Guide to the best museums in Paris
Artists from all over the world come to Paris, the Capital of the Arts, seeking inspiration in its museums and galleries.
Paris is home to the École des Beaux-Arts, where many famous European artists such as Degas, Delacroix, Monet and Renoir were trained.
The Louvre is the largest and most famous museum in the world, with works of art such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo statue. The Musée d’Orsay houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world.
The Georges Pompidou Center, on the other hand, houses works of modern and contemporary art.
To save on museum tickets you can buy the Paris Pass, which includes a Museum Pass.
Most popular Paris museums
A list to help you decide which Parisian museum to visit
Paris Museum of Modern Art
Composed of works mostly donated by collectors and artists, in this museum you can admire the works of artists such as Rouault, Picasso, Dufy, Gromaire or Matisse.
Museum of the Middle Ages
Also known as the Cluny Museum, it is housed in a building dating from the 15th century and contains one of the most outstanding medieval collections in the world.
It welcomes all types of contemporary art without restrictions of style or discipline, from painting and sculpture to video and photography. Closed during the mounting of new exhibitions, please confirm before visiting.
Cité des Enfants
Within the Cité des Sciences et l’Industrie complex is this learning space specially designed for children from 2 to 7 years old.