Musee du Louvre

The "Louvre" is one of the most famous museums in the world. Besides treasures from all around the world the Louvre shows the most famous picture in the world, the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci.  

Centre Georges-Pompidou

The "Centre Pompidou" is named after a French president and opened in 1977. The Centre Pompidou is home of the Musée National d'Art Moderne and other cultural institutions. The factory like shape was quite strange at the time of construction, but now the building of Rogers & Piano is considered as a design icon.

Musee D'Orsay

In the former railway station "Gare d'Orsay" was transformed into a great art museum in 1986. The museum shows paintings of Cezanne, Monet, Matisse, Renoir, Gauguin and many other famous artists.

Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie

The "City of Science and Technology" was opened in 1986. The futuristic concept is a great playground for children. 

Jeu de Paume

The art hall "Jeu de Paume" shows interesting exhibitions, of photography, new media and contemporary art.  

Hôtel Salé Musée Picasso

In one of the most beautiful city palaces in Paris, the "National Picasso Museum" was established in 1985. The former palace of a salt merchant was transformed into a museum of the spanisch artist who lived in Antibes in southern France. There are a Picasso Museums in Barcelona and in Antibes.

Institut du Monde Arabe

The "Institut du Monde Arabe" is a center for Arab cultures from Morocco to Persia. The institute, opened in 1987, shows films, exhibitions and dance of the Arab world. Tip: Great view from the roof terrace on Notre Dame

Musée Guimet

The "Musée Guimet" shows exhibits from all over Asia from Afghanistan to India and China to objects from Japan and Korea. Particularly interesting is the Chinese porcelain, Qing Dynasty paintings and Buddha sculptures from Japan.    

Musée du Luxembourg

The museum is located in the Jardin du Luxembourg and was built in 1886 by the Senate. The house serves as an exhibition center for the Renaissance, Art and Power and everything that deals with the Jardin du Luxembourg.   

Musée de la Mode

If not in Paris where else should be a fashion museum. In addition to historical robes, the museum shows accessories, fashion graphics, underwear, haute couture and fashion photography. 

Palais de Tokyo

The "Palais de Tokyo" is home to the most innovative contemporary art center in Paris. A hip place for international art events. 

Musee du quai Branly

The "Musee du quai Branly" has one of the best collections of non-European art in Europe. French architect Jean Nouvel has created a building with impressive rooms and plenty of floor space to present objects from far away cultures.  

 

37, quai Branly

www.quaibranly.fr

 

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