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Museums in Paris

Louvre Museum

Considered as one of the greatest art collections in the world. Tourists, locals and specially painting lovers come to view the exceptional collection of European paintings which range from I400 to I900.
The Louvre Museum is a famous and historic museum and is the most visited in France. It and holds many works of art. Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace are a few examples.

The Orsay Museum

The Musée d'Orsay is an art gallery that contains many paintings, sculptures and photographs. Some of the most important works of art by Monet, Mattise and Van Gogh are here. This museum was built where the train station used to be located. Orsay features all the arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, objects d'art, furniture, cinema, photography, music, decoration even opera.

The Pompidou Centre

The Pompidou Centre was constructed between 1971 and 1977 and receives 25,000 visitors a day. It is located near Le Marais and Les Halles and is also known as Beaubourg.
The building style is very modern and it houses the Centre's National Museum of Modern Art, which occupies two floors with some 40.000 works.
The National Centre for Art and Culture Georges Pompidou called Center Pompidou was promoted and created by President Georges Pompidou is one of the most original cultural institutions in the center of Paris which houses one of the most important museums...

Rodin Museum

The Rodin Museum was opened in 1919 in an 18th century mansion where the artist once lived and worked away from the noise of the city.
As you enter to the museum will notice the presence of Rodin’s most famous sculpture, The Thinker, sit upon a pedestal, watching over the garden; also The Gates of Hell, another well known work and more sculptures which grace the garden area.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Musée des Arts de la Mode et du Textile

The Musée des arts Décoratifs covers interior design, furniture, objects de arts, wallpaper, tapestries, ceramics, glassware, and toys from the Middle Ages to the present day.
The Musée des Arts de la Mode et du Textile features a collection of roughly 30,000 costumes from the 18th century to the present. It is currently undergoing renovation; reopening is projected for September 1996.
Open Hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 12.30 a.m.-6 p.m. / Sunday: 12 noon-6 p.m.

Musee du Vin

The Musée du Vin will show you a collection of instruments and objects related to French wines and vineyards. After you learn about the different methods of wine production, don’t miss the themed lectures and wine-tasting lessons, after that smell and taste.
Open Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am - 6pm

  • Individuals:
    Visit + 1 glass of wine €11.90.
    Reduced rate (student, senior, disabled person, large family, jobseeker): €9.90
    Visit + 3 glasses of South-Western wine €17
    Visit + 3 glasses of wine with 20 min activity led by a wine professional €27
    Free tasting at the end of the visit.
    Free for children (less than 14years)

  • Group tour:
    from 15 people: €8

Other museums in Paris:

  • Musée de l'Orangerie
  • Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume
  • Musées National des Techniques et des Arts et Métiers
  • Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

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