Specialty Museums in Paris

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Specialty Museums in Paris

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  • yfp02
    2 contributions
    Having been to Paris on numerous occasions this was a museum that we had overlooked. It is well worth the visit not just for Monet’s Water Lilies, as there is so much more to see. There was a Matisse exhibit when we went which was amazing. Well worth the visit. Would recommend pre-booking tickets.
    Written May 14, 2023
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  • Steven A B
    Carmel Valley, CA62 contributions
    We have been to this museum on several occasions. This time we had a professional guide and it made the experience much more worthwhile. I recommend a two hour guided tour.
    There 5 people total in our group.
    Written May 24, 2023
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  • Leeann C
    Phoenix, AZ50 contributions
    This was a very interesting museum. The highlight was riding the carousels and playing the games. Keep in mind that it's entirely in French (we knew going in), so you'll miss the context if you don't speak the language. The collection is very unique.
    Written March 24, 2023
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  • Ryan S
    Keaau, HI364 contributions
    It's a grand house, but small enough and well designed enough that you can feel you might like to live in it back in the day. That contrasts with many such houses that are too grand and over the top, those don't seem inviting. We didn't learn the somewhat tragic history of the family until after our visit - please look that up in advance, as it added to our appreciation of the house and its contents. Moreover, we were assuming it was just another rich banker, but we found there was a lot more to the family's story.
    Plan on about 70-90 minutes here. Ideally you can access via the Monceau metro stop and have the short but beautiful walk across Parc Monceau on your way to the museum.
    We didn't do the audio tour so the details of furnishings escaped us, but we enjoyed them overall. The china sets from 1700s in particular, amazing to see.
    It was not busy, we arrived around 11-11:30am without any advance reservations and paid onsite, none of which was a problem. No lines at all, so you can keep yourselves footloose and avoid pre-booking this one but just show up.
    Be sure to use some of the restrooms on various floors by the staircase, each of these feels like a step back in time, and we were impressed they are still allowing visitors to use their somewhat historic feeling bathrooms.
    Written April 24, 2023
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  • Trophy Travel Experiences
    Vancouver, Canada436 contributions
    I actually didn't know that this museum had probably the largest collection of Monet works in Paris. It is smaller than Louvre and Musee D'Orsay and a bit out of the way but really enjoyable, partly because it is so manageable.

    I would strongly recommend using the audio guide as that really enhances the experience. Lots of great Monet paintings and way less crowds that the other Paris museums
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria20,310 contributions
    An extremely interesting and well-made museum dedicated to non-European art. There is a section for Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Americas. You should leave yourself at least an hour and a half - two hours to see it. We didn't have pre-purchased tickets, but there were no queues to get in either, there were quite a few student groups though.
    Written April 19, 2023
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  • Enhappiness
    San Jose Metro, Costa Rica15 contributions
    Fabulous!!! Seating is a bit uncomfortable, Hard!! But don’t let that stop you! Well done and interesting for the whole family!!!
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • James C
    5 contributions
    This is truly an amazing museum for the art of measurement, science, engineering and communications. This is by far the number 1 museum in Paris. I know this might sound a bit much considering there is the louvre in Paris, but this is a completely different experience. It is a must for those mechanically and technically inclined. Not only are the exhibits very well taken care of and exhibited, the museum building itself is awe inspiring. The chapel turned aviation and transportation section which includes a facualt pendulum is mesmerising. By far the best place I have visited in Paris. Also the fact that it is not so extremely popular, during the week it was quite calm.
    Written May 21, 2023
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  • kappy26
    Boston, MA1,069 contributions
    What a great Museum that was just renovated. It tells the whole story about Paris and it is free other than extra exhibits showing in specific rooms
    Written May 14, 2023
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  • Member_France
    france302 contributions
    Great architecture, brilliant art, but I really wonder about dysfunctional and gender-insensitive restrooms (flush not working and a grossly inadequate number of women’s toilets leading to long queues). Pity!
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • Rachel K
    Ascot, UK434 contributions
    A lovely building in the Marais with helpful staff. It’s very small so doesn’t take long. 10euros pp. lots of stuffed animals and rifles to see.
    Written March 28, 2023
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  • Margueriteevel
    New York City, NY67 contributions
    Nice museum, manageable for children, lovely grounds. Wonderful way to learn more about Montmartre- many people’s favorite neighborhood in Paris.
    Written March 7, 2023
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  • easternsho
    Chestertown, MD281 contributions
    The museum is small, free and very informative! So much information on the origins, purpose and process. Had to leave with presents for family, who adored the fragrances.
    Written May 14, 2023
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  • premanka
    1 contribution
    In the museum, I visited the Sant Museum Hall, which has a collection of all the prehistoric deep sea creatures. It has four different sections, namely: The Time Gallery,Carcharocles Megalodon, North Atlantic Right Whale(phoenix), and Indo-Pacific coral reef. When I first entered the premises, it felt like I was inside a sea. At first, I saw fossils of all the organisms and I was stunned as I was gawking at all of them. All the fossils were 3.5 billion years old. I was astonished to read about them on the information board. The journey through the Time gallery was astounding.
    Then I reached the Megalodon section. I saw a giant jaw structure with 7 inches of teeth. At first, I was surprised that there really was such a big shark which had such a big jaw. Then when I read about it, it was written that its size was up to 4 school buses and it was 3X larger than a great white shark and weighed around 50 tons.

    Overall, my experience was breathtaking and one should visit there.

    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Cl4ir3
    Hampshire, UK154 contributions
    If you're into Dali or art in general this is a good way to spend an hour or two. It's not a huge museum but it's well stocked in terms of the art itself and the information it provides on Dali. Also it's central location lends itself to being part of a day in the area. Worth a visit!
    Written July 20, 2022
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