- By Kevin
- On Aug 30, 2017
- Travel Tips
Paris boasts some of the most famous and important art galleries and museums in the world and is the home of priceless iconic art works dating back thousands of years,to modern and contemporary artists.Paris city guide bring you to see the world-class exhibitions,and to visit top Paris art galleries.
One of the most picturesque art galleries in Paris is the Orangerie Museum,situated in the stunning Tuileries Gardens.The Orangerie Museum houses some of the best works of art from Monet,Renoir and Picasso–among other impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces.Just outside Paris you’ll find the Musée Nissim de Camondo situated in the former private home of the rich Parisian Moïse de Camondo–so you’ll be admiring more than just the impressive collection of objets d’art and French furniture on show.Château d’Écouen,in rural Paris,is also home to the National Museum of the Renaissance-a must-visit to learn about one of the most important movements both socially and artistically to have come out of Europe in all of history.
The Louvre Museum is considered one of the finest art galleries in the world for its wide collections of pre-historic artefacts to 18th century masterpieces and is one on everyone’s bucket list.From world-famous works of art like the enigmatic Mona Lisa,to the stunning Venus de Milo,the Louvre contains over 35,000 pieces to be admired over eight themed historic departments and does not fail to disappoint.Use your Paris Pass for exclusive Fast Track Entry benefits and walk past the long snaking queues right to the front!
Another one of the best Paris art galleries is the Musee d’Orsay set on the bank of the River Seine.One of the most popular art galleries in Paris,it showcases art and sculpture from 1848 to 1915,featuring works by the big names such as Delacroix,Manet,Gauguin,Cézanne,Monet,Renoir,Sisley and van Gogh.Set in a converted train station,visitors can admire the stunning Beaux Arts architecture and huge original turn of the 20th century hanging clock–one of the most photographed items in the whole museum!
If you prefer more modern and contemporary art,the Centre Pompidou is considered the most important museum of modern art in Europe,second in the world only to the MOMA in New York.So with that reputation you’re bound to be captivated.Outside-in you’ll be impressed by this unconventional building,one-of-a-kind in its design with multi-coloured facilities on the outside of the building.Within,there are all manner of media for you to admire from video,to sculpture,Fauvists to Cubists.