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On this page we list the main museums and art galleries that visitors go to see in Paris together with links to their official website where you can check latest prices, opening hours and any special exhibitions or closures applying to your dates.
If visiting the museums and monuments of Paris is going to be a major part of your visit to Paris, then it's worth checking out the Paris Museum Pass.
The Paris Museum Pass covers around 60 museums and monuments in and around Paris from the major tourist attractions like the Louvre to the more obscure and less well known.
For the mainstream visitor to Paris the Paris Museum Pass offers 60 museums and monuments in and around Paris.
For the average visitor those that immediately catch the eye include: Louvre, Orsay Museum, Army Museum (Tomb of Napoleon), Science Museum, Notre Dame (currently closed due to fire), Pantheon, Pompidou Centre and Rodin Museum in Paris.
Around Paris there are many chateaux, but it is Versailles that is the feature act for most visitors.
The Paris Museum Pass gives you unlimited fast track access to the museums and monuments covered for the duration of the pass that can be 2, 4 or 6 days.
The Paris Museum Pass is one of the core components of the major tourist sightseeing passes combining sightseeing in Paris with transport in one convenient package.
One of the world's largest museums, home of the Mona Lisa and also the most visited art museum in the world, an historic monument in itself.
No wonder this is the most popular museum attraction in Paris and the queues to get in are infamous.
We cover the Louvre on our own dedicated Louvre page which has links to the Louvre official website.
Housed in the train station building, constructed by Victor Laloux for the 1900 World Fair, the Orsay is a national museum devoted to all the arts between 1848-1914.
The Orsay Museum is now one of the most popular museums in Paris, situated within easy walking distance of The Louvre on the other side of the river.
We cover the Orsay Museum on our own dedicated Louvre page which has links to the Orsay Museum official website.Buy skip the line tickets
The Pompidou Centre is clearly a home for modern art, and it's hard to miss the brightly coloured tubes and pipes making up the exterior architecture.
The Dada and Surrealism movements are well represented at the Pompidou. Warhol, Jackson Pollack, Rothko, Kandinsky, Miro and Picasso are all featured prominently here, along with Marcel Duchamps and his 'ready-made' works of art.
Tucked away in the heart of Paris, in the Tuileries gardens, close to the Louvre.
This fully restored museum invites visitors to discover or rediscover in natural daylight Claude Monet’s vast Water Lilies collection, as well as 144 works from the Walter-Guillaume collection (Renoir, Cezanne, Modigliani, Matisse, Picasso, Derain and Soutine).
The Rodin Museum in Paris was opened in 1919, dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
The Rodin Museum is located on the south bank in a relatively obscure part of Paris for tourists but very close to Varenne Metro (line 13).
The Monet Museum in Paris features a collection of over three hundred impressionist and post-impressionist works by Claude Monet.
The Monet Museum is located away from the centre of the city to the west past the Eiffel Tower near the Bois de Boulogne. La Mulette Metro (line 9) is a few minutes walk away.
This fun, hands-on science museum ideal for kids attracts 2.5 million visitors each year, with its cool exhibits on anatomy and biology.
In the heart of the Parc de la Villette in Paris to the north east of Paris, this museum, unlike any other, invites you to take a different look at scientific and technological developments.
Porte de la Villette Metro Station (line 7) is in front of the museum.
The military history of France is brought to you through the museum's priceless collections from prehistory to 1945.
It preserves 50,000 objects listed, collections of weapons, armour, artillery, uniforms, emblems and paintings
The draw for many visitors is the Eglise du Dome housing the tomb of Napoleon.
The site is about a 15 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, La Tour Maubourg Metro (line 8) is next door.
The grandest remnant of the 1900 World Fair forms an ensemble with the Petit Palais and extravagant Alexandre III Bridge.
A large rotation of exhibitions makes this worth checking out for current content.
Situated off the Champs-Elysees close to Franklin D Roosevelt Metro (line 1).
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