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Top Five Paris Museums

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A travel journal to Paris by dkm1981

Pantheon, Paris Photo, Paris, France More Photos
Quote: In a city that has more than its fair share of amazing museums, here are the ones that stood out for me . . .

Pantheon

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Attraction | "Pantheon, Paris"

Pantheon, Paris Photo, Paris, France
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Not strictly a museum, the Pantheon in Paris is making it into my top five museums in the city because it has fascinating history, it is a wonderful building and it is a museum of sorts, because it is home to the crypt in which lie some of France’s most famous people.The Pantheon is located in the Latin Quarter of Paris, at the top of the hill, where it presides over the rest of the city. It is a grand building whose large dome stands out in the skyline as one of the most prominent. It is easy to reach and in fact it is a very pleasant walk from the Seine up past the Sorbonne university and up to the Pantheon. The nearest Metro station is Cardinal Lemoine. The Pantheon is open every day fr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 7, 2011

Pantheon
Place Du Panthéon
Paris 75005
+33 (1) 44 32 18 00

Espace Dali

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Espace Dali is a lovely little museum dedicated to the eccentric surrealist artist who spent much of his life in Paris. I love Dali, I think he was a genius and if there is a museum dedicated to him or even one showcasing just some of his work, I’ll make a beeline to it. I particularly enjoyed this museum as it was quite atmospheric and very befitting the artist and sculptor.The museum is located in the Montmartre area of Paris, close to the Sacre Coeur. It is very easy to find as it is so well sign posted. Take the metro (underground train) to Abbesses or Anvers, where there is an uphill walk up to the white church. If the walk doesn’t take your fancy, you can take the funicular for the p...Read More

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Espace Dali
11 Rue Poulbot Near Place Du Tertre
Montmartre, Paris 75018
+33 (1) 42 64 40 10

Musee Rodin

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I absolutely loved the Musee Rodin in Paris. I have been to all of the major ones – The Louvre, The Musee Nationale D’Art Moderne at the Pompidou Centre and the Musee D’Orsay – and whilst they are all fabulous in their own way, none of them has the personal feel that the Musee Rodin has.It is what is called a house museum, being that it is based in a house and gardens rather than in a purpose built building. It’s not just any house though, it is the house that Rodin himself died in in 1917, which makes the choice of location all the more relevant and poignant.The museum is located in the Eiffel Tower district of Paris, just around the back of the massive and rather impressive g...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 4, 2011

Musee Rodin
77, Rue De Varenne
Paris 75007
+33 (1) 44 18 61 10

Centre Pompidou

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Attraction | "Modern Art in a Modern Building"

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The Centre Georges Pompidou (or Pompidou Centre in English) is a huge complex in the 4th Arrondisement in Paris. The building contains a huge national library as well as some exhibition centres, but it is most famously home to Paris’ Musee Nationale D’art Modern – or the modern art museum. Any visit to the centre should begin with a wander around the outside. The building itself was designed by a group of architects who won a competition organised by the then President of France Georges Pompidou (hence the name). In contrast to the rest of the buildings in Paris, it is outlandishly modern, appropriately so for its purpose in my opinion. The idea behind the design was essentially to create ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2011

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
Paris 75004
+33 (1) 44 78 12 33

Musée du Louvre

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Attraction | "5. The Louvre"

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The Louvre is one of, if not the most prestigious art museum in the world and it houses a simply fantastic collection of paintings, sculptures and other precious objects. It is an absolute must for the first time visitor to Paris.The museum is located at the bottom of the Champs Elysees in the very centre of Paris. Even if you don’t fancy going into the Louvre, you should absolutely visit because the buildings in which it is housed are worthy of a look themselves. The building was originally a palace, built in the twelfth century, which was home to the Royal Family until Louis XIV chose to move to the Palace of Versailles just outside Paris. After that it was used to display the Royal coll...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 30, 2011

Musée du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli
Paris, France 75001
+33 (1) 40 20 51 51