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Arts Décoratifs
Located in the Palais du Louvre along the rue de Rivoli, between the Tuileries gardens and the Place du Palais Royal, the MAD is the conservatory of engineering craftsmen and artists. The collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts, one of the largest in the world, presents, from the Middle Ages to the present day, an unequaled panorama of the history of furniture, glass, ceramics, goldsmith, jewel, design, textile and fashion, graphic design and advertising.
107 rue de Rivoli, 75001
Closed Mondays

www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr
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Arts et Métiers
One of the city’s least known museums, the « Arts and Crafts Museum” is housed in a magnificent building with origins from the sixth century on the border of the Marais district and displays a superb collection on the history of science and industry which includes Pascal’s calculator, Foucault’s pendulum and a Cray II supercomputer!
60 rue Réaumur, 75003
Closed Mondays

www.arts-et-metiers.net
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Carnavalet
First opened 1880, the museum of the history of Paris, located in a beautifully maintained Renaissance mansion once inhabited by Madame de Sévigné, has an interesting collection of objects from historic figures such as Napoleon, Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, and is well worth a visit if you are discovering the historic Marais neighborhood. Carnavalet is closed for refurbishment and will reopen end of 2019.
23 rue de Sévigné, 75003
Closed Mondays

www.carnavalet.paris.fr
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Centre Georges Pompidou
Originally opened in 1977, and renovated in the late 90’s, the Pompidou Center possesses the most important collection of modern art in Europe. The controversial « inside out » architecture designed to maximize exhibition shocked at the time, but has proved to be one of Paris’ biggest attractions. There are at least thirty special exhibitions per year, as well as conferences, a cinema and library.
Place Georges Pompidou, 75003
Closed Tuesdays

www.centrepompidou.fr
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Cognacq-Jay
Housing the collection of Ernest Cognacq and his wife Marie-Louise Jay (founders of the Samaritaine department store), this discreet, elegant museum has an impressive selection of 18th century art, furniture and ceramics presented in an old Marais manor house.
Hôtel Donon, 8 rue Elzevir, 75004
Closed Mondays

www.cognacq-jay.paris.fr
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Fondation Louis Vuitton
Commissioned by Bernard Arnaud, American architect Frank Gehry designed la Fondation Louis Vuitton, a new space dedicated to contemporay artistic creation. With its permanent collection, commissions, temporary exhibitions and multi-disciplinary events it offers visitors a myriad of cultural experiences and magnificent views of La Défense and Bois de Boulogne from the rooftops.
8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116
Closed Tuesdays

www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
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Guimet
Built by a millionaire originated from the city of Lyon to house his collection of Eastern art in the late 1800’s , this museum was recently renovated and redesigned by architect Henri Gaudin in a clean, modern style to best highest this, the most important collection of art from the Far East, Central Asia, India, and Japan.
6 Place d’Iéna, 7501
Closed Tuesdays

www.guimet.fr
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Jacquemart-André
Built in the 19th century to house the Edouard André and Nélie Jacquemart collections, this unique museum, housed in a magnificent mansion on Boulevard Haussmann, presents an impressive range of paintings, furniture and works of art. The private apartments are in their original state and the tea room is a nice place to have tea or a light lunch.
158 boulevard Hausmann, 75008
Open daily

www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
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Le Louvre
The most famous museum in the world, and a dominant historic landmark since the 12th century, the Louvre has an encyclopediac collection spanning art throughout the ages, including, but not limited to European painting and sculpture, Islamic and Egyptian art, Roman and Greek masterpieces, and must-sees such as the Mona Lisa, The Winged Victory of Samothrace, and Delacroix’s « Liberty Leading the People ».
99 rue de Rivoli, 75001
Closed Tuesdays
www.louvre.fr
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Marmottan
The Monet museum, located in the former hunting lodge of the Duc de Valmy contains more than 300 paintings, mostly by Monet, but also by contemporaries such as fellow impressionists Degas, Manet, Pissaro and Renoir.
2 rue Louis-Boilly, 75016
Closed Mondays

www.marmottan.fr
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Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle
Originally the King of France’s royal medicinal garden, the Natural History museum became part of the national patrimony during the French revolution. It contains a superb collection of the history of animal life in the « Grande Galerie d’Evolution » as well as exhibitions in neighboring buildings on minerology, prehistory and meteorology. Paris’ most charming small zoo « La Ménagerie » and the botanical gardens are a short walk away.
36 rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 75005
Closed Tuesdays
www.mnhn.fr
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Nissim de Camondo
Built in the early twentieth century near the Monceau park by a wealthy banker, this is one of Paris’ most beautiful and least well known collections of 18th century furniture and art in a wonderful mansion modelled after the Petit Trianon palace in Versailles.
63 rue de Monceau, 75008
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

https://madparis.fr/en/museums/musee-nissim-de-camondo/www.ucad.fr
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L’Orangerie des Tuileries
As its name indicates, this building was the former orangerie (or orange grove) located in the Tuilerie Gardens. Built in the 1850’s, it underwent a long and complicated restoration, and houses one of the most enjoyable collections of Monet works in the world. His masterpiece Les Nymphéas are exposed under natural light as the master wished them to be seen.
Jardin des Tuileries, 75001
Closed Tuesdays

www.musee-orangerie.fr
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Orsay
A former train station, mailing center, film set and auctioneer building, the Musée d’Orsay opened to the public in 1986 as one of Paris’ most impressive national museums. It showcases art in the western world from 1848 until 1914 in a building with great volumes, and more than 16,000 square meters of gallery space.
62 rue de Lille, 75007
Closed Mondays
www.musee-orsay.fr
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Petit Palais
Built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, this magnificently restored building houses the Fine Arts Museum of the city of Paris. Its column and dome echo the Invalides monument across the river, and the selection of art includes works by Courbet, Ingres and Delacroix.
Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008
Closed Mondays

www.petitpalais.paris.fr
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Picasso
Located in the Hotel Salé, the former residence of the salt tax minister, this museum recently reopened after a mong refurbishment and exhibits the most important collection of Picasso paintings, drawing and sculptures in the world, as well as the artist’s own personal collection of art.
Hôtel Salé, 5 rue de Thorigny, 75003
Closed Mondays

www.museepicassoparis.fr
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Quai Branly
One of Paris’ most recent museums, the Quai Branly, is located in a brand spanking new building by famous architect Jean Nouvel, and contains the collections of the former Musée des Arts Africains et Océaniens and part of the former collection of the Musée de l’Homme (museum of anthropology) , and has more than 250.000 stored works and 3.500 on display at any one time. The « plant walls » of artist/scientist Patrick Blanc are fascinating.
55 quai Branly, 75007
Closed Mondays

www.quaibranly.fr
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Rodin
Located in the 16th century Hotel Biron next to the Invalides, the Rodin museum houses Paris’ most important collection of works by the sculptor as well as temporary exhibitions concerning the artist’s work. The beautifully landscaped garden is a must (weather permitting). So romantic!
77 rue de Varenne, 75007
Closed Mondays
www.musee-rodin.fr
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