Paris is a historical city, therefore we have several museums; here is a little guide to help you during your visit by helping you find the best museums in Paris.
The Classic: Le musée du Louvre
With its glass pyramid, the musée du Louvre is world famous. This museum is where you can see the Joconde, maybe one of the most famous paintings of the world with her enigmatic smile! It’s one of the most famous museums in Paris.
Entrance fee: 15 euros
Between Creepy and Magical: Le musée des arts forains
In this museum you will see carousels, automats, theaters, etc. everything related to funfair! It is not a well known Parisian museum, but it’s one of my favorites. The atmosphere is very special – between creepy and magical. It’s one of the most surprising museums in Paris.
53 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris
Children (4 -11): 8€
The modern art: Musée George Pompidou
With its colored pipes, you won’t miss it! It’s a modern art museum within the Marais, it has a room dedicated to kids and a restaurant on its rooftop with an amazing view of Paris! It’s one of the most modern museums in Paris.
The Asian-African: Musée du quai Branly
This museum is about African and Asian civilizations. It’s next to la Seine and it was opened in 2006. It has a beautiful garden and some of its walls are covered with grass. It’s architecture is very modern and colorful.
The Parisian: Musée Carnavalet
This is a museum about Paris and what life in Paris used to be. Located in Le Marais its typical Parisian architecture is beautiful. Inside you will find objects of the French revolution, paintings, sculptures etc. This is one of the most Parisian museums in Paris.
Occidental art: Musée d’Orsay
It’s building is beautiful, and just next to La Seine and l’Assemblée Nationale. The collections in this museum are magnificent and they are mostly on impressionism and post-impressionism. You will find “Déjeuner sur l’herbe” of Manet, and paintings of Degas, Courbet, Monet and Renoir. It’s one of the most magnificent museums in Paris.
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