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Musee d'Orsay
#1 of 262 Museums in Paris
I love museums, and have done most of the usual ones (Louvre etc.) but this one is my favourite now!!! What an amazing place, exquisite restaurants, wonderful art, friendly layout and overall one of the best art m...
M.d.O. is also much better than many European museums at giving a bit of context / history next to the art work (which is makes it so much better!!) Loved, loved, loved this museum - fifth floor gave me goosebumps...
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Musee de l'Orangerie
#2 of 262 Museums in Paris
Special note if traveling in the summer, the art museums have air conditioning so it's a great place to stop and cool off while learning about some amazing artists and history.
I've been to many famous museums around the world, but the Musee de 'Orangerie offered a uniquely intimate look into my favorite post-impressionist artists and those they inspired.
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Louvre Museum
#3 of 262 Museums in Paris
I've been to many great museums worldwide ... the Vatican Museums, the British Museums, archaeological museums, Egyptian museums, art galleries, etc. ... and I can say that the Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the...
... Museum, just the history of it and i got to see the Mona Lisa.. Just amazing!, lost some of my pictures but it was worth the trip, recommended to all of you that love history and going to museums a must see!
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Musee Rodin
#4 of 262 Museums in Paris
It's an extraordinarily peaceful and meditative place, close to other museums and landmarks, including the Eiffel which you can see towering over from certain vantage points in the sculpture garden.
Always one of my favorite Paris museums, but especially special on good weather days because you can take you time enjoying the wonderful garden.
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Musee Nissim de Camondo
#5 of 262 Museums in Paris
If you have been to the other wonderful Paris museums, as we have, it is highly recommended that you visit this museum for a wonderful experience.
It's a short visit but it's a nice break from visiting the larger museums and you'll get to see different works of art.
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Musee des Arts Forains
#6 of 262 Museums in Paris
This is definitely one of the best private museums that we have ever been.
We booked a tour in English and our guide was superb - he was enthusiastic, knew his stuff, and delivered quite a performance of Edith Piaf while we rode one of the 19th century carousels the museum boasts!
Musee Marmottan
#7 of 262 Museums in Paris
Off the beaten path from the other large museums, this hidden gem is so much worth the trip if you love beautiful period furniture, Monet, Morrisot, and other Impressionists.
Paris has many small, specialized museums which offer art lovers a closer, more intimate opportunity to enjoy paintings and sculptures in unique settings.
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Mundolingua
#8 of 262 Museums in Paris
This unconventional and educational exposé of languages is totally under the radar of Parisian map of museums.
Well worth a visit if you want a change from big and traditional museums.
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Memorial de la Shoah
#9 of 262 Museums in Paris
Parts of it are strictly in French, but like many other European Cities' Holocaust museums, it tells a very incredible but sad story of the european jews.
The museum has a very detailed history of the Holocaust, including France's role in deporting French Jews (though I think they could go further in taking responsiblity for their collaboration with the Nazis).
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Atelier des Lumieres
#10 of 262 Museums in Paris
I would only recommend this over the traditional Paris museums like Louvre, Orsay, and Pompidou (among ALL of the possibilities) if you've already seen them.
For a small fee you get to experience a modern museum that is so different to the museums people usually go to.
Musee Bourdelle
#11 of 262 Museums in Paris
The Musee Bourdelle is one of our favorite Paris museums.
One of the best free museums in Paris
Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
#12 of 262 Museums in Paris
Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Paris top three museums in Paris : the Louvre, the Orsay and the Quai Branly The museum's collections + temporary exhibitions are just a must see when you visit Paris.
We've adored this big museum which presents some great permanent and temporary collections which cannot be found in other well-known national museums in Paris.
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Musee de Montmartre
#13 of 262 Museums in Paris
Confusing as 2 museums with similar name but this near sacre core church was the one to see- art, gardens, music, movies, art studio- see art through a artists eyes- this museum is much bigger than it looks- allow...
We have been visiting Paris for many years and have visited (and return) to the main art museums but we are always on the look out for new places.
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Musee de l’Armee des Invalides
#14 of 262 Museums in Paris
I was particularly pleased to see that the role of France's colonial troops in the world wars was seamlessly woven into the entire narrative presented of the war - American military museums could stand to learn fr...
We also went through most of the museum and saw lots of French war history and really enjoyed the World War 1 and 2 museums.
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Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum
#15 of 262 Museums in Paris
The story of Paris and France unfolds with art, sculpture, furnishings, ceramics, and photographs in an exquisite setting which is more intimate and less crowded than larger museums like the Louvre.
