Paris endorses the passion for art, and culture which is reflected in the vast number of museums situated here. The city is home to over 200 museums, among which Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay are the most popular one but every time you visit Paris there is something new served on the platter for art lovers. As you explore the city, you will realise that apart from authentic Parisian food that one thing which dominates Parisian’s obsession is its ART.
The number of Museums situated in Paris is the one of the highest such counts in the world. All forms of art museums be it impressionism and Asian art are celebrated here. Monet collections at L’Orangerie, the Musée Marmottan and the Musée Guimet are some the popular names amongst the art lovers.
Pass through the hidden shadows of established cultural institutions, which can be your surprising find in the city. One such Museum is La Pinacothèque. It exhibits a wide range from Incan gold and China’s terracotta soldiers to the work of Edvard Munch which shows this Museum’s non-linear approach to art history. The Museum has been praised for its huge exhibition space, which is extremely big as city’s major museums. It also allows viewers to get closer to the artwork.
Another museum is Cité de l’Architecture, which is situated in the eastern wing of the Palais Chaillot. This stunning art museum displays 350 plaster casts, which are collected from the country’s greatest monuments, a collection following the desecration of several buildings during the French Revolution. Some of these collections include sculptures from the Reims Cathedral (destroyed in the war), compilation of church portals, gargoyles, and saints and sinners from around France (that showcases the 1,000 years of history). Exploring all these art-piece can a different and unforgettable experience for anyone, who are interested in the elemental stories preserved in stone. You can also find a fabulous collection of scale models, reproduced frescoes and stained glass windows that will surely make you spellbound.
Visit Musée Dapper Museum to enjoy an incredible collection of African and Caribbean art, best sculptures & masks and can watch concerts, films and children’s shows held here on regular intervals.
There are numerous less popular museums that are known for storing not only the abstract art which are set in the period residences. These arts also offer Parisian lifestyles and furnishings during when France was at its cultural and political zenith. Such places are all set in the 19th century and situated in the 8th arrondissement close to the Parc Mondceau. The Musée Jacquemart-André, displays the private collection of Italian Renaissance masterpieces and The Musée Nissim de Camondo at Versailles showcases 18th-Century furniture, tapestries and porcelain. Another such Museum is Asian Art Museum, which displays fantastic private collection of Italian banker Henri Cernuschi. The artwork is unusual owing to its focus on rarely seen Chinese statuary. You can see early bronze pieces that date back to the 15th-Century BC and the work of the Tang dynasty (618-907AD).
There’ll always be something fresh to discover in Paris every time you visit this vibrant city.