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5 Paris museums you can’t miss – Part 2



Welcome therefore to the 2nd and last installment of our top 5 Paris museums you can’t miss. So far, we have suggested:

  • The Louvre
  • The Orsay
  • The Rodin Museum

Here’s the thing with Paris museums, though: no matter how many you see, no matter how deeply you explore, you can never stop. And our very, very short 5 point list should be regarded as nothing more but the beginning of this amazing exploration.

4. The Cluny National Museum of the Middle Ages is one of my all time favorite museums if you ask me about all the museums from all around the world which I have visited. It is exclusively dedicated to the middle ages, a not-so-dark time in the history of France. There are artifacts and objects that accurately describe the life and activities of people in the middle ages, there are beautifully colored stained glass pieces describing daily life images, armours belonging to brave knights, swords and all sorts of weapons not only from the French region, not only from Europe even, but from all over the world.

But perhaps the most outstanding pieces in the museum are the Flemish Tapestry Series “The Lady and the Unicorn” depicting the senses through one of the greatest medieval myths: the unicron.

5. And here we are, almost at the end of this cultural trip of ours. And the last museum I am going to recommend that you visit in Paris is the Pantheon. A former Roman Temple, it is a Catholic Church that honors the memory and serves as the final resting place for some of the most brilliant personalities France has given to humanity. Aside from the fact that it is a culturally relevant spot, it is also commendable for its wonderful panoramic view of the city. And I warmly advise you to opt for that feature and go see it all!


5 Paris museums you can’t miss – Part 1



One of my favorite cities in this whole wide world is Paris. It might even sound like a cliche, but this is truly a place you can fall in love with. And once you’ve given your heart here, you’re not taking it back. So in  honor of this place I love, here are 5 Paris museums you can’t miss. This is a warm and sincere recommendation and we can get a preview together.

So I’ve visited most of the relevant Paris museums and to be honest, I have never come to regret visiting any of them. But there are a few that have really stayed with me throughout time. And I love browsing through the pictures I took there – the cool part of it is that you can always take pictures inside French museums without restrictions and for free. The only thing you need to mind: no flash allowed.

So here is my list of top museums to visit in Paris:

  1. The Louvre is a universal museum, one of the biggest and most prestigious museums in the world. It preserves a lot of the international patrimony of humanity and represents an amazing unforgettable travel through history and ages. The Louvre used to be the Parisian royal palace and French kings used to live here. Louis XIV, however, prefered the safety and seclusion of a country house and built the Versailles. The Louvre became a museum in 1793, during the French Revolution. You can visit the museum for free if you are 25 or under. Otherwise, the ticket is 17 EUR. Every cent will be worth it. You will see ancient relics, statues, paintings from all centuries from virtually all artists that have gone down in history. And you can even catch a glimpse of the most famous painting in the world: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the central piece of a marvellous gallery dedicated to the Italian genius artist.

2. The Orsay Museum is the greatest gallery in Paris. It is located in a lovely venue, an old railway station transformed into a museum only in the 20th century. Most of the structure of the building was preserved and the place looks majestic from the outside as well as the inside. You can admire not only paintings, but also statues and all other forms of art, particularly from the 17th to 19th century.

Delacroix, Monet, Manet are present here with paintings you’ve surely seen in manuals. And you can also see what is my personal favorite collection: Vincent van Gogh. some of the greatest, most famous paintings signed by the Dutch artist are preserved at the Orsay.

3. If you like sculpture, you can pay tribute to the one who is probably the greatest sculptor in France, Auguste Rodin, at the Rodin Museum. It was opened in 1919 in honor of one of France’s most beloved sons. It is an outstanding place for a rendez-vous with a true genius, one who marks the limit between the classical take on sculpture and a modern, yet purely authentic and personal trend. The Thinker and statues of Balzac are just a few of the pieces you can admire at this museum.

And if you want to make the most of your Parisian experience, a great idea would be to get a Paris airport transfer.