French Museums in Paris France - Page 5
You will find many different types of Paris museums to visit, with many of these having the largest collections of art, historical documents, artefacts in the world, through to some very unique museums that can only be found in Paris.
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Musee Carnavalet is the oldest municipal museum in Paris which depicts the history of Paris from a dugout canoe dating from 4600BC through to the present day.
- Hotel Carnavalet
- Hotel le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau
The Halle Saint Pierre is a cultural centre and contemporary art museum in Paris that brings together unique and unusual collections of contemporary art.
The Montparnasse museum was first created in 1951 within an artists studio by photographer Marc Veax, and is dedicated to the artists from this area of Paris.
Often just known as the Musee de la Poste, this is a unique museum in Paris and the most complete one in France dedicated to the French postal system.
- History of the L’Adresse Musee de La Poste
This Paris museum is dedicated to the impressionist artist Claude Monet, and is located in a former hunting lodge that is now called Musee Marmottan Monet.
Home to the Museum of the History of Immigration in France and a tropical Aquarium, this building was first constructed for the 1931 International Exhibition.
This museum in Paris is also a cultural centre dedicated to the history of immigration in France from the 19th century through to the present day.
Even though this is classed as a public library, it is more of a museum in Paris dedicated to the history of Paris that was started in 1872 by Jules Cousin.
- History of the Bibliotheque Historique de la Ville de Paris
Established in the 1600s, the Gobelins factory produced furnishings in the forms of tapestries intended for the royal houses, which still continues this today.
The Water Pavilion is a museum in Paris and a centre for documentation and advice on the water of Paris, plus also holds a permanent and temporary exhibition.
This museum in Paris is ideal for those who love history, as it is classed as the Museum of the Middle Ages and has artefacts from jewellery to tapestries.
The Thermes de Cluny are the ruins of the Gallo-Roman thermal baths constructed in approximately the 3rd century and are the best preserved in the city.
This cultural centre in Paris provides tourist information on the Brittany region of France, plus has temporary exhibitions, hosts mini concerts, meetings, etc.
This museum traces the history of craftsman and apprenticeship in France from the Middle Ages and is housed in the former headquarters of the Carpenters Guild.
There are two Pinacotheque museums in Paris, one that holds the permanent art displays, and the other that holds diverse and fascinating temporary exhibitions.
The Buddhist Pantheon museum has a unique collection of revered figures like the holy images of Buddhas and divine entities that was compiled by Emile Guimet.
- Japanese Garden and Tea Pavilion
The Musee Guimet is also known as Musee des Art Asiatiques Guimet and is dedicated to Indian, Japanese, Chinese and Indonesian artefacts and art masterpieces.
- History of the Musee des Arts Asiatique Guimet
When it comes to some of the unusual buildings and monuments in Paris, then the Chinese Pagoda has got to be one not to be missed.
This Paris museum has a rich and varied collection of Asian art collected by Clemence and Adolphe Philippe Ennery, and is displayed within their mansion house.
The idea to this Paris museum is to present the visual document in all its different forms from photography through to video, etc yet focus on world issues.
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