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Written by Kajani Shivam on May 20, 2020 Share on

Museum Visits in Paris – A complete guide to visit the Marvelous Museums of Paris

Paris is a top tourist destination and is unarguably one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The city offers multiple attractions to explore. One of those attractions is the mesmerizing museums where you can witness the beauty of numerous art.  Paris holds more than 250 museums which make museums in Paris one of the major attractions. 

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I hear that all 250 museums are not possible to visit on a  single vacation. We here at Pickyourtrail have picked the top 5 must-visit museums in Paris which makes your vacation easy. Let’s take a walk to the top museums. 

Top 5 Must-visit Museums in Paris

1. Louvre Museum

A visit to Paris won’t be complete without visiting the largest art museum in the world. Louvre Museum is a must-visit museum in Paris. The Lovre museum was initially built as a fortress in the early 12th century. Later was transformed into a museum which is the home for 35,000 artworks and holds the world’s most revered artistic treasures. Interestingly it is estimated that it would take nine months to look at every single piece in the museum, but don’t be overwhelmed. There are numerous interesting self-guided tours offered, from the greatest hits of the museum’s masterpieces tour to one built around the Da Vinci Code. Some of the interesting pieces of art are The Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and The Winged Victory of Samothrace. It is one of the best places in Europe let alone in Paris.

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2.Musée d’Orsay

This is the art museum which is located in the prime location which is on the banks of Seine. It is a former railway station and now is the home to France’s national collection of art produced between 1848 and 1914. There are many beautiful and renowned artworks exhibited in this museum. The museum also holds some of the famous artwork collections of Degas,  Van Gogh, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Renoir, and  Cézanne. For an overview of the museum, consider taking a 90-minute guided tour which generally runs once a day in English.

Musée d'Orsay in Paris
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3.La Cinematheque Francaise

La Cinematheque Francaise is a museum dedicated to the history of Cinema. The museum has the largest collection of artefacts that are related to movies. The cubist building where the museum house is designed by the famous Frank Gehry. The museum is a perfect treat both inside and outside for the visitors. This museum is definitely not be missed by movie lovers. 

La Cinematheque Francaise museum in Paris
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4.Cite des Sciences

Cite des Sciences is the largest science museum that is located in Europe. The museum attracts an overall of 5 million people every year. Some of the major attractions in the museum include a planetarium, a submarine,  an IMAX theatre, and special areas for children and teenagers which includes interactive activities and workshops. 

Cite des Sciences museum in Paris
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5.Musée Rodin

The final museum which makes to the top 5 museums to visit in Paris is Musee Rodin. In 1908, French artist Auguste Rodin donated his entire collection to the nation, under the condition that it maintains and displays the works in his former workshop and showroom, the Hôtel Biron, a grand mansion built in Paris’ 7th arrondissement during the 1700s. That building is now known as the Musée Rodin. Visitors are allowed to view his works within the mansion’s walls and also throughout the peaceful rose garden which surrounds the whole property. Museum highlights include “The Thinker,” as well as “The Gates of Hell” and “The Kiss.” The museum is currently under renovation, but all permanent exhibits are still open to visitors.

Musee Rodin Museum in Paris
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Now you have the perfect guide to visit the famous five museums in Paris. Learn more about the history, architecture, and view the Artwork of the legends. How to visit Paris? If that was the question running in your mind, Pickyourtrail is here to help you with perfect trip packages which leads you to visit the City of Lights. 

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