The interior has a cozy charming ambiance and the fine arts collection (though smaller than most museums in Paris) is well worth the time and energy.
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Musee Jacquemard-Andre
#16 of 262 Museums in Paris
This gorgeous private home, filled to the brim with exceptional art, furniture, and fascinating architecture is intimate, small, and much more fun than big museums like the Louvre.
Unlike many of the great Paris museums (which are spectacular but sometimes overwhelming), this one is small and manageable, yet captivating and rewarding.
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Musee des Arts et Metiers
#17 of 262 Museums in Paris
A break from art museums and monuments, this museum celebrates the history of science and technology that is both fascinating and engaging.
Ask a Parisian thier favorite museums and frequently the Musee des Arts et Metiers will make their top five or ten list.
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Musee de la Musique
#18 of 262 Museums in Paris
Visited this museum on a Saturday and was really impressed with the collection of instruments from richly decorated clavichords to an immense variety and age of wind, string & percussion instruments, also includin...
This museum offers a fantastic opportunity to see and hear an enormous range of musical instruments.
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Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature
#19 of 262 Museums in Paris
... its the perfect size to explore in an hour or so, kids are fascinated by it and I recommend it to everyone because it is off the beaten path of those other famous Paris museums, but thats probably why I love it.
Located in Le Marais, it is very close to other museums such as Musée Picasso, Musée Cognacq-Jay, Musée Carnavalet, and Musée des Archives Nationales.
Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet
#20 of 262 Museums in Paris
I am a buddhist art lover and have visited many sites in Asia, hundreeds years old monasteries, temples and ruins as well as many museums dedicated to asian art but in Musee Guimet I saw some pieces I knew only fr...
It's one of the biggest Asian art museums in Europe.
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Musee du Parfum - Fragonard
#21 of 262 Museums in Paris
The Musée du Parfum Fragonard (Perfume Museum Paris) is well worth a visit, especially if you have an hour or two to spare and you're nearby.
Wonderful small museum of great educational value.
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Musee de Cluny - Musee National du Moyen Age
#22 of 262 Museums in Paris
... except Tuesdays, ticket price 8euro,free every first Sunday of the month,good souvenir shop -don t miss museums jewel The Lady and the Unicorn and my favorite- ivory casket The Assault on the Castle of Love....
Fantastic Medevial Art Museum - add this to your list of Paris Museums
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Palais de Chaillot
#23 of 262 Museums in Paris
You can visit the impressive museums and when you’re finished, you can take awesome shots up here from a great vantage point of the Eiffel.
It houses a theater and very interesting museums: the Museum of Man, Museum of Architecture and of the Navy, I recommend that all three
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Fondation Louis Vuitton
#24 of 262 Museums in Paris
We were fortunate enough to see a spectacular exhibit on loan from russia, that has primarily modern through impressionist works located in the Pushkin and Hermitage museums.
I highly recommend visiting this museum, even before the other more famous museums in Paris.
Musee d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme
#25 of 262 Museums in Paris
I have been to other Jewish history museums which mostly focused on WWII and the Holocaust; this one focused on the thousands of years of Jewish history and culture BEFORE all that happened.
Many metropolitan areas around the world now have Jewish museums and it is interesting to see how each approaches its subject matter.
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Dali Paris
#26 of 262 Museums in Paris
This is one of my favorite museums in Paris because it is so well done.
If you like smaller museums, I would recommend this place highly.
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Musee National de la Marine
#27 of 262 Museums in Paris
an excellent way to spend a couple of hours...the museum has lots of large scale models of French Naval ships from the mid 17th century through to modern warships.
Anyone interested in Naval history, fishing, etc will find this small Museum a marvel.
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Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
#28 of 262 Museums in Paris
The City of Paris Modern Museum of Art is among the best modern art museums worldwide.
The museums has great works by Sonia Delaunay, among many others.
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Musee Gustave Moreau
#29 of 262 Museums in Paris
We recently visited Paris and since we'd already seen most of the major museums, we decided to find some of the lesser known ones to explore.
If you like smaller museums, you’ll like this one.
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Grande Galerie de l'Evolution
#30 of 262 Museums in Paris
The kids have been to, and adored, the Natural History Museum in London so this seemed like a risk but they were fascinated by all of the interactive games and the sounds of the thunder storms as well as the enorm...
The Grande Galerie de l'Evolution is part of the Paris Natural History Museum, and definately the best part of the whole site.