Musee du Louvre

The "Louvre" is the most famous museum in the world, here you can see the most famous picture in the world, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. The entrance is underground, in a glass pyramid designed by the American architect I.M. Pei. In addition to the Mona Lisa, the Musée du Louvre houses many art treasures from all eras, from painting to sculpture. There is also a great collection of Egyptian antiquities. Tickets should be purchased online from the museum's website (Link below). There you will also find admission prices and openig times.


Cour Napoleon


Centre Georges-Pompidou

The Center Pompidou, which opened in 1977, is named after a French President Georges Pompidou and houses the Musée National d'Art Moderne. There are many other cultural institutions in the art center. The Center Pompidou is also architecturally interesting because it stands out from the surrounding city like an industrial building. Glazed escalators on the west side lead to the upper floors. The national museum of modern art organizes important temporary exhibitions. For current exhibitions in the Center Pompidou check the link below.


Rue Beaubourg 19


Musée D'Orsay

In the former Gare d'Orsay train station from 1900, there is a great art museum since 1986. The Musée D'Orsay exhibits works by Cezanne, Monet, Matisse, Renoir, Gauguin and many other famous artists. The most famous paintings include the Rouen Cathedral by Claude Monet and the Self-Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh. The museum building with the large station hall is also worth a visit. From the roof terrace you have a beautiful view on the river Seine.


1 Rue de la Legion-d'-Honneur


Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

The city of science and technology opened in 1986 in the Parc de la Villette. The futuristic concept is a great playground for children. The Cité des sciences et de l'industrie museum was built in 1980 in an existing hall of a slaughterhouse. The steel and glass building was designed by Adrien Fainsilber. The exhibitions show French engineering skills such as the TGV, an Airbus cockpit, a racing car, a fighter jet and much more. You can spend a whole day in the huge museum.


Parc de la Vilette


Jeu de Paume

The art gallery Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume shows interesting temporary exhibitions, mainly photography, new media and contemporary video art. The museum is on the northwestern edge of the Jardin des Tuileries on the Place de la Concorde. The name "Jeu de Paume" is derived from the original use of the building. It was built in 1861 as a hall for the Jeu de Paume ball game (a type of tennis played with the palms of the hands).


Place de la Concorde 1


Hôtel Salé Musée Picasso

The Musée National Picasso was established in 1985 in one of the most beautiful city palaces in Paris. The former house of a salt merchant has been converted into a museum in which France shows his works by Picasso. The Spanish artist Pablo Picasso lived in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris from 1904 to 1909.

Other Picasso museums:

Picasso Museum Barcelona   Picasso Museum Antibes


5, rue de Thorigny


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. The Institut du Monde Arabe was one of François Mitterand's Grands Projets. It was designed by Jean Nouvel, who celebrated his international breakthrough with this building.


1 rue des Fosses-Saint-Bernard


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.


Place d'Lena


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.


19 rue de Vaugirard


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.


10 Av. Pierre 1er de Serbie


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. The Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris MAM is located in the same building.


13, Av. du President Wilson


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


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Paris Museum Pass

If you want to visit many museums and monuments in Paris, you can buy the "Paris Museum Pass". With the high admission prices for museums in Paris, this can definitely pay off. The pass is available for 2 days (52 €), 4 days (66 €) and 6 days (78 €) * (all prices 2020). The biggest advantage is that you don't have to queue. This can save a lot of time at famous museums like the Louvre.

The exact conditions and current information on the museum pass can be found here: