French Museums in Paris France
With so many different types of French museums you can visit in Paris France, you will be
spoilt for choice, right through from artists humble homes, through to magnificent
chateaux and historical buildings that have been turned into monuments of history and the
new buildings that house permanent displays for the public, it can be a fascinating
experience for any person no matter what their passion.
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Musee du Louvre or The Louvre Museum In Paris
Even if you are not a fanatic for art, you will still thoroughly enjoy your time at The
Louvre and it houses one of the most famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci - the
Musee d'Orsay Railway Station Museum In Paris
Musee d'Orsay picks up where the Louvre leaves off, featuring French art from the mid
1800s to the 1st World War.
Pantheon Museum - All the Gods
The Pantheon comes from the Greek word Pantheon, meaning "All the Gods" and is a
building in the Latin Quarter in Paris, France.
The Pompidou Centre known as Beaubourg
The Center Nationale d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou is a giant, futuristic arts
centre located in the Beaubourg district of Paris.
Maison de Balzac Museum
Honoré de Balzac was one of the great French writers who was born in 1799 and the The
Maison de Balzac museum is like taking a step back in time with displays of personal
souvenirs, paintings and etchings
Maison de Victor Hugo Museum
The home where Victor Hugo lived between the years of 1832 and 1848 has been turned into a
museum called the Maison de Victor Hugo.
Musee d'Art et Histoire du Judaisme Museum
The Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme is situated in the heart of the Marais area in
the 3rd arrondissement of Paris and is housed within a mansion called the Hotel de Saint
Musée des Egouts or Paris Sewers Museum
This incredible museum is a far cry from the average museum you would ever go to. It
is dedicated to underneath the city of Paris, where, in the murky depths you can discover
the Paris sewers.
Musee Gustave Moreau Museum
In the 9th arrondisement of Paris in the heart of the Nouvelle Athènes or New Athens area
there is a museum dedicated to the life of Gustave Moreau, who was a symbolist painter.
Musée du Petit Palais Museum
The extremely beautiful Petit Palais in the 8th arrondissement was created and built by
Charles Girault for the Universal Exposition of 1900 as a city museum to house major
collections and a legacy to Auguste Dutuit.
Musée Picasso Museum
The Musee Picasso is dedicated to Pablo Picasso and is a museum situated in Marais, the
historical part of Paris.
The Musee Rodin Museum
The Hôtel Biron houses the Auguste Rodin museum and stands below the dome of the
Invalides in the Faubourg Saint-Germain area of Paris, France.
Musée Zadkine Museum
This is a museum dedicated to Ossip Zadkine, who was a Russian sculptor and is situated
near to The Jardin du Luxembourg in the Montparnasse area of Paris, France.
Musée Bourdelle Museum
The Musee Bourdelle is dedicated to Emile Antoine Bourdelle who was born in 1861 and came
from Montauban, which is a place near Toulouse.
Musée Carnavalet Museum
The vast Carnavalet Museum, which is devoted to the history of Paris, is displayed in two
adjoining mansions, the main building, called the Hôtel Carnavalet, and the Hôtel Le
Pelletier de Saint-Fargeau.
Musée Dapper Museum
The museum is named after Olfert Dapper, the XVIIth century Dutch author who wrote one of
the first books on Africa and was originally situated inside a hôtel particulier at 50
Avenue Victor Hugo.
Musée de la Vie Romantique
This town house,which is set in a little park at the foot of Montmartre in the Nouvelle
Athènes area of the 9th arrondissement in Paris.
Musée Maillol Museum
The Foundation Dina Vierny - Musée Maillol is dedicated to the sculptor, woodworker and
artist, Aristide Maillol and was founded by Dina Vierny.
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Normally listed just as MNHN, is the national natural history museum of France and was
formally founded during the French Revolution.
The Palais de Tokyo Museum
The Palais de Tokyo is probably the most innovative venue for the exhibitions and exciting
creations of contemporary modern art.
Musee Cognacq-Jay Museum In Paris
In the Donon Hotel, the museum displays the collections put together by Louise Jay and
Ernest Congnacq, the founders of La Samaritaine.
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1937 the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
is an enormous museum that exhibits numerous different works of art by contemporary
Musée Marmottan Museum In Paris
The Musee Marmottan is housed in a 19th century mansion in the fashionable Auteuil Western
district of Paris on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne.
Pavillon de l'Arsenal Museum In Paris
The Arsenal is the port of Paris, which connects the River Seine to the Canal Saint-Martin
and is on the East side of the Marais district.
Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
Paris is a city that is renowned for its architecture and its museums and it was only a
matter of time before a museum would be created dedicated to the architecture of this
fantastic city itself.
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