Museums in Paris


Town: Paris Address: 54, rue des Saints-Peres Phone: +33 1 45 48 62 07 e-mail: courrier@protestants.org Price: 5 - 13 EUR Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 -18:00 The Library and Museum of the French Protestant Society was founded in 1852, with the publication of the periodical 'le Bulletin de la SHPF'. The Bulletin was issued until 1914. The libraby set on extending its collection circa 1865, with its new acquisitions having been based on its core gatherings of manuscripes and archival documents related to Protestant issues.
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Town: Paris Address: 8, rue Scribe Phone: +33 1 47 42 07 02 Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra National de Paris - Garnier is a comprehensive museum installed in the Palais Garnier, the home of one of Paris' principal performance halls, Opera Garnier, a prestigious institution hosting opera, ballet and chamber music performances and annually receiving a long line of internationally famed opera singers, as well as affectionados from all over the world. he musée de l'Opéra promotes the three-century long heritage of this high culture institution,
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Town: Paris Address: 58, rue de Richelieu Phone: +33 1 47 03 83 30 Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 13:00 -18:00 Saturday 13:00 -16:45 Sunday 12:00 -18:00 The Cabinet des Médailles, or Cabinet de France, bears the official title of Le département des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiquités de la Bibliothèque Nationale and is a department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. Set in its former building in rue de Richelieu,
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Town: Paris Address: 11, rue Poulbot, Espace Montmartre Phone: +33 1 42 64 40 10 e-mail: info@daliparis.com Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 -18:00 Set in the heart of Montmartre, a short stroll away from the place du Tertre, this museum provides a showcase of the phantasmagorical world of painter Salvador Dali, displaying a collection of sculptures and illustrations unique in the world. L'Espace Dali, primarily dedicated to the work of the controversial surrealist,
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Town: Paris Address: 261, boulevard Raspail Phone: +33 1 42 18 56 67 e-mail: vania.merhar@fondation.cartier.com Founded in 1984 by Alain Perrin, chief executive of Cartier International, the Foundation Cartier is an institution established to promote contemporary art forms. The transparent glass building to house the foundation, at 261 Boulevard Raspail, was designed by Jean Nouvel under curator Herv Chands. The exhibition programme of the Cartier Foundation is chiefly geared towards promoting photography. Nouvel’s gallery for the Fondation Cartier is an exercise in transparency,
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Town: Paris Address: 8-10, square du Docteur Blanche Phone: +33 1 42 88 41 53 e-mail: reservation@fondationlecorbusier.asso.fr Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965), was a French Swiss-born architect renowned for his theoretical studies of Modern Design. Le Corbusier laid the groundwork for his 'Fondation Le Corbusier', to which he donated his property. The setting up of the Foundation was to ensure the preservation of Le Corbusier’s works. Le Corbusier’s career spanned 50 years,
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Town: Paris Address: 19, Avenue d'Iéna Phone: +33 1 47 23 61 65 This museum provides a comprehensive showcase of the history of Japanese Buddhism, including a total of 300 works from Japan and China. The site is installed in a lavish neo-Baroque mansion with a Japanese garden, in Hôtel Heidelbach, a structure of 1906. The museum ticket price includes a twinned visit with the Musée national des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet. The collections are set into archaeology,
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Town: Paris Address: Jardin des Tuileries Phone: +33 1 47 03 12 50 The Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, a museum of contemporary art, is set in the northwestern corner of the Tuileries Gardens in Paris. The building was erected in 1861 during the reign of Napoleon III, and originally housed tennis courts, from where it derives its name, the jeu de paume, the French precursor of tennis. The site was used from 1940 to 1944 to store Jewish cultural property,
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Town: Paris Address: Esplanade des Invalides Phone: +33 1 44 42 30 11 e-mail: accueil-ma@invalides.org Les Invalides in Paris consists of a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement, featuring museums and monuments, all relating to France's military history, plus a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans. This is also the burial site for French war heroes. Les Invalides comprises Musée de l'Armée, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération and the L'Eglise de St-Louis-des-Invalides.
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Town: Paris Address: 11, rue Payenne Phone: +33 1 44 78 80 20 e-mail: info@ccs.si.se The collection of art of the Institut Tessin is installed in the Swedish cultural centre, and involves names such as Gustaf Lundberg, Alexander Roslin, Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller and Louis-Jean Desprez. The site traces the development of Franco-Swedish art in the period 17th-20th Century. The collection of Institut Tessin has been installed in l’Hôtel de Marle since 1971, and was founded by Gunnar W.
