This museum is a must, plain and simple. You don’t need to be an art expert by any means but you should decide what you want to see because the museum is huge and you could spend days on end there.
I recommend starting at the
After my previous visits to Paris, I had always gone home with the pain of having missed the Musee d'Orsay for lack of time. I made do with admiring the beautiful building (designed by Victor Laloux for the Universal Exhibition of
The Georges Pompidou Centre, known locally as the "Beaubourg," is Paris' main modern art museum.
The building was designed by the architect Renzo Piano and is internationally famous for its structure of exposed colored tubing.
The Rodin Museum was created in 1919 by donations from the sculptor and is in the former Biron Palace, XVIII century. The Museum's permanent collections are home to many famous Rodin sculptures like "The Kiss" and "The Thinker", as
As its name suggests, this is not one of the larger palaces to be found in Paris, but the triumphal arch and various reliefs and sculptures in the entryway sure draw your attention.
Even though it’s situated in a veritable frenzy
Saving a part of history and pride of Rochefort, in the Arsenal shipyard there is a model of the Hermione, which was the ship that the Marquis de Lafayette visited the United States in, in 1780 in aid of the Founding Fathers of
The Cluny Museum occupies a 2-storey medieval mansion and houses a collection of medieval art and handicrafts including the "The Lady and the Unicorn", a beautiful fifteenth century tapestry with flowers, animals and different
The last time we were in Paris we spent every day in front of this museum. It is situated next to the hotel we stayed in and a short walk from the Grand Boulevards and metro station. Initially we spent too much time here as there was
The Natural History Museum of Toulouse has recently been remodeled. Now the tours are interactive and more entertaining. The tour is meant to be taken through "evolution," placing each animal family in groups and understand how they
I'm not a fan of primitive art but this museum has impressed me. The permanent collection is huge and is divided into 4 continents, namely Oceania, Asia, Africa and America. It takes more than two hours to go through it. Do not
If you are interested in the history of the region, the Museum of Aquitaine is perfect for you. Centrally located, the building, both exterior and interior, is beautiful. With regards to the permanent collections, I think it is
Not far from Lille, situated in a beautiful town called Roubaix, you can find one of the most interesting museums in the area. It's a very old swimming pool which houses a good collection of sculptures and paintings, including one
The famous biscuit factory Lu is a symbol of the city of Nantes. The original building of Lu (Lefèvre Utile) has been converted into a curious cultural activity center for contemporary art. It´s full of references to the old factory
The incredible Hotel Logis Barrault is the home of the Museum of Fine Arts in Angers. A building located near the historic city of Angers and only a few steps from the cathedral. The white facade of the Museum of Fine Arts is one of
Founded in 1801 by initiative of the Consul Bonaparte, the Museum of Fine Arts in Bordeaux is one of the oldest in the country. The galleries are connected by a grid, the side facade of Rohan Palace, now the town hall. The state
The Jules Verne Museum showcases the amazing stories of this writer´s novels. Located in a house from the late nineteenth century, the museum is in the Loire region. The whole world can be discovered here. Everything is exciting,
The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is in the Parc de la Villette, a large park where there was once a slaughterhouse and difficult terrain. The slaughterhouse building remained standing but now functions as a museum. Apart from
Just steps from the renowned Rock of the Virgin, it's just great. We discovered it during our evening walk from the old port to the Rock. Because, yes, the museum is open during the night, already a factor to consider. Its many rooms,
The Palace of Fine Arts is a must-visit museum if you are visiting the city of Lille. It is a lovely palace of the Belle Epoque and Napoleon ordered the construction in the late nineteenth century. The Emperor created several major
An overwhelming museum that objectively traces the experiences that led to World War II. The museum itself is divided into several exhibitions with the main exhibit being the most impressive and longest of all. A must for World War II
The Hospices de Beaune is a former medieval hospital transformed into a museum. It is obligatory for any traveler ve is passing through Burgundy. It is of the 15th century. The Hôtel Dieu (A part of the Hospices) is impressive and
The Museum of Miniatures and Film Sets is located in the old town of Saint Jean. It houses over 100 scenes of daily life represented in miniature. Lyon is the city where the brothers Louis and Auguste Lumiere first invented cinema,
One of the must-see places in Le Marais is the gorgeous Carnavalet Museum. It’s only a few steps away from the Place des Vosges and set in a Renaissance-era palace with a really wonderful and sunny garden.
The Carnavalet recounts the
This former hospital is located in the Faro district of Marseille. It now houses the museum of Mediterranean archaeology, and the Museum of African, Australasian, and Indigenous Art. But originally, it was built to house beggars in
A few steps from the Austerlitz train station, you will encounter a huge garden: The Jardin des Plantes. This natural area in the middle of the capital is surrounded by nineteenth-century-style buildings, which house various museums,
It is located in Toulouse (France) in the Saint Sernin plaza since 1892 in a magnificent building from the XVI century and close to the Basilica of Saint-Sernin. It is dedicated to the art and archeology of antiquity and the early
The Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon is a municipal museum located in the Bellecour Square, a landmark. The building was formerly a Benedictine nunnery. Between 1988 and 1998 it was renovated but remained open to the public. Its
The Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Rouen is located in a former convent built around 1640. It was created in 1828 by Felix-Archimede Pouchet. Within the museum you can follow the history of science, which has collections composed of
La Maison de la Magie is situated in Blois, opposite the Royal Castle. It is a museum dedicated to Robert Houdin and magic, and one can see in it all the types of tools used in magic shows, as well as recreations of the tricks that
It is difficult to summarize the sensation of visiting this magnificent museum. It is exceptional; a must for all lovers of Asian art.
It's easy to pass by this museum without noticing it, dominated as it is by its older brother.