Month: May 2011

The Orangery Museum

Located in a former orangery, within the Jardin des Tuileries itself, the Musée de l'Orangerie is a museum housing Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Presented in a large space bathed in natural light, Claude Monet's huge “Water Lilies” are the highlight of the visit, but they are not the only reason to visit this beautiful gallery. the museum also presents works by his acolytes Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir and Rousseau. Orangerie Museum in the Tuileries Garden, 75001 Paris.

The Museum of Man

Located in the 1937th arrondissement of Paris, the Musée de l'Homme is an anthropology museum, created in 17 by Paul Rivet as part of the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques of Modern Life, which took place on same year. At the time, the Musée de l'Homme wanted to fight against racism, like its creator. Musée de l'Homme 11 Place du Trocadéro et du 75116 Novembre, 01 Paris. 44 05 72 72 XNUMX

The Carnavalet Museum

Located in the Marais district, the Carnavalet Museum or Paris History Museum is one of the few Renaissance hotels in the city. It tells the story of the capital from its origins to the present day, through the arts but also furniture and everyday life... Closed for renovation for 4 years, the Carnavalet Museum is now ready to welcome back beautiful people. Within its walls, the oldest museum in Paris houses drawings, prints, posters, photographs, objects of history and memory and other heritage archives retracing the history of the capital, from prehistory to the present day... Musée Carnavalet , 16 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris. 01 44 59 58 58

The Picasso Museum

Nestled in a superb mansion in the Marais district, the Picasso Museum is dedicated to the work of the great Spanish painter. With a permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and very rich archives, this is one of the most important collections of works by Pablo Picasso. As you can imagine, it attracts many art aficionados as well as of course all the big fans of the Spanish painter. Picasso Museum, 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris. 01 85 56 00 36

The Rodin Museum

Built in 1937 for the Universal Exhibition, this palace houses in its eastern wing the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris. With more than 8000 works, this museum covers all the main trends in 13th century art. The western wing, meanwhile, hosts the “Site de création contemporaine”, a place devoted to all forms of modern creation: painting, sculpture, design, fashion, video, cinema, literature and dance. Palais de Tokyo, 75116 Avenue du President Wilson, 01 Paris. 81 97 35 88 XNUMX

The Louis Vuitton Foundation

The Louis Vuitton Foundation opened its doors in 2014 with the aim of promoting artistic creation and making it accessible to all. This project was built for lovers of French art, culture and heritage. As Bernard Arnault explains, it is a new space that opens up dialogue with a wide audience and offers artists and intellectuals a platform for debate and reflection”. You will find great exhibitions of modern art there. The Foundation's collection is organized around four directions: Contemplative, Popist, Expressionist, Music/Sound. The Louis Vuitton Foundation, 8 Av. du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris. 01 40 69 96 00

The Quai Branly Museum

A few meters from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars, the Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac museum is certainly one of the must-see places of culture in Paris. Also called the Museum of Arts and Civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, the museum brings together the former ethnological collections of the Musée de l'Homme and those of the National Museum of Arts of Africa and Oceania. Inaugurated in 2006, it is distinguished by its pretty green wall designed by the botanist Patrick Blanc as well as the magnificent 2-hectare garden that surrounds it... Equipped with a theater, a reading room, a cinema, two restaurants and a bookstore, we owe this architectural ensemble to the architect Jean Nouvel. Quai Branly Museum – Jacques Chirac, 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris. 01 56 61 70 00