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Museums you can’t miss in Paris

Quickly choose your ideal Paris museum with our handy guide. Whether you’re feeling artistic, historical, or avant-garde, we help you match your mood with the perfect Parisian art experience. Discover, decide, and delve into Paris’s best museums!

Musée du Louvre

Louvre Museum

  • Website: Louvre Museum Official Site
  • Why Visit: Home to Mona Lisa and thousands of other masterpieces, the Louvre is a treasure trove of art history and culture.
  • Mood: Inspirational and educational.
  • With Kids: Yes, offers a fascinating insight into art for all ages. Interactive guides for children available: make sure to pick them if your kids are not very much interested in museums, gamification changes it all…
    Hint: do not enter through the Pyramid entrance, instead, enter from the shopping mall entrance, from rue de Rivoli. Line are much smaller. As for your tickets, buy them from the machines, that’s quicker and simpler.
Musée d'Orsay
  • Musée d’Orsay
    • Website: Musée d’Orsay Official Site
    • Why Visit: Famous for its impressive collection of Impressionist art. A must-visit for fans of Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir.
    • Mood: Reflective and artistic.
    • With Kids: Suitable, especially for older children interested in art.

Centre Georges Pompidou - Beaubourg
  • Centre Pompidou
    • Website: Centre Pompidou Official Site
    • Why Visit: A hub of modern and contemporary art. Its unique architecture and avant-garde exhibitions are a draw.
    • Mood: Innovative and curious.
    • With Kids: Yes, especially for families who enjoy modern art and interactive installations.
  • Musée Rodin
    • Website: Musée Rodin Official Site
    • Why Visit: Dedicated to the works of Auguste Rodin. The garden sculptures offer a serene and pleasant experience.
    • Mood: Contemplative and serene.
    • With Kids: Yes, the gardens are great for children. At worst, they can play hide and seek in the garden while you’re visiting.
  • Musée du Quai Branly
    • Website: Musée du Quai Branly Official Site
    • Why Visit: Focuses on indigenous art and cultures from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.
    • Mood: Adventurous and explorative.
    • With Kids: Yes, it’s very educational for learning about diverse cultures. Ancient statues and weird accessories can be quite fun for kids.
  • Picasso Museum
    • Website: Picasso Museum Official Site
    • Why Visit: An incredible collection of Picasso’s works, offering deep insight into his creative process.
    • Mood: Artistic and introspective.
    • With Kids: Suitable for older children with an interest in art. Younger children may like the experience if they’re curious and love drawing.
  • Musée de l’Orangerie
    • Website: Musée de l’Orangerie Official Site
    • Why Visit: Famous for housing eight large Water Lilies murals by Monet. A peaceful and immersive experience.
    • Mood: Peaceful and reflective.
    • With Kids: Good for quiet visits and art appreciation. Not the best idea for kids though.
  • Musée Marmottan Monet
    • Website: Musée Marmottan Monet Official Site
    • Why Visit: Home to the world’s largest collection of Monet paintings and a fine collection of other Impressionist works.
    • Mood: Artistic and inspiring.
    • With Kids: Yes, particularly for those interested in Impressionism.
  • Musée des Arts et Métiers
    • Website: Musée des Arts et Métiers Official Site
    • Why Visit: A fascinating look at the history of science and technology, including historical inventions.
    • Mood: Curious and educational.
    • With Kids: Highly recommended, especially for those interested in science and technology. Loads of big machines and first airplanes can be impressive.

  • Palais de Tokyo
    • Website: Palais de Tokyo Official Site
    • Why Visit: A contemporary art museum known for its avant-garde exhibitions and artistic events.
    • Mood: Contemporary and vibrant.
    • With Kids: More suitable for teenagers and young adults. But some weekends, interesting and interactive workshops are organized for kids.

If you’re visiting Paris as a family, with kids or teenagers, check this page “Paris with kids or teenagers”…