Paris: More Museums Than You Could Ever Ask For?
We’ve all heard of the Louvre in Paris, but did you know there are well over 130 Museums in the city? Of course, the Louvre is a must-visit, but there are plenty of niche options available, and each of them has a unique charm that’s just waiting for you to experience. Checking out these lesser-known museums can add a bit of intrigue and nuance to your trip.
Below are 5 Museums that you can visit during your next trip to Paris:
The Rodin Museum houses a robust collection from drawings, sculptures, photographs, and objects d’art of the sculptor Auguste Rodin, including some pieces you’ve likely heard of, such as The Thinker and The Kiss. In addition, you can find 19th Century staples from masterclass artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The sculptures themselves exist within the natural landscape of the gardens in the Museum grounds adding an environmental touch to your visit!
The Centre Pompidou
Located in the 4th Arrondissement, the Centre Pompidou is one of Paris’s more famous “lesser-known” museums. This museum contains a rich collection of Modern Art (in fact, it’s the largest in Europe and somewhat comparable to New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)) with pieces ranging from the popular Impressionist spawns (Cubism, Surrealism, Dadaism) to Expressionism as well as creative sculptures.
The Musee D’Orsay houses a beautiful collection of some of the greatest Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists of the 19th Century. If you’re into art, you’ve likely heard the names Van Gogh and Monet or maybe even the genre known as “Art Nouveau”. With a visit to the Musee D’Orsay, you’ll be artistically satisfied!
Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris
Translated as the City of Paris Museum of Modern Art is a museum that focuses on contemporary and recent historical art (which corresponds to the 20th and 21st Centuries). Visiting this museum can offer you the opportunity to witness the evolution in artistic techniques and see the influence of the 19th & 18th-century legends.
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Less than ten years old and located in the Bois de Boulogne (a massive public park on the eastern side of the city), the Fondation Louis Vuitton is an inspired collection that sits in a modern, architecturally creative building. You can find contemporary art (going as far back as 1960) with genres including video installations and Pop Art. The collection was sponsored by LVMH (the owners of Louis Vuitton), and past exhibits have even included the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat too. Get prepared to witness some of the most imaginative exhibits from contemporary artists available in Paris!
Every visit to Paris can be interesting and full of intrigue when there’s more than 100 museums with history and culture to visit. If you’re interested in making Paris the next destination for you and want to explore museums, set up a consultation and we can make that happen. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!