Top 10 Museums in Paris – From art and culture to science and industry, Paris has a museum for everyone

Top 10 Museums in Paris – From art and culture to science and industry, Paris has a museum for everyone

Boasting an impressive collection of fascinating museums, all of which are within easy reach of many of our Paris holiday apartments, Paris is a city that really does cater for everyone’s tastes. With hundreds of museums showcasing a wide range of incredible exhibitions, visitors to this remarkable city will be spoilt for choice.

Paris is a city renowned for its huge array of must see sights and attractions, as well as being the home to some of the world’s most iconic museums. With so many fabulous museums to choose from, this top 10 list has been put together to help with your decisions of which museums to explore whilst visiting the city.

Musee du Louvre 

Situated within the 1st arrondissement of Paris, alongside the majestic River Seine, the Louvre is one of the most famous museums in the world. Boasting an incredible collection of simply stunning works of art, the museum is where you will find masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo. www.louvre.fr/en

Musee d’Orsay

Set within the former Gare d’Orsay railway station and one of Paris’ most popular attractions, this magnificent museum showcases artwork by several well-known artists, including Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh and is definitely worthy of a visit. www.musee-orsay.fr/en

Centre Pompidou

Named after George Pompidou, the former president of France, this fascinating centre is the home of the National Museum of Modern Art. The exterior of the Pompidou Centre is an attraction in itself as it is here that you will find the building’s escalators and service pipes, designed this way to create a more spacious interior. www.centrepompidou.fr/en

Musee des Arts et Metiers

The Museum of Art and Industry was founded in 1794 and exhibits an interesting collection of approximately 40,000 fascinating items, including impressive pieces of art, remarkable inventions and scientific instruments. www.arts-et-metiers.net/?lang=ang

Le Petit Palais

Built for the World Exhibition in 1900, this stunning palace is not only the residence of the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts, but it is also a building which boasts some truly incredible architecture and is a sight which is not to be missed. www.petitpalais.paris.fr

Musee Rodin

The delightful Rodin Museum is a cosy museum set within some truly beautiful gardens in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Dedicated to the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, the museum showcases a fine selection of the artist’s amazing work. www.musee-rodin.fr/en

Musee du Quai Branly

This incredible museum, which opened to the public in 2006, is filled with superb exhibitions of art and culture from Africa, Asia and the Americas and offers a great alternative to the regular museums in the city. www.quaibranly.fr/en

Musee de l’Armee

Located within Les Invalides, a complex of monuments, museums and buildings which were originally designed to accommodate injured war veterans, the Army Museum is brimming with a spectacular collection of military artefacts, uniforms and war memorabilia. www.musee-armee.fr/en/english-version.html

La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

One of the largest science centres in the whole of Europe, this incredible museum attracts millions of visitors every single year and is much loved for its ability to entertain all ages. Set within a modern building, the museum houses a brilliant planetarium and even has its own submarine. www.cite-sciences.fr/en/cite-des-sciences

Musée National Picasso Paris

Exhibiting a huge collection of the famous artist Pablo Picasso’s work, the museum is set within the grand Hotel Sale and attracts thousands of visitors every day. *Please note that the museum is currently closed for refurbishment and is due to re-open in Spring 2014* www.musee-picasso.fr