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Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

Paris is a perfect picturesque city, known for being a city of lights and lovers, it is also well-known for its rich cultural legacy reflected through the presence of top-notch museums showcasing ancient art, diversified cultures, and historic times. In this blog, we will be going to explore the 10 best museums in Paris that capture this lively city's creative and historical heritage that are evident in their artistic masterpieces!

Orsay Museum

Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

The well-known Orsay Museum is known for having the world's largest collection of impressionist paintings making it a one-of-a-kind Paris art museum. It was originally established as a railway station at the end of the 1800s.

You may find more than 2500 sculptures and paintings on display including the works of famous artists like Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Gauguin. Don't forget to drop by the nearest vintage-style cafe to fuel yourself.

Esplanade Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, 75007 Paris, France

The Center Pompidou

Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

It is a famous Paris museum known for amazing architecture holding greater value than the artworks in the National Museum of Modern Art. The Center Pompidou gives off laid-back vibes where in addition to the museum, it also offers a library, a music center, a trendy restaurant, and a bar on the rooftop. It brings about artistic treasures to observe, a vibrant site to visit because it hosts permanent and temporary art exhibitions making it one of the best museums in Paris, exhibiting some well-known artists like Andy Warhol, Philippe Starck, and Pablo Picasso.

 Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

Museum of Architectural Heritage

Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

One of the amazing museums in France, the Museum of Architectural Heritage is a one-of-a-kind Paris museum that is located just across the Eiffel Tower on the Place du Trocadero. The museum welcomes you to embark on a trip through French architectural designs. Whereas, the amazing Gothic-style cathedral crypts are the main highlights of this museum.

 1 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 November, 75116 Paris, France

The Louvre

Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

The Louvre is without any doubt the jewel in the crown of Paris museums. It is one of the most famous museums in Paris and houses an enormous collection of artworks that spans centuries. Some of the ancient artifacts that are included in the extensive range of arts, being showcased include the majestic Venus de Milo and the mysterious smile of the Mona Lisa.

75001 Paris, France

Orangerie Museum

Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

Despite being the smallest and covering about 6300 square meters, the Orangerie Museum is one of the noteworthy museums in France showcasing beautiful impressionist paintings. The Museum has 2 art galleries devoted to Claude Monet's Water Lilies and is well-known for hosting permanent and temporary art exhibitions. The museum feature amazing art pieces made by some of the most well-known artists of all time such as Douanier Rousseau, Pablo Picasso, and Amedeo Modigliani.

Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France

Dali Paris

Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

Don't miss out on this famous Paris museum, a private little space on the slopes of Montmartre Hill, taking a short walk from Place du Tertre to immerse yourself into the imaginary world of Salvador Dali. This museum features approximately 300 unique artworks that are on display at Dali Paris. Here you may get a chance to witness different types of art from sculpting, and painting to engraving and photography. This is an eye candy for visitors to spend time and capture pictures as a memory.

11 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris, France

The Army Museum

Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

It is one of the famous museums in Paris, which is housed in a complex of buildings called "Les Invalides" in French. It has a collection of Weapons used and costumes worn by the French Army at various points in history. Furthermore, the French Military has a rich and illustrious past and this museum documents numerous significant military occurrences throughout French history. It also features the great Napoleon's tomb I in the Dome des Invalides which has become a prominent area of the complex.

129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France

Rodin Museum

Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

Rodin Museum is one of the famous Paris art museums where you can learn everything about Rodin and some of the well-known art pieces are displayed at the 18th-century hotel (Hotel Biron), situated in the heart of Paris near the Army Museum. Some of the renowned art pieces may include The Gates of hell, The Thinker, and several other masterpieces. You can also take an audio tour to know more about this French artist and don't forget to take a stroll through the gardens to see some cool sculptures.

77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France

Louis Vuitton Foundation

Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

Located right in the vast Bois de Boulogne Park, the Louis Vuitton is a famous Paris museum known for displaying modern art. The ultramodern structure is an artwork unto itself, whereas its unique sail-shaped design created by the renowned artist Frank Gehry is the main attraction for tourists visiting this museum. You may find intriguing pieces by contemporary masters like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele, you also have an option to navigate the museum with the aid of a useful mobile app that offers insightful background information as well.

8 Av. du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris, France

National Museum of Natural History

Paris’ Artistic Legacy: Discover the Best 10 Museums in the Capital

Since 1793, this museum has become a signing hub for scientific inquiry. It is a one-of-a-kind Paris museum that features cafes, botanical gardens, 8 galleries, a small zoo, stores, and numerous greenhouses. The amazing architectural design of this museum attracts visitors to their exhibitions of old and new items such as a skeleton of a rhinoceros that was formerly owned by Louis alongside more contemporary touchscreen displays and so much more.

57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France

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