Paris Museums and Galleries
Top Ten Paris Museums
Although some people argue that Paris has been trumped by New York or Berlin in the realm of artistic vibrancy, it's still a place where the arts are revered and new talent is rigorously spotlighted, and top Paris museums generally strive to both preserve artistic legacy and expose the public to exciting contemporary artists. Housing some of the...
Top Contemporary Art Museums in Paris
Fans of modern art should browse our guide to Paris's top contemporary art museums, from the Palais de Tokyo to the National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou.
Musee d'Orsay Highlights and Visitor Information
A visitor's guide to the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, including general information on location and opening hours and museum highlights.
Centre Georges Pompidou Profile and Visitor Information
A guide to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, including information on the National Museum of Modern Art and the center's cinema, public library, and rooftop restaurant, Georges.
Musee d'Orsay Tips for Visitors
Visitor Tips for the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, including when to go, tickets, advice on viewing the permanent collection, and information on temporary exhibits and special events.
National Museum of Modern Art Profile and Visitor Information
A profile and visitor's guide for the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, France, which is situated on the 4th and 5th floors of the Centre Georges Pompidou.
Review: 104 Arts Center and Performance Space
About.com Paris Travel Contributor Nicole Smith reports back from an evening spent at the Pop In bar and club in Paris, a favorite among the indie rock set.
Visitor's Guide to the Rodin Museum in Paris
A complete visitor's guide to the Rodin Museum in Paris, France, including an overview of the permanent collection at the Rodin Museum, portrait of the artist, and practical information on visiting hours, tickets, and temporary exhibits at the museum.
The Paris Museum Pass
If you're planning to visit more than two museums during your next trip to Paris, purchasing the Paris Museum Pass can be a real boon. The Paris Museum Pass allows unlimited access to over 60 museums and monuments for two, three, or six days.
Visitors' Guide to the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Fondation Henri-Cartier Bresson in Paris, France opened in May 2003 in cooperation with the famed photographer of the same name to create a dedicated space to the art of photography. Located on the Left Bank near Montparnasse, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson has recently held exhibits on photographers such as Robert Doisneau and August Sander.
Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris
A visitor's guide to the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris, France, featuring one of the world's finest collections of paintings from celebrated impressionist Claude Monet.
Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris France
A visitor's guide to the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris, France, one of the city's best museums and featuring an impressive collection of works from the Italian Renaissance and from 18th century French artists, as well as key works from the Flemish school.
Musee des Arts et Métiers in Paris
A complete visitor's guide to the Musee des Arts et Métiers in Paris, France, a fascinating museum focusing on industrial arts and inventions and first established as a conservatory and opened as a museum in 1802.
Musée du Luxembourg
A visitor's guide to the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris, France, located in a corner of the Luxembourg Gardens and regularly hosting major exhibits and retrospectives of artists and movements from various periods and nationalities. The Musee du Luxembourg was France's first public museum, opened in 1750.
Musee Maillol in Paris
A visitor's guide to the Musee Maillol in Paris, France,a lesser-known gem of a museum dedicated to the work of Franco-Catalan sculptor and painter Aristide Maillol.
Jeu de Paume National Gallery in Paris
A visitor's guide to the Jeu de Paume in Paris, France, located next to the Musee de l'Orangerie in the Tuileries Gardens and a major contemporary space dedicated to photography, video, and digital arts.
Musée National du Moyen Age in Paris
A visitor's guide to the Musée National du Moyen Age in Paris, France, a museum and garden dedicated to medeival art and social history and housing the famed Flanders tapestry The Lady and the Unicorn. The museum is built on the site of the stunning Hôtel de Cluny, whose foundations include the remains ruins of Roman thermal baths. An aromatic...
Picasso Museum in Paris France
A visitor's guide to the Picasso Museum in Paris, France, one of the world's finest museums consecrated to the work and life of Cubist artist Pablo Picasso. The museum is currently closed for major renovations and is not expected to re-open until the spring of 2013.
Fondation Cartier Contemporary Arts Center
A visitor's guide to the Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain (Contemporary Arts Center) in Paris, France, featuring an important collection of contemporary art and a vibrant program of temporary exhibits.
Musée du Quai Branly in Paris
A visitor's guide to the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, France, a museum dedicated to arts and artifacts from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, and offering special thematic exhibits offering an in-depth look at the civilizations and artistic heritage of indigenous cultures in these regions.
Orangerie Museum in Paris
A visitor's guide to the Musée de l'Orangerue in Paris, France, on the edge of the Tuileries Gardens and famed for housing Claude Monet's magnificent mural series, Les Nymphéas.
Paris Tourist Office Museum Page
A comprehensive and easy-to-navigate page from the Paris Tourist Office gives information on Paris' many museums and galleries.
Musee du Vin in Paris: Review and Visitors' Guide
About.com Paris Travel Contributor Nicole Smith reviews the Musee du Vin (Paris Wine Museum), dedicated to the art of winemaking and exploring the history and technology of oenology.
Claude Monet's House and Gardens at Giverny
A detailed visitor's guide to the house and gardens of celebrated impressionist painter Claude Monet at Giverny, an ideal day trip from Paris.
Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris
A visitor's guide to the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France, whose main site is housed in a wing of the old Louvre Palace and is dedicated to the decorative arts across history and various civilizations.
Paris Police Museum (Musee de la Prefecture)
Not many tourists know about-- or bother to visit-- the Musee de la Prefecture (Paris Police Museum), but for crime buffs, French history lovers, and visitors looking for something a little different, this gem of a museum offers more than 2,000 original and unique relics dating back from 1667, when Louis XIV created the post of Police Lieutenant, up until the liberation of Germans forces in 1945.
Paris Sewers Museum Guide
To gain a genuinely different perspective of Paris (albeit a smelly one), explore the Paris Sewer museum (Musee des Egouts). Find all the practical details on visiting the museum at this page.