On your holiday to Paris it doesn’t matter whether you are staying in a Premier Inn or couchsurfing with one of the locals, there is a museum near you and you should definitely visit it, there are so many that there really are no excuses. Read on to find out some great museums that you can visit on your next holiday to Paris.
The Louvre was and is quite possibly the largest and most famous art gallery in the entire world. It has everything you can imagine from artifacts from stone age times to Roman sculpture and all the way to the Mona Lisa. If you are planning to visit the Louvre ensure that you either go very early, so that you can spend some time in its two extremely large wings, or better yet spend two days looking at everything.
A museum that is situated on the banks of the Seine that is housed on a former railway station known as Gare d’Orsay and thus the name. This museum is focused mainly on French art dating between 1848 and 1915, and boasts the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist works in the world.
Some of the most famous artists that have pieces in the museum are Money, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat, Gauguin and Van Gogh. As you can see that this is a serious art museum and is possibly the best display of French works in existence.
The Centre Pompidou
The building of the Pompidou with its colour, exposed pipes and air ducts make it extremely distinctive in the Parisian landscape, and the building itself is just as famous as the works that it houses. The design itself is unique because it is almost like an inside out building with the workings of the building on the outside and the space for the gallery completely enclosed.
This modern art museum is in itself modern art, but houses the largest collection of modern art in Europe, with 50,000 works by 5,000 artists, there are only about 600 works on display at any one time.
The museum boasts great names of modern art, such as Dali, Picasso and Duchamp.