Paris Museums Guide: Explore The Best Museums in Paris

Paris is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Home to magnificent architecture, Paris is also blissful with vibrant art and culture. Paris is the place which you can visit any time of the year, and it will never fail to disappoint you.

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The enamor and enhancement of the site enlightens you with the outstanding picturesque and top-most museums in the world. With the elegance in the peripherals, Paris is also known as the City of Light. Strolling through the flattering romantic city, Paris brings forth the eye-glaring and attention-grabbing museums which you cannot tend to give a miss.

Louvre Museum

Address — Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Metro Line/Bus Stop — Metro lines 1 and 7 of the Paris Métro

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Always to mention Paris is filled with museums. And one of the spectacular ones that stand out from the crowd is The Louvre. The place is in no terms to be compared to its sheer elegance or its length and breadth.

The museum is a domicile to 400,000 different objects. This includes paintings, metalwork, musical instruments, mummies, and even sculptures.
Tourists and visitors will have no limitations on time in discovering the eight different departments of the Louvre museums. The favorite among all is the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa.

Louis Vuitton Foundation

Address — 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris, France

Metro line 1, Les Sablons station, “Fondation Louis Vuitton” exit

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Set in the lap of Bois de Boulogne, Fondation Luis Vuitton is home to magnificent contemporary art exhibits.
Opened public doors in 2014, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is the newbies among the other museums in the city. The structure of the building is majestic stood on a man-made lake.

The museum follows the trend of the far-western 16th Arrondissement. Acquiring loads of attention, the Fondation Louis Vuitton focuses on the 20th and 21st Century art in a luxurious environment.
There is an implementation of permanent collections segregated into exhibits.

Centre Pompidou

Address — Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

Metro Line/Bus Stop — Rambuteau (line 11), Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11), Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14)

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Being one of the best attractions among its rivals, Centre Pompidou showcases the perfect blend of primary colors, exposed pipes, and air ducts.
Locally known as ‘Beaubourg’, the museum is home to a vast collection of modern art, library, exhibition, and performance space and cinema.
The admission fee is free on the first Sunday of every month, while there are different entrances to the other divisions. The spectacular view of the museums is through the 6th floor where you can enjoy the City of Lights.

Petit Palais

Address — Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, France

Metro Line/Bus Stop — Champs-Elysées Clémenceau, lines 1 and 13. RER: Invalides, line C; Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, line A. Bus: lines 28, 42, 72, 73, 83 and 93.

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Known as the sister of Grand Palais, the place was designed by Charles Girault, specifically for the Worlds Fair of 1900. The architectural ornamentation is a beautiful tribute to the art and decor of the city of Paris, especially the different sculptures.

The most eye-catchy factor to view in the museums is its trapezium shape and its inner courtyard garden. The wall of the museum is constructed into decorative murals with al fresco paintings hanging on the vaulted ceilings, mosaic floorings, and so much more.

The permanent collection of the museum showcases grad masterpieces from Cézanne, Gauguin, and Courbet and pre-modern works from the Dutuit brothers.

Grand Palais

Address — 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France

Metro Line/Bus — Stop near Grand Palais: Metro — 1, Metro — 13, Metro — 8.

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Initially constructed for the Exposition of the Universelle of 1900, the Grand Palais gives justice to the name. Held by Chanel now, it showcases the emblem of French grandeur and architectural beauty. The Grand Palais holds best fashion shows, theatrical performances, sporting events, food and literary festivals, and temporary art exhibitions.

Home to the cultural significance of Paris, the place has been ornamented with Beaux-Arts style exterior and steel-framed glass roof. Having the largest glass roof in Europe, the Grand Palais will make you in awe with the grand decor and the outstanding view of nature’s beauty along with man-made magnificence.

Musée d’Orsay

Address — 1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur, Paris,75007

Metro Line/Bus Stop — Station Solferino on Line 12 or the station Musee d’Orsay on the RER C.

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The first redesigned Musée d’Orsay was unveiled on 1st December 1986. Opening back in 2011, the museums had rooms for Courbet and Van Gogh, the art specialists. Just behind the clock, there is a beautiful submarined themed cafe to relish into some Italian specials.

The d’Orsay showcases collection of different forms of art from 1848 to 1914. The works included are themed by Manet, Van Gogh, Millet, Renoir, Degas, Camille Claudel, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cézanne, Edvard Munch, and Gustav Klimt. There are different sections for presenting visitors with architectural grandeur, decorative arts, photography, sculpture, and paintings.

Musée du Luxembourg

Location — 19 rue de Vaugirard, 6e, Paris

Metro Line/Bus Stop — Metro: line 4, to Saint Sulpice; line 10, to Mabillon

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The Musée du Luxembourg is the oldest public museum in Paris that opened its general doors in 1750. There have been renovations and changes by the course of years, showcasing the city’s vibrant art life.
The Musée du Luxembourg showcases artists like Modigliani, Botticelli, Raphaël, Titian, Arcimboldo, Veronese, Gauguin, and Vlaminck. In the fall of 2015, there has been a refreshment with new work on the famous painting of Fragonard, the French Rococo Painter.
There is so much to look in and around the museum for all sorts of artistic and cultural discovery. Event organizers open their doors for promotional events as well as publications of catalog here as well.

Palais de Tokyo

Location — 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, Paris, Île-de-France, 75116, France

Metro Line/Bus Stop — Metro Line 9

Palais de Tokyo
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It is one of the lastest areas showcasing contemporary art in Europe. Opened its doors in 2002, the museum holds grounds for different paintings, sculptures, graffiti, and videos.

The Palais de Tokyo does not have any permanent collection; rather, it keeps on changing. There is a small cafe nearly and also beautiful gift shops for purchasing.

The site-specific installations in the Palais de Toky have opened doors for wide-open industrial spaces.

Paris Museum of Modern Arts

Address: 11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

Metro Line/Bus Stop — Palais Royal-Louvre Museum Metro station

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Contemporary art enthusiasts could pay a visit to the Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris.

Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris was opened in 1961, the museum features more than 8000 works from 20th and 21st century, including temporary exhibits.

Art lovers will be able to explore the beauty of contemporary art and photography of famous Henri Cartier-Bresson and American artist Elaine Sturtevant.

The best thing about the museum is that the terrace outside the palace gives way for a beautiful head-on view of the majestical Eiffel Tower.

Musée du Quai Branly — Jacques Chirac

Location — 37 Quai Branly, Paris, Île-de-France, 75007, France

Metro Line/Bus Stop — Metro: Metro — 6, Metro — 9

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Musée du quai Branly — Jacques Chirac

The Musée du Quai Branly — Jacques Chirac is all paparazzi about the magnificent art and culture of Paris. It professes work from all over the world, especially from Asia, Africa, America, and Oceania.

Opened in 2006, the museum has a high hope of positive openness structured with a garden that represents the antithesis f a formal French garden.
Open on all days of the week, there is free entrance on the first Sunday of month.

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