The museums of Paris

Hôtel Le Marcel Paris Gare de l’Est, Paris

Who says tourism in Paris necessarily says museum! Indeed, Paris is one of the world’s capitals of culture with a heritage of an exceptional diversity. The city hosts a large number of museums, offering a wide range of cultural choices that will please to everyone

The most visited museums in Paris

The most visited museums in Paris

Difficult to miss the Louvre museum in the heart of Paris. This former residence of the kings of France is part of the heritage and major places of Paris. The largest and most frequented museum in France must be seen for all the treasures it shares with visitors. It brings together works of historical western art such as the painting of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci or the Greek sculpture La Venus de Milo

The Orsay museum

Located in a former railway station which looks like a palace, the Orsay museum is renowned for the richness of its collection of impressionist art and Western art from the 19th century. We can observe some masterpieces like « Le déjeuner sur l’herbe » of Manet, « L’origine du monde » of Courbet or « Les joueurs de cartes » of Cézanne.

The Pompidou center

The Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture is an institution devoted to modern and contemporary creation. It detonates at first sight because of its recognizable architecture with its colored pipes and its external escalators. There are works from the early 20th century to the present day: Picasso, Matisse, Andy Warhol or Anish Kapoor.

The unusual museums of Paris

In addition to the large conservatories, we find in Paris museums which are more confidential but equally interesting. Discover for example the catacombs of Paris gathering labyrinthic galleries where six million bones are piled up. Also visit the Sewer Museum to learn more about the history of the construction of this evacuation system and the equipment used for its maintenance. If you are with the family, opt for the museum of fairground arts and its superb collections of attractions dating from the 20th century to today. Unusual also, the museum of the Post attracts the philatelists of the whole world but also the curious ones of the history of this communication service.