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9 museums in Paris you don't want to miss

Museums like the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay are the most famous ones in Paris. And well worth a visit!

But the French capital has a wealth of other great museums. Be amazed and visit one of the other museums during your visit to Paris.

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1. Fondation Louis Vuitton

This museum houses the private collection of businessman Bernard Arnault. The building in the Jardin d'Acclimatation is just as impressive as the modern art itself. Like a colossal sailing ship, it towers above the greenery.

Once inside, the building is arranged in such a way that you can get lost. Wander around the collection of abstract art, video installations and performance art.

Address: 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi

2. Musée de Montmartre

In two old buildings between the Sacré-Coeur and the Montmartre vineyard, you will find the Musée de Montmartre. Many legendary artists have lived here, such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

The unique collection of paintings, posters and drawings give a clear impression of the history of cultural Montmartre. The green, rustic gardens offer a great view of Paris.

Address: 12 Rue Cortot

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3. Centre d’Art Urban Fluctuart

The hip, new museum Fluctuart floats on the Seine under the Pont des Invalides. In this museum, you can see a permanent collection about the history of street art. And every year, there are several temporary exhibitions of modern artists. Think of famous artists such as Banksy.

Address: Pont des Invalides

4. Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle

At the edge of the Jardin des Plantes botanical gardens, in the 5th arrondissement, stands the Paris Natural History Museum. The museum has one of the largest natural history collections in the world.

The entire animal kingdom is on display iIn the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution. There are giant skeletons and dinosaurs, as well as life-sized giraffes and rhinos. A must-see for nature and animals lovers.

Address: Rue Cuvier 57

5. Atelier des Lumières

A spectacular 3D experience of the works of the Old Masters in a former iron foundry.

Accompanied by music, no fewer than 140 video projectors pull you into the works of art.

In the compelling exhibitions, you can experience works by artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Klimt and Dalí. It is also fun for children and teenagers.

Address: 8 Rue Saint-Maur

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6. 59 Rivoli

Artists once squatted in the 59 Rivoli building, but it is now an official cultural incubator with a raw edge in the Rue Rivoli shopping street. Around 30 artists work in the studio, but there are also alternating exhibitions and even concerts at the weekend.

The building alone is worth a visit, as the entire interior is decorated from top to bottom with all kinds of artistic creations.

Address: 59, Rue de Rivoli

7 . Musée Edith Piaf

Around the corner from Atelier des Lumières is the apartment-museum of one of the icons of French chansons: Edith Piaf.

The singer of the world-famous 'La Vie en Rose' lived in this small flat at the beginning of her career. Her belongings narrate the story of her life. Think of old photographs, golden records and the dress that earned her the nickname La Môme.

Address: 5 Rue Crespin du Gast

8 . Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris

The Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris houses modern, contemporary art. This museum is located near the Champs-Elysées. The pride of the museum is the impressive La Fée Electricité.

The work of art by artist Raoul Dufy is 60 by 10 metres. He made it for the world exhibition in Paris in 1937 and depicts the history of electricity.

Address: 11 Avenue du Président Wilson

9. Musée Carnavalet

Really want to get to know Paris? Then go to Musée Carnavalet in the heart of Le Marais, which has reopened its doors after a 4-year renovation. Located in two Renaissance mansions, you can view the collection in the more than 100 rooms.

There are also alternating exhibitions. Paintings, furniture, clocks and watches, ironwork, models, uniforms and jewels bring the turbulent past of Paris to life.

Addreas: 23 Rue de Sévigné

Famous museums in Paris

Don't want to miss the well-known museums? Below is a list of links to the various websites. Many museums are closed on Tuesdays, so always check the opening times on the respective sites before your visit.

Free entrance to museums in Paris

On the first Sunday of the month, museum visits are often free. You will, however have to pay for special exhibitions. EU youths younger than 25 years also get free admission to most museums.

Museums in Paris

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