Top 30 Museums in Paris


Paris is an enchanted city of elegant architecture and world famous museums. There are hundreds of art-galleries and museums through the “City of Light” that inherit cultural treasures. Below you can find a compiled list of the most beautiful and most interesting Museums in Paris. See also Top Places in Paris!

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1 – The Louvre Museum

The Musée du Louvre or officially Grand Louvre (in English, the Louvre Museum) is a must stop for those going to Paris. It is a retreat that appeals to both lovers of art, as well as to common people who after a day touring the museum become art lovers. The Grand Louvre is one of the greatest art museums in the world, with …see more

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2 – Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay, one of Paris’s most popular museums, owns roughly 6,000 works of art, which are mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including 2,600 paintings, 1,250 sculptures, furniture, and photography. It is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces …see more

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3 – Musée de l’Orangerie

The Musée de l’Orangerie (Orangerie Museum) is an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. The building of the museum was originally a winter greenhouse for the orange trees of the Tuileries Garden, and is glass-walled on the south side to allow as much sunshine into the interior as possible and rock-walled …see more

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4 – Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, the biggest science museum in Europe, presents a host of attractions combining science and interactive leisure activities. Located at the top of the greenery 35-hectare Parc de la Villette, the museum is a masterwork of modern architecture. The impressive glass and steel building was design …see more

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5 – Musée Rodin

The Musée Rodin (The Rodin Museum) in Paris is the most popular museum in Paris devoted to a single artist, which displays works by one of the greatest sculptors of all time, the French Auguste Rodin, who had, among others, the ability to show the inner feelings of the men and women he portrayed …see more

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6 – Petit Palais – Musée de la Ville de Paris

The Petit Palais, built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, became a museum in 1902 and now houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris). Designed by Charles Girault, it is based on a trapezium shape and is made up of four wings around a semi-circular …see more

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7 – Musée du Quai Branly

The Musée du Quai Branly (Quay Branly Museum) features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Opened in 2006, its collection comprises some 300,000 artefacts organised by geographical area, including sculptures, fabrics, statues and jewellery, 3,500 of which are on …see more

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8 – Musée d’Histoire Naturelle

The Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (National Museum of Natural History) in Paris includes the Jardin des Plantes, the Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology, the Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, and the famous Grande Galerie de l’évolution (Grand Gallery of Evolution) …see more

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9 – The Pompidou Centre

The Centre Pompidou houses Europe’s most important museum of modern art, the Musée National d’Art Moderne, and one of the world’s most significant art galleries. It also consists of a vast public library, a centre for industrial design, a centre for music and acoustic research, a bookshop, a cinema and performance halls, a …see more

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10 – Les Invalides – Musée de l’Armée

Completed in 1676, the impressive building complex of Les Invalides, officially known as L’Hôtel National des Invalides (The National Residence of the Invalids), is a masterpiece of French classical architecture. Originally built as a hospital and retirement home for disabled soldiers by Louis XIV, it now houses the …see more

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