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Town: Paris Address: 71, rue du Temple Phone: +33 1 53 01 86 60 e-mail: info@mahj.org This site presents a unique collection of artefacts and documents in the 17th Century Hôtel de Saint-Aignan. The museum displays are chronologically arranged so that each exhibition hall corresponds to an epoch, a geographic plus cultural setting and a theme. Thus, the halls are dedicated to the Jews in France in the Middle Ages, Jews in Italy from the Renaissance to the 18th Century,
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Town: Paris Address: 47, rue Raynouard Phone: +33 1 42 24 56 38 One of the many houses in which French author Balzac lived, this building is the sole surviving structure from them all. Honoré de Balzac (1799 - 1850), one of the great French novelists, is probably most well known for his 'La Comédie Humaine', or 'Human Comedy', a collection of novels, the majority of which are set in Paris. This particular house,
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Town: Paris Address: 6, place des Vosges Phone: +33 1 42 72 10 16 e-mail: maisonsvictorhugo@mairie-paris.fr In the south east corner of Place des Vosges, the former Place Royale, the King's counsellor, Isaac Arnauld, was granted a lot in 1605. The house he erected was in line with the layout of the area, with a main building facing the square plus two wings overlooking the courtyard and the Impasse Guéménée. The de Rohans, who owned the property for some 150 years,
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Town: Paris Address: 42, Avenue des Gobelins Phone: +33 1 44 61 21 69 The Gobelins were a family of dyers, who, in mid-15th Century, settled in the Faubourg Saint Marcel, on the banks of the Bièvre. The first head of the firm was Jehan, who discovered a kind of scarlet dyestuff. Jehan is said to have spent so much on his establishment that it was named la folie Gobelin. In the 16th Century a manufactory of tapestry was an addition to the dye-works.
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Town: Paris Address: 6, quai d'Orléans Phone: +33 1 43 54 35 61 This museum contains personal memorabilia of the most famous Polish romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz, and has extensive displays of his manuscripts, documents and additional archival material relating to his activity as a publicist and a political figure, as well as a section dedicated to his letters and portraits. The adjoining library contains a fine Polish collection of written material, including books and archives covering the 19th and 20th Centuries.
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Town: Paris Address: 3, rue Jonquoy Phone: +33 1 45 43 06 98 The museum and workshop of Roy Adzak, a photographer-sculptor best known for his plant and animal 'dehydrations' and for his 'Anthropometric man' series, is an international meeting place. The site includes regular temporary exhibitions of international artists, and holds collections on painting, photography and sculpture. Located a block away from rue Raymond Losserand, behind the Square Losserand-Suisses, the Atelier Adzak is a showcase for the pieces of British Wright Royston Adzak (1927-1987),
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Town: Paris Address: 59, avenue Foch, Phone: +33 1 45 56 15 88 This small museum is housed in the same building, and shares the same opening hours as the Musée National d'Ennery. The site, on a relatively small exhibition area, traces roughly 3,000 years of Armenian history through extensive displays of art, documents, and everyday domestic objects. Starting with the vestiges of Ourartou (800 BC), the place provides a showcase of the life of the ancient Armenian people to the modern day.
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Town: Paris Address: 77, rue de Varenne Phone: +33 1 44 18 61 10 - The Musée Rodin in Paris opened in 1919 in the Hôtel Biron and its vicinity. The site displays works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, resided at the Hôtel Biron from 1908, and eventually donated his entire sculpture collection, plus paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, which he had acquired, to the French State under the condition that they convert the building into a museum.
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Town: Paris Address: 11, Place des Etats-Unis Phone: +33 1 40 22 11 00 e-mail: patrimoine@baccarat.fr The Baccarat Museum is located in a prestigious mansion on Place des Etats-Unis. Once it was the home of Marie-Laure, Viscountess de Noailles (1920-1970), a patron of the arts. It was in this mansion that he held his fabulous parties attended by artists like Man Ray, Cocteau and Dali. The decor, created by trend-setting designer Philippe Starck,
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Town: Paris Address: 25, rue de l'Yvette Phone: +33 1 46 47 63 46 e-mail: mariebou@musee-bouchard.com This museum represents the studio of sculptor Henri Bouchard (1875-1960), which has been open to the public in its original state. The site contains a multitude of Bouchard works in bronze, stone and marble, and displays original plasters, tools and moulds, meanwhile providing explanation of the sculpture technique. Of particular note is the large figure of Apollo (Palais de Chaillot),
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