Where visitors can admire masterpieces by Monet, Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume collections which are dedicated to the great names of the 20th century like Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Soutin... read more
Museum with 20th-century European art collection, showcasing 8 of Monet's water lilies murals
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Free. One of the largest collections of Asian art of every era. Amazing Chinese and Japanese porcelain. Chinese art, Greco-Buddhist art, Serindian art, Indian art, Southeast Asian art…
The largest Asian art museum in Europe, it contains everything from Greco-Buddhist to Indian art, and even has a special wing (called the Panthéon Bouddhique) that’s dedicated to Japanese and Chine... read more
Extraordinary collection of Asian art,...from Japan and China to south East Asia, India, Afghanistan...including astonishing 13th century Khmer heads of Buddha that appear to be alive and well...
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The museum was created from the private home/collection of Édouard André (1833 - 1894) and Nélie Jacquemart. A hidden gem in Paris! A beautiful mansion. Good also to visit for a tea time.
The museum was created from the private home of Édouard André (1833–1894) and Nélie Jacquemart (1841-1912) to display the art they collected during their lives. Amazing.
Edouard André, 19th century collector, and his wife Nélie Jacquemart, renowned portrait artist, travelled across Europe and the East to acquire rare works of art and furniture.