Pyramid of the Louvre – 75001 Paris
Each visit to the capital is worth a visit to the Louvre, as the largest museum in Paris is full of treasures. It brings together works of western art from the middle Ages to 1848, ancient Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, graphic arts and Islamic arts civilizations. From room to room, the former royal palace reveals its masterpieces: the Mona Lisa, The Raft of the Medusa, the Venus of Milo, The Victory of Samothrace … In total, some 35,000 works! In eight centuries of existence, the Louvre has been marked by many architectural trends, from the medieval fortress of the twelfth century to the glass pyramid of Pei (1989). Last addition: the architects Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti have signed the new showcase welcoming the Arts of Islam, an undulating glass roof covering the courtyard Visconti and flooding with light the 2,800 m² of the new department.
The visit of the museum is particularly pleasant during the nocturnes: less busy, the Louvre offers a different atmosphere and breathtaking views of the Pyramid of Pei, Cour Carrée and the Seine. The hundreds of windows of the Palace offer unique views of the Carrousel, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, the Napoleon Court, Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois, the Pont Neuf and the Rue de Rivoli.
Antiques/Archaeology/ Art/Arts of Islam/Graphic Arts/Jewelry/ Furniture/ Ornaments/Painting/Sculpture
Renaissance (15th – 16th) Mannerism (16th) Baroque (16th – 17th) Neoclassicism (18th – 19th) Romanticism (18th – 19th) Realism (19th) Impressionism (19th century) Symbolism (19th century)
The Tuileries Garden has been attached to the Louvre since January 2005.
From January 5th, the biggest museum in the world will open at night every first Saturday of the month, free for all, from 18h to 21h45.
Tuileries Garden, By the Seine – 75001 Paris
Louvre – 1st Arrondissement
In two impressive rooms, the Musée de l’Orangerie houses a series of large sizes of the Nymphéas, a masterpiece offered by Claude Monet himself to France in 1922. The basement hosts the collection Jean Walter and Paul Guillaume, dedicated to great names of the 20th century: Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso …
Architectural style:Napoleon III
Collection period: Impressionism (19th century) Modernism (20th century)
Park : Tuileries Gardens
The musée du quai Branly- Jacques Chirac
An extraordinary museum that takes you on the trail of non-Western civilizations. A few meters from the Eiffel Tower, the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac is undoubtedly an essential place of culture in Paris. Recognizable for its famous vegetal wall designed by botanist Patrick Blanc, it was inaugurated in 2006 and is entirely dedicated to non-Western civilizations.
Featuring an auditorium, a reading room, a cinema, a restaurant and a bookstore, the architectural ensemble designed by Jean Nouvel sits in the heart of a wooded savannah, a 2-hectare garden where you can have a relaxing break once the visit is over.
Through its permanent collection and its temporary exhibitions, the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac highlights the richness of early cultures and enlighten visitors on the importance of these civilizations within World Heritage. With an incredibly rich background of 700,000 photographs and 300,000 works and objects (musical instruments, textiles, clothing) from Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Americas, the museum offers an exceptional immersion in the heart of distant universe. A real journey through time and territories.
The temporary exhibitions of the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac take an ever more innovative look at cultures in the spotlight. Connected with contemporary Western civilizations, they seem closer and more accessible, while maintaining this mystical dimension that always makes them as fascinating.
Science and Industry museum
30 avenue Corentin Cariou – 75019 Paris
At the heart of the largest landscaped park in Paris, there is a unique and spectacular place. Just enter to explore the innumerable secrets of science, to multiply unusual experiences, to dive into the infinite possibilities of the image …
At the City of Science and Industry, curiosity brings young and old to a thousand and one pleasures of discovery.
The City of Children offers two exhibitions (2-7 years and 5-12 years) to learn by playing: we build a house, we play with water jets. Even parents want to win!
Architectural style: Contemporary
Collections periods: Futurism (20th) Movement (20th) Contemporary (20th – 21st)
Park: Villette Park
View of Park de la Villette, Bassin de la Villette.