I have wanted to do a post on the many museums in Paris, and which ones I prefer to visit when I go there, since I went there 3 visits ago, and now 3 visits later, I am finally getting around to do it.
Firstly I have collected my favourite five, which is places that I usually always visits when I go to Paris.
Palais de Tokyo / 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Palais de Tokyo is a modern museum with mostly experimental art and contemporary installations. It is also my all time favourite museum, not just in Paris, but in general. I have mentioned the museum several times before, and cannot say enough about how amazing it is.
The museum is open from 12.00 to 20.00, and is closed on tuesdays.
Centre Pompidou / Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Pompidou is probably one of the most spoken off museums in Paris, not counting Louvre. The place offers some great and mostly modern art, both with their permanent and temporary exhibitions. On top of that they have an amazing cafe on the top of the building, where you can enjoy a great meal together with a perfect view of Paris.
Centre Pompidou’s opening hours are from 11.00 to 22.00 and is closed on tuesdays.
Monnaie de Paris / 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris
Monnaie de Paris ism, as the above mentioned places, mostly a museum of modern art. I just on saw an exhibition of Mauricio Cattelan there, and I must admit it came very close to being one of the best exhibits I have ever seen. Definitely a place I am planning on returning to.
Monnaie de Paris is open from 11.00 to 19.00.
Musée de l’Orangerie / Jardin Tuileries, 75001 Paris
Musée de l’Orangerie is placed right in the middle of Paris, just a short walk from the Eiffel Tower. If you are into modern and contemporary art, l’Orangerie is probably not the place for you, but it does showcase some absolutely stunning works of Monet and Picasso. The museum is not a place I visit every time I’m in Paris, but it is somewhere which is worth visiting at least once.
Its opening hours are from 09.00 – 18.00, and is closed on tuesdays.
Fondation Louis Vuitton / 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris
Fondation Luios Vuitton is placed a little outside the inner city of Paris, although no more than 20-30 minutes with the metro. The art showcased there has a very changing style, but even if the current exhibition is not quite you, the beautiful architecture of the building, the view from the rooftop and the permanent installation by Olafur Eliasson are sure to make the trip worthwhile. However I will advise you to buy your tickets online from home, this way you can skip the line once you arrive. I did not do this, and ended up standing in line for 2 hours!
The museum is always closed on tuesdays, but otherwise the opening hours changes from day to day.
Maison de Victor Hugo / 6 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris
Maison de Victor Hugo, is not on my top five of my favourite places to see but it is somewhere I usually do visit whenever I’m in Paris.
Victor Hugo is a famous french author and artist who died in 1885, however his house at Place des Vosges has been preserved and is open for visitors. It will differ from person to person whether they find the house worthy of a visit or not, but it have become quite the tradition for for me to visit the house whenever I’m in Paris. This might also have something to do with the house being placed in one of, after my opinion, the best shopping areas, and right across from my all time favourite Paris Café.
The house is open from 10.00 to 18.00 and always closed on mondays.
Although the six place above is some of my favourites they are not the only museums in Paris, and here below I have collected some of the other museum, that either have visited and liked, or wants to visit, but never gotten around to.
Musée Picasso / 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, Frankrig
The museum is open from 10.30 to 18.00, and from 09.30 to 18.00 on in the weekend, and closed on mondays.
Petit Palais / Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
The museum is open from 10.00 to 18.00 and closed on mondays.
Musée Carnavalet / 16 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris
Musée national du Moyen Âge / 6 Place Paul Painlevé, 75005 Paris
Open form 09.15 to 17.45 and closed on tuesdays.
Musée d’Orsay / 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris
Muséum national d’Historie Naturelle / 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
Open from 10.00 to 17.00 and closed tuesdays.
Musée Jacquemart-André / 158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris
Open from 10.00 to 18.00 every day but monday where it is open form 10.00 to 20.30.