Hello! As there are over a hundred museums in Paris, it’s not possible to visit them all in one trip. So in this post I narrowed it down to four of my favourite museums in the city. I hope you find this post interesting, helpful or both!
The first museum on this list is the Louvre. The Louvre is possibly the most famous museum in the world, and many of the world’s most famous art pieces are found there.
Once a palace for the King of France (until the French Revolution) it is today the national museum to display the nation’s artwork.
In the late 1900s, plans to renovate the Louvre included the addition of glass pyramids to the museum. The pyramids are now a symbol of the Louvre and are also the entryway into the Museum.
As a preview of the artwork, shown above is the “Winged Victory of Samothrace”. If sculptures aren’t your thing, the Louvre houses a huge variety of artifacts where you’ll surely find something you enjoy!
Just like the Louvre, the Musee D’ Orsay was not originally a museum. It was built at the end of the 19th century as a train station, and only became a museum in the 1980s.
Sadly when I went to Paris the museum was closed, so I don’t have any photos of the Main Hall or any of the paintings. (Tip: Be sure to check the museum’s hours of operation before you go. Many museums are closed on Mondays or Tuesdays.)
Centre Pompido (Museum of Modern Art)
A really interesting museum I visited in Paris was the Centre Pompidou, Europe’s largest Modern Art museum. Even if you’re not into Modern Art, you’ll easily find something there that interests you.
Here’s a preview of the artwork you’ll find at the museum. This piece was painted by Alighiero Boetti, an Italian artist.
La Cité des Enfants (Paris Children’s Museum)
The last museum on this list is a bit different, as it’s the Children’s Museum! This probably isn’t something that everyone would like to go to, but I definitely enjoyed it.
When I visited Paris, I was a bit younger, so we actually visited the museum for me. It was a lot more fun than I expected it to be, and my family enjoyed it as well! So, if you’re going to Paris with a kid, you should definitely check out this museum.
The outside of the museum is really cool as well.
That brings us to the end of my post today! I had a lot of fun writing this, and I hope you enjoyed it. I am working on something super exciting related to my blog and I can’t wait to show you in a few weeks…
Thanks for reading.