Which museums are the most visited in Paris?

Published on : 03 May 20213 min reading time
An active city since Gallo-Roman times, Paris, the “City of Light”, is the place to be visited. Also known as the “City of Museums”, it is not to be missed. Incredible culture is concentrated in every street and each building. Every piece of land has a long history, art and cultural symbols.

Museums of fine arts

The most visited museums in Paris are the pride of the art world. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, decorative arts of all ages and backgrounds embellish exhibitions and collections in the city’s cultural sites.

Some museums in the capital have chosen to reserve their exhibition space for individual artists. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the art of masters such as Antoine Bourdelle, Auguste Rodin, Gusta Moreau, Eugène Delacroix, Pablo Picasso or Alberto Giacometti.

Photography is no exception in Paris. It features in the exhibitions and collections of many museums in the capital, such as the Jeu de Paume or the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée français de la photographie and the photographer Robert Doisneau are all dedicated to this discipline.

Paris Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art

Painting, design, sculpture, photography; Greater Paris is the capital of all art! From endless collections to temporary exhibitions and installations, works of art are present in many museums and exhibition halls, and these works of art are the pride of current creation.

For a change from the ‘classic’, you should visit the Centre Pompidou, which has the largest collection of modern art in Europe. You can not only admire the masterpieces of the 20th century, but also the works of major artists in contemporary settings, such as the famous German photographers Wolfgang Tillmans, Christopher Wool, Luc Tuymans and Christian Boltanski, Olafur Eliasson, Gerhard Richter.

The most visited museums in Paris are located on the heights of Chaillot, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris houses important collections of the greatest artistic movement of the last century, but it also pays particular attention to current creations.

Unusual museums in Paris

The most visited museums in Paris are not only the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou! Paris is full of confidential museums, usually private, which contribute to its heritage and are worth a visit.

Visitors in search of the unusual can also visit the Musée des Égouts, which has the largest network in the world as the second largest underground venue in Paris. The ancient tombs, also known as catacombs, are gathered in labyrinthine galleries with no less than 6 million bones in various cemeteries in Paris. Although the place cannot accommodate more than 200 tourists at a time, the crowd is always packed.

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