French Museums in Paris France - Page 2
With so many different French museums in Paris to visit, you will find it a hard choice making your mind up which museums to go and see, but this does mean you will be able to find a museum that fits your particular interests, if it be artists or writers, the history of past wars in France through to themed museums in Paris like chocolate, French wines, perfume, the police and much more.
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The Bibliotheque-Musee de l'Opera National de Paris basically translates to the library and museum of the National Opera of Paris and is located within the historical building of the Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris.
- The Palais Garnier or Opera National de Paris Opera Garnier
- The Opera restaurant at Palais Garnier
The Musee Jacquemart-Andre Museum is located in a sumptuous palace mansion house that was built in the 19th century on the prestigious Boulevard Haussmann for Edouard Andre, and provides a fascinating journey through art works collected by him and his wife Nelie Jacquemart.
- History of Musee Jacquemart-Andre
- Discovering the Rooms at the Musee Jacquemart Andre
- Jacquemart Andre Tea Room and Cafe
The Musee Bouglione is owned by the Bouglione circus family and they opened this private museum in Paris as a true tribute to the circus arts, where it unveils all its treasures right in the heart of the Cirque d’Hiver or Winter circus.
The Musee Jean Moulin is dedicated to the French Resistance fighter Jean Moulin and at this museum you will find displays detailing his career as an artist, the town prefect and him as a Resistance fighter, right through to when he died from his injuries after being tortured by the Germans.
- Jean Moulin French Resistance Fighter
The Musee Nissim de Camondo museum in Paris is probably one of the most sumptuous private homes from the early 20th century that has been fully preserved as a museum and is located in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris.
The Musee Rodin museum in Paris is dedicated to the renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin, and is housed at the Hotel Biron mansion house, which is the place where he lived and worked.
- The Hotel Biron Mansion House
The Catacombes de Paris is the famous mass burial place for millions of Parisians that were relocated to old limestone quarries underneath the city of Paris towards the end of the 18th century and today have become one of the more unusual tourist attractions in Paris.
The Musee Grevin waxworks museum in Paris first opened in 1882, and since has increased its collection to include many famous people like Michael Jackson, Alfred Hitchcock, Elvis Presley and many more celebrities even people brought back to life from yesteryear.
- The History Of Musee Grevin
- Cafe Grevin
With many different museums in Paris some of these are very unusual, and a chocolate museum had to happen at some point, as you can find numerous gourmet boutiques selling fine chocolates, so it was long overdue to finally see the opening of the Musee Gourmand du Chocolat - Choco-Story Museum.
The Cite de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine basically translates to the City of Architecture and Heritage and this museum in Paris will provide a greater insight into the buildings and structures with the different designs through the ages.
- History of Cite de L’Architecture et du Patrimoine
The Musee de la Marine is the maritime museum located in the Palais de Chaillot at the Trocadero Gardens with its fabulous views to the Eiffel Tower, and contains thousands of incredible objects, models, navigation instruments and much more from the 17th century through to present times.
The Pompidou Centre or Centre Georges Pompidou, which is its official name, is often also known as the Beaubourg due to the area where it is located, but it also often gets the nickname of the inside out building, due to the construction techniques utilised to allow as much floor space within as possible.
- History of the Pompidou Centre
- The Building and Construction of the Pompidou Centre
- Le Georges Restaurant at the Pompidou Centre
The Musee de l’Homme basically translates to the Museum of Mankind, and is a unique museum in Paris devoted to the natural and cultural history of man through evolution and the human adventure, plus the collections held within it are among the first in the world in this field of science and exploration.
The Maison Europeenne de la Photographie is a museum and cultural centre on photographic media that showcases all forms of photography from reporting through to fashion etc, and now has over 15,000 pieces of works.
The Espace Dali is an art museum that displays the work of the surrealist artist Salvador Dali and is the only art exhibition that is dedicated to Dali in France.
- Salvador Dali The Surrealist Artist
This unique art museum in Paris was designed by the painter Gustave Moreau and is within the same building where he lived and worked, letting him have his works of art to be displayed to the general public just the way he wanted.
This museum is dedicated to General Philippe Leclerc who worked alongside General de Gaulle and was instrumental in the liberation of Paris during World War II, after the capture of the German Commander Von Cholitz.
- Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque
- The Liberation of Paris in World War II
The Musee Zadkine in Paris is dedicated to the artist and sculptor Ossip Zadkine who moved to Paris in 1910 from Russia, and this museum can be found within the house and grounds where he lived and worked.
Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris is an impressive tourist attraction in Paris that is a fine arts museum often just known as Musee Petit Palais.
- History of the Musee Petit Palais
- Le Jardin du Petit Palais Cafe
Musee Cernuschi Museum Holds Antiques From Japan And China
The Musee Cernuschi has a fascinating collection of antiques from Japan and China that had been collected by Enrico Cernuschi and span from the Neolithic period with some of the 5,000 works dating back to around 2000BC.
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