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Paris Museums

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Paris has over 150 Museums dedicated to everything from music to submarines, natural history, the Bible and art. You could easily spend a full day in some of them while others are a brief one-hour discovery.

The most popular Museums to visit are:

Musee du Louvre – where you will find 12th to 19th Century European sculptures, art, paintings, and antiquities. The Louvres is the World’s largest Museum set across three floors containing over 300,000 objects. Among them are Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa, Marly Horses, The Raft of the Medusa, The Winged Victory of Samothrace, The Lacemaker, Michelangelo’s sculpture of The Slaves, a Medieval Moat excavation, and Perrault’s Colonnade.

Musee Carnavalet – is a much-visited mansion holding Parisian decorative arts including paintings, furniture, sculptures, and vases. The house is set out like a 17th Century residence and is in excellent condition.

Musee National d’Histoire Naturelle – is Paris’ indoor and outdoor natural history museum located in the Jardins des Pantes.  It has collections of animal skeletons, plant fossils, and dinosaur models.  It is a must-see for any children with an interest in animals and dinosaurs.

Musee del’Homme – is a fascinating and eye-opening collection of ethnological and anthropological artefacts which will delight adults and children alike.  Items such as mummies, shrunken heads and other human rituals are on display, cataloguing human’s history on Earth.

Musee de Montmartre – is a home set in the famous art district which once homed artists as famous as Renoir.  It shows life in the 19th Century along with artefacts of the period.  the surrounding gardens are also beautiful and provide a view over Montmartre.

For a full list of Paris Museums please visit:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Paris


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