MUSEUMS IN PARIS TO VISIT: MY ADVICE ON WHICH ONES YOU SHOULD VISIT
If I say museums in Paris to visit, what does it come to your mind?
In this post you’ll find a list of the museums in Paris to visit and useful advice for those who visit the city for the first time or those who are looking for new places to visit.
And you? Have you visited Paris yet? What is your favourite museum?
Museums in Paris to visit
According to Expedia Explore magazine, Paris is one of the 15 European capital cities you must visit, not only for its elegance but also because its museums are amazing.
So, here are the must-visit museums!
MUSEUMS IN PARIS TO VISIT IF YOU VISIT THE CITY FOR THE FIRST TIME
If you visit Paris for the first time, here are the must-visit museums.
The Louvre is one of the world’s most important museums and only one visit is not enough to satisfy your desire to discover all its masterpieces.
Here are two unmissable masterpieces, but of course there are several Louvre works you can admire and you’re spoilt for choice.
- The Winged Victory of Samothrace, majestic and marvellous sculpture of classical age.
- The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the enigmatic and fascinating painting he always brought with himself.
The works housed at theMusée d’Orsay are the continuation of the tour of the Louvre Museum. In fact, the museum displays a collection of works dating from the second half of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century, including works of the masters of Impressionism, post-Impressionism, of the 20th-century avant-gardes and decorative arts.
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary art, is on the fourth and fifth floors of the Centre Pompidou and walking along its rooms you can retrace art history from the 20th century to the present day, admiring works of Cubism, Pop Art, Dadaism, Surrealism and many more.
MUSEUMS IN PARIS TO VISIT IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR NEW IDEAS
Have you been to Paris yet and have you visited its most important museums yet?
Now you can focus on other museums and you have two possibilities: you can discover small museums in Paris or you can visit those museums housing great masterpieces.
Below you’ll find the museums in Paris to visit where to admire some of the world’s most famous works.
Musée de l’Orangerie
Monet’s Water Lilies are on display in the Musée de l’Orangerie which exhibits Impressionist and 20th-century paintings.
It was Monet himself who chose this museum to exhibit permanently his Water Lilies, in order to create a single and large work.
One of the most important and well-known works by Rodin is “The Thinker”, that was conceived as part of the great composition of the bronze doorway Rodin had to make for the “Musée des Arts Décoratifs” and which is now on display in the Museum housing the works by the artist.
This museum houses more than 5,000 works by Picasso and is the world’s most important collection of works of the artist, including drawings, sketches, studies and photographs that allow us to understand the process of creation of the works of the great artist of the 20thcentury.
The Picasso Museum houses also the artist’s personal art collection, who loved being surrounded by works of other artists, often his friends, such as Modigliani, Mirò, Matisse, Giacometti and many more.