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The Louvre is by far the most famous museum in Paris. It is the largest art museum in the world, with almost 40,000 art objects, and it is the most visited art museum in the world, with almost 10 million annual visitors. Here you can find art from ancient Egypt, objects from the Greek and Roman eras, islamic art, and much more. The most famous painting you find in the Louvre is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. The museum is so large, that it is almost impossible to see everything in one visit, so I would recommend coming back for a second time. The museum building also has an interesting history, as the Louvre Palace was the residence of many French Kings.
2. Musee d’Orsay
In the Musée d’Orsay you can find all kinds of French art. Here you can find the world’s greatest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art works. The works were made by painters like Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, and many others. The museum is located in a former railway station that was built in the Beaux-Arts period, which makes the museum experience even better, as not only the art is stunning, but so is the building.
3. Centre Pompidou / Musée National d’Art Moderne
The Centre Pompidou, located in the Marias, houses the Musée National d’Art Moderne, which is Europe’s largest modern art museum. It is one of the most popular art museums in the world. Here you can find works by Dada, Picasso, Francis Bacon, Mondrian, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and many others. If you like modern art, then this is one of the best museums in Paris for you!
4. Musée Picasso
Another modern art museum, Musée Picasso, features a lot of works made by Pablo Picasso. There are more than five thousand different art objects here. All Picasso paintings in this museum were donated by his family after he died, because of a French law at the time stating that heirs can pay inheritance taxes with works of art. This museum is also located in the Marias, close to the Centre Pompidou.
5. Musée Rodin
The Musée Rodin features works made by the sculptor Rodin, perhaps most known for ‘The Thinker’. The museum houses thousands of objects, including sculptures and drawings. It has two locations, one in Paris, and one just oustide of Paris at Rodin’s former home.
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