For the more logical and well known French Museums in Paris
France you will of course recognise the name The
Louvre, which is famous for the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinchi and this
place can take at least a day or more to get round depending upon how passionate you are
Or how about the popular Musee d'Orsay that picks
up where The Louvre leaves off and is situated in the former Paris railway station on the
left bank of the River Seine and it mainly features French
art from the period of the mid 1800s to the 1st World War.
There are lots of museums that are dedicated to famous artists, sculptors and a couple of
others that are really interesting like the Musee Rodin
and the Picasso Museum, but to get a real feel of
how some of the them lived, going to the Musee
Bourdelle and seeing his residence and workshop or the Gustave Moureau museum that he himself organised and
left to the City of Paris when he passed away, that
can really makes you feel like you are stepping back in time.
There are also numerous French museums in Paris that are dedicated to a specific topic,
like the Musée de la Poupée, which is all
about dolls, or the Musée des Egouts or Paris Sewers
Museum and as you can guess is down beneath the city, and yes, you can even take a tour of
the Paris sewers and see how they work and came about.
Other museums in Paris dedicated to specific themes are the Musée de la Musique, dedicated to music and
musical instruments that even has a Stradivarius violin, the Musee de la Poste, dedicated to the French
Postal Service and the Musee du Vin, dedicated to the very French past-time of wine and
wine making through the centuries where you can even have wine
tasting sessions, then why not enjoy a meal in the restaurant accompanied by one of the selected wines.
There are numerous other museums in Paris and such a wide variety to choose from that even
include going inside a decommissioned
submarine, visiting the air and space
museum and going inside a Boeing 747 and Concorde or going down to the Catacombs, which are definitely more fun for the
children and gets them away from the traditional art scene.
But there are just too many to talk about and you could spend months in Paris alone, just
going round visiting these museums in France, without even contemplating any other areas,
or for that matter the different monuments and landmarks, which is another major part of the French History that Paris is so proud of.
Yet do bear in mind that all the museums are closed for at least one day of the week and
this is usually on a Monday or Tuesday, it is like the Musee D'Orsay that is closed on a
Monday, whereas the Louvre is closed on a Tuesday and so on a Tuesday at the D'Orsay it is
extremely busy and if you do not like crowds it is best avoided this day if possible.
Also at certain museums you can gain free entry on the first Sunday of every month, which
is a tremendous saving if you have a large family, however, if you do decide to choose
this option, then the crowds and the queues can be absolutely enormous, especially at some
of the more well known and famous museums like The Louvre!
So we have found that you really do need to plan in advance exactly where you wish to go
for what you are interested in, otherwise you will run out of time and get very
disappointed! Mind you, that could be a good reason for going back to visit other
French museums in Paris again!!