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The Studios of Pablo Picasso • Paris • 2 • Museums and Galleries

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Museums and galleries – All national museums et monuments are free for all every first Sunday of the month.

  • Picasso Museum — Contains the master’s own collection. Visitor should note this museum will be closed until 2012 due to renovations of the building. Métro Saint-Paul or Chemin Vert
  • The Louvre, — One of the finest museums in the world of art and culture. Home of the Mona Lisa and innumerable others. Enormous building and collection, plan at least two visits. Métro Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre
  • Musée d’Orsay — Incredible collection housed in a former railway station. Works by the great artists of the 19th century (1848-1914) including Monet’s “Blue Water Lilies, Renoir’s “Bal du moulin de la Galette”, van Gogh’s “Bedroom in Arles”, Whistler’s “The Artists Mother”, etc. RER Musée d’Orsay (C) or Métro Solférino
  • Rodin Museum— His personal collection and archives, in a charming home with garden. Métro Varenne
  • Musée Marmottan-Monet [rue Louis Boilly]— Over 300 paintings of Claude Monet. Also, the works of Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. “Impression Soleil Levant” by Monet is on display. Métro La Muette
  • Musée de l’Orangerie— [Jardin des Tuileries] Houses “The Water Lilies” (or “Nymphéas”) – a 360 degree depiction of Monet’s flower garden at Giverny. Also, impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings by Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Renoir, Rousseau, Soutine, Sisley and others. Métro Concorde
  • Musée Delacroix— Housed in the home of painter Eugene Delacroix. Métro Mabillon or Saint-Germain-des-Près
  • Centre Georges Pompidou— The museum of modern art. The building and adjoining Stravinsky Fountain are attractions in themselves. Métro Rambuteau
  • Les Invalides— Very impressive museum of arms and armor from the Middle Ages to today. Also contains the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. Métro Varenne
  • Cluny— A medieval museum exhibiting the five “The Lady and the Unicorn” tapestries, housed in a part Roman, part medieval building. Métro Cluny-La Sorbonne
  • Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs— Showcasing eight centuries of French savoir-faire. Métro Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre
  • Carnavalet— Museum of Paris history; exhibitions are permanent and free. Métro Saint-Paul or Chemin Vert
  • Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie – La Villette— Science museum primarily for children. Métro Porte de la Villette
  • Mémorial de la Shoah— Paris’s Holocaust Memorial Museum, in the heart of the Marais on rue Geoffroy l’Asnier. Free Entry, weekly guided tours. Second Sunday of the month there is a free tour in English. Métro Pont Marie
  • Jacquemart-Andre Museum— Private collection of French, Italian, Dutch masterpieces in a typical XIXth century mansion. Métro Miromesnil

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