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1. Posted by Mafalda88 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi!!!!

I have listened a lot about Paris, so I am interested to visit it, I love mouseums, Could you please help me to choose an interesting museum there?

2. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 7y

Hands down I'd say the Musee d'Orsay and the Jardins de Rodin (Rodin Gardens). Those are my absolute favorites

3. Posted by spongehead (Full Member 119 posts) 7y

While you're there, don't forget Musee Du Louvre.

:)

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Although not a museum per se, I recommend you tour the Catacombs. They're an eerie reminder of what lies beneath Parisians' feet and they kinda make you reflect on your own existence. They were by far my favourite place to see, although the Louvre is always wonderful.

5. Posted by Juan_Lopez (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

deffinatly Musee Du Louvre!!!

6. Posted by Latteigne (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Quoting Mafalda88

Hi!!!!

I have listened a lot about Paris, so I am interested to visit it, I love mouseums, Could you please help me to choose an interesting museum there?

Paris, my beautiful and wonderful city :
The Municipal museums http://www.paris.fr/portail/english/Portal.lut?page_id=8229

and the other museums : http://www.paris.fr/portail/english/Portal.lut?page_id=8262&document_type_id=4&document_id=34371&portlet_id=19096

The Best :
Le Louvre : http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp?bmLocale=en
Le Musée d'Orsay
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais
Palais de la Découverte

and the Monuments :
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
L'arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile
Hotel des Invalides (with the Tombeau de Napoleon)
La Tour Eiffel
Opera Garnier
Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus%C3%A9es,_monuments_et_sites_de_Paris

and more and more...

7. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

I think that the Musee D'Orsay is much more worthwhile for a casual visit than the Louvre which is frankly overwhelming (and it can be a mission to hunt down things that you're interested in looking at).

The Jardins de Rodin is a top suggestion. I also liked the Musee Picasso, but that's obviously only going to be a winner if you like Picasso.

8. Posted by spongehead (Full Member 119 posts) 7y

Quoting magykal1

I think that the Musee D'Orsay is much more worthwhile for a casual visit than the Louvre which is frankly overwhelming

Oh dear, I don't think that Musee D'Orsay is any more a 'casual visit' than the Louvre...even though the former is distinctly smaller. I remember having this opinion before I went but how wrong I was; I spent more than half a day at Musee D'Orsay!

9. Posted by loveit (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

If you are more into modern art than more classical stuff, you should definitely try the Pompidou Centre (Centre Georges Pompidou)! It has an incredible selection of 'conceptual' art etc, but it's all really approachable and just generally fun! And the building itself is of course an attraction in itself!

For something more historical - not just art - try Les Invalides which has a the Musée de l'Armée (military museum) from the middle ages to today and also contains the tomb of Napoleon. You can rest assured you won't run out of museums to visit in Paris!

10. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

Quoting spongehead

Quoting magykal1

I think that the Musee D'Orsay is much more worthwhile for a casual visit than the Louvre which is frankly overwhelming

Oh dear, I don't think that Musee D'Orsay is any more a 'casual visit' than the Louvre...even though the former is distinctly smaller. I remember having this opinion before I went but how wrong I was; I spent more than half a day at Musee D'Orsay!

Yes, I agree that it's a serious museum (thankyou), just that I think if you only have time for a casual visit (i.e. not one where you purposefully go to look seriously at specific things) it's a more worthwhile place to go than the Louvre. That's my opinion.