Museums in Paris

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Museums in Paris

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  • M.V
    Athens, Greece45 contributions
    It was a unique experience! We had a great time during the day!We will come back and all the travellers have to visit it at least once .
    Written February 20, 2024
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  • Colette
    Richmond, Canada14 contributions
    Book your tickets ahead and try for the first timeslot as it gets very busy FAST!! You cannot see it all so pick your top 5 and go from there. You do not have to line up in from of the pyramid, go to one of the side entrances and you can get in with no lineups. This will save you hrs of wait time.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Acjc220
    Toronto, Canada39 contributions
    I found the viewing of the Water Lilies to be a profoundly moving experience. I had seen some of his works years ago at the MOMA and I as extremely impressed. Over the years, the ubiquity of the images had dulled my appreciation of the work so I was feeling a bit jaded. Spending time, however, slowly being immersed in his vision was something else. Give yourself time, to take it all in. It is not something that can ever be caught on camera. If I did again, I would try to be first in line on a cold and bright winter weekday. This would you the best chance of having the contemplative experience that Monet envisioned.
    Written January 31, 2024
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  • Corrado R
    Vedano al Lambro, Italy1,106 contributions
    Nice museum including a big exposition of Rodin's operas, both sculptures and paintings.
    There are also some Van Goghs and a painting from Monet.
    Written February 19, 2024
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  • RonL40
    Utica, NY3,563 contributions
    Don't be disappointed after you go into the drawing rooms on the first floor or (if you're not interested in medieval art) the illuminated pages on the second floor. The pearls of this collection are below, in a marvelous collection of Monet paintings -- over a dozen of his water lilies. There is as well, an impressive collection of works by Berthe Morisot impressionist paintings. Boosted by a special exhibit of Morisot when we were there. Well worth going.
    Written November 30, 2023
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  • ArtemisInLove
    GA252 contributions
    The most unexpected, fantastical, magical museum in Paris. Photographers will feel like they're in a dream world. Everyone else will be enchanted. So much better than countless paintings as far as museums go. You can't miss this attraction.
    Written December 17, 2023
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  • Lenny H
    Auckland, New Zealand733 contributions
    Great journey through history. So much to see and read. The museum is totally bilingual. Not a place where I’d take young children.
    Written February 15, 2024
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  • Christine S
    Jackson, NJ40 contributions
    Beautiful museum and testament to a families rich history. Be sure to watch the video on the top floor before beginning your tour.
    Written October 8, 2023
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  • Harry G
    Solon, OH345 contributions
    We have visited often. We did not know there were galleries under the main floor. We would not have known but for going to the current special exhibit about etching. Super. So too the collections we had missed on all our previous visits. Shame on us. We stayed for a light lunch. Very efficient service and good pasta. To be in such a venue is a special honor.
    Written November 30, 2023
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  • Victoria
    188 contributions
    Centrally located, the Musee de Cluny is the city's premier museum dedicated to medieval art. Most of the artefacts are local. You'll find lots of sculpture and stained glass, notably from Notre Dame and Sainte-Chappelle, among other items.

    The highlight? The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries - six massive 15th century tapestries that deservedly have their own room. Take an adventure through the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch (just don't touch the tapestries themselves) and wonder who or what is the lady's one desire.

    Like all museums in Paris, you'll need to go through security to enter.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Laura H
    San Francisco, CA70 contributions
    I really enjoyed my visit! It is a house tour that is a little off the beaten path of the Paris museums. Not far from Arc de Triomphe. Interesting architectural details and a perhaps slightly oddball but interesting collection of pieces.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • RonL40
    Utica, NY3,563 contributions
    We were expecting a history of the deportations during World War Ii. The museum and memorials are much more more... here is an exhaustive history of antisemitism and pogroms... from the days of the Roman Empire through contemporary times. The World War I experience is emphasized but there is a deep and long history that is not overlooked. Remarkable presentations. The exhibition of the photographs of Julia Pirotte, a French resistance fighter, was beautifully curated -- on exhibit until January 7, 2024. So go soon if you have the chance! A free museum that is beautifully designed and deeply moving.
    Written November 20, 2023
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  • 53MSG
    New York City, NY291 contributions
    What a collection of artefacts! All from erstwhile French Colonies in South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Barely place to walk. Though really, these should be back in the countries they were taken from. There's one collection donated by some doctor who worked in the Indo-China French colonies. Granted that had they not been here, they would not have been carefully preserved and more likely sold to private collectors by the various regimes after independence.

    We actually went for the Kehinde Wiley Collection of Portraits of African Heads of State. The short film provided an explanation on how he went about it. Just a wonderful exhibit. Wiley also painted President Obama.

    There was a history of Bollywood Cinema. Stunningly curated together with the history and evolution of film and film shows in India.
    Written October 22, 2023
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  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia810 contributions
    This historical science museum really captured the interest of my engineering family. It has seven sections: scientific instruments, materials, energy, mechanics, construction, communication and transport. I liked the intricacy of the instruments; my family especially enjoyed the mechanical displays of levers, steam engines and other devices. There are displays on famous scientists and inventors where their laboratories are recreated for you to view. The section in the church has a Foucault pendulum in operation and an extensive multi-level transport and aircraft display which you can view from various walkways.
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • lucydog2011
    Bologna, Italy5 contributions
    The Carnavalet is often overlooked by tourists, but is a gem of a museum, with a wonderful collection of art and objects that tell the tale of Paris. It is well worth visiting and is ideally located close to the Musée Picasso in the very interesting little area around the Marais.
    Written January 26, 2024
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