Paris | The city of museums

As the city of lights and romance, Paris has always been the most sought after holiday destination in the world. If you already know the French capital you may spend your next holiday discovering the museums. Paris is in fact home to some of the most famous and important to the world art galleries that its walls are full of masterpieces of world art. Needless to say, the prince of museums in Paris is certainly the Louvre. Built in 1190 by Philip Augustus, the Louvre palace underwent several changes during the centuries until the recent work of modernization which took place in the eighties under Mitterand. The Paris museum is famous for hosting the Mona Lisa along with a vast collection of works. You should therefore visit the museum several times or focus with a good guide only on the major works. The museum is divided into three sections Sully, Richelieu and Denon that contain works ranging from ancient nineteenth century. Of great importance is the Egyptian collection, that of Etruscan, Greek and Roman works of the Italian Renaissance and the French nineteenth century.

Montmartre Museum

Montmartre Museum

Paris Museum D'Orsay

Paris Museum D’Orsay

Paris Museum

Paris Museum

If you love impressionism then be sure to visit the Museum of Orsay which is among the most popular with tourists. Take the metro and get off at Solferino. It will be easy to recognize the museum that is housed in an old train station. Here you can see not only masterpieces of French Impressionism but also works of photography and decorative arts. More modest in size but equally famous is the Orangerie Museum housed in the park of the Tuileries. Inside the museum are housed works by Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Amedeo Modigliani, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso and other famous artists. In a room used for the purpose of the museum you can sit and admire the impressive paintings by Monet known under the name of Water Lilies.

Paris Museum Louvre sunset

Paris Museum Louvre sunset

Paris Museum Louvre

Paris Museum Louvre

Paris is also populated by small museums of great importance. Among these are the house museum Delacroix, that of Victor Hugo and the lovely museum Vie Romantique mainly linked to the figure of George Sand and Frederic Chopin. Finally out of every museum you will see, Paris is lively, pulsating, charming, engaging. In a word, indescribable.

Paris Museum Crown

Paris Museum Crown

Paris Museum of Arms

Paris Museum of Arms

While in Paris you might also want to check: A different trip to the latin quarter of Paris, The Trampoline Bridge on Seine River in Paris.

Paris Museum photos: lilie_morhiril, Pantchoa, David Alan Robillard, masoud khamis, Chaz-Jaz, _| |_, Bluelily.

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