Top Art Museums of Paris

Musee d’Orsay:

Located in one of Paris’ giant old railway terminals, this museum has a spectacular setting .Before it became a world-leading art gallery, the Musée d’Orsay statik. had become the world’s first electrified train station. But it couldn’t accommodate the ever-increasing size of trains, leading the French government to the ingenious idea to fill it with art instead. Works by the biggest and best names in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art can be viewed here and fabulous decorative collections too of Art Nouveau glamour .Artists featured include Manet

Musee d’Orsay
d’Orsay Sculpture


Musee Picasso:

The great Spanish artist lived in Paris and France for much of his life and this museum is possibly the best of several dedicated to the artist including museums in hii Is home country – in Barcelona where he also lived and Malaga where he was born

The museum collection includes more than 5,000 works of art (paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, prints, engravings and notebooks) and tens of thousands of archived pieces from Picasso’s personal repository, including the artist’s photographic archive, personal papers, correspondence, and author manuscripts. A large portion of items were donated by Picasso’s family after his death, in accord with the wishes of the artist, who lived in France from 1905 to 1973.


Musee Rodin:

The famous sculptor François Auguste Rodin is generally considered the founder of modern sculpture.

Musee Rodin
Musee Rodin

While living in the Villa des Brillants, in Paris ,Rodin used the Hôtel Biron as his workshop from 1908, and subsequently donated his entire collection of sculptures – along with paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir that he had acquired – to the French State on the condition that they turn the buildings into a museum dedicated to his works. The Musée Rodin contains most of Rodin’s significant creations, including The Thinker, The Kissand The Gates of Hell. Many of his sculptures are displayed in the museum’s extensive garden.

Additionally, the nearby Métro stop, Varenne, features some of Rodin’s sculptures on the platform


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Musee National d’Art Moderne:

Appropriately situated in the modernist Pompidou Centre , the museum has been nestled in the centre of Paris since 1977. The Centre Pompidou building, a glass and metal structure bathed in light, says it is supposed to resemble a heart fed by monumental arteries in bright primary colours. Envisioned by its two architects, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, as a genuinely living organism, it is also built in one of the capital’s oldest medieval districts – the Marias .

Musee National d’Art Moderne
Musee National d’Art Moderne


Destination – France