October 18, 2023

Full of Antiques, These are 5 Famous Museums in France Apart from the Louvre

The city of Paris, France, is know for its beautiful architecture. Often called the city of love, the city also has many museums full of history from various corners of the world. Some of them are even former French Royal palaces.

One of them is the Louvre Museum which is an iconic museum in Paris. This museum, which was once a royal palace, tells 8 centuries of French history in it.
The collection is thousands of years old and is the museum with the best collection in the world. Just mention antiques from Egypt, the East, Greece, Etruria, to Rome. The Louvre Museum has a total of 35 thousand collections, including world-famous masterpieces, namely the Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s Slaves.

Not only the Louvre, this city has many museums that can be explore. All of them are designe by unique architecture and have a large art collection in the form of antiques from all over the world. Here are 5 famous and most visited museums in Paris, France apart from the Louvre museum.

Musée d’Orsay

This museum is internationally renown for its rich collection of impressionist art. The Musée d’Orsay displays all artistic creations from the West from 1948 to 1914. Representing all forms of artistic expression, the collection includes paintings, artifacts, sculptures, decorative arts, and photography.

Petit Palais

Just like the Grand Palais, this museum built for the Universal Exhibition in 1990. Even though its name is Petit Palais or which means small palace, the interior and exterior of this museum are no less magnificent.

This museum was designe by Charles Girault and is based on a trapezoidal shape. The architecture successfully combines a blend of traditional and modern architecture.

The Petit Palais presents a collection of paintings and sculptures from the late 19th and early 20th centuries acquired by the City of Paris since 1870. Either received as commissions or purchased directly from the artists or at exhibitions.

Musée Jacquemart-André

The museum is own by the Institut de France and displays an art collection worthy of a major museum in a stately mansion from the French Second Empire. The Musée Jacquemart-André is unique because it maintains the atmosphere of a royal house. Visitors will see living rooms in the 19th century, staircases of historical monuments, winter gardens, private apartments and much more. The first floor of the museum is devote to fine Italian art.

Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet

As the name suggests, this museum is home to the most important collection of Asian art in Europe and the most complete in the world. The Guimet Museum is suitable for visitors who love or want to find out about Asian culture, including Muslim culture and statues of gods from the Hindu Buddhist faith. There are many objects from Afghanistan, China and Japan.

Grande Galerie de l’Évolution

In this museum, visitors can enjoy the view of spectacular animals that look like they are moving under the dim light of the large glass roof. Exhibitions at this museum educate visitors about the diversity of living creatures in this world. There is the evolution of various organisms, there is also the impact that humans have on humans. This museum is suitable for science lovers, especially natural history.

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