Musée de la Publicité – A Paris Museum of Advertising

Les Arts Decoratif

UNUSUAL PARIS MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES – MUSEE DE LA PUBLICITE: If you’re into old advertising posters, the Musée de la Publicité has them in spades! In this museum of advertising history there are over 100,000 posters – about 50,000 French and foreign period posters covering a period from the mid 18th century to 1949, and […]

Opéra Garnier – A Grand Paris Opera House

Palais Garnier, Paris

Palais Garnier is a Paris Opera House fit for an Emperor: You don’t have to be an opera buff to appreciate the Palais Garnier which is also known as the Opéra de Paris or the Opéra Garnier, or more commonly referred to as the Paris Opéra.  Located on the Place de l’Opéra in Paris’ 9th […]

Musée National du Moyen-Age: Thermes et Hôtel de Cluny

Courtyard and Tower

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Museum of the Middle Ages: Small but eminently important, the Musée National du Moyen-Age (National Museum of the Middle Ages), has a range of medieval sculptures and artifacts dedicated to the everyday life, the art and history of France during the Middle Ages. Located right in the Latin Quarter, the […]

Musée des Egouts de Paris (Paris Sewers Museum)

Musée des Égouts

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Musée des Egouts – the Paris Sewers Museum: For anyone looking for an off-the-beaten track experience in Paris, you couldn’t get more off-beat than a visit underground to the Musée des Egouts (Paris Sewer Museum). Yes, there really is a Museum of the Sewers in Paris where more than 2,400 kilometres […]

Les Catacombes de Paris – “An Empire of Death”

Les Catacombes de Paris

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Catacombes In spite of the somewhat forbidding sign over a stone portal to the ossuary which warns: “Arrête! C’est ici l’empire de la mort” (“Stop! This is the empire of death”), the Catacombes is one of the very popular attractions in Paris. Each year thousands of visitors come  to this […]

Paris: Practical Information

Useful information for your stay in Paris City of Paris Language Time Electricity Weights & Measures Money, Banks etc. Public Holidays Emergencies Events, performances, etc. Telephone, fax Post Taxis Language: French, and it’s always a big help to know a few phrases in the local lingo… Bonjour! Learn French online for free! This is a […]

Major Paris Museums and Galleries (2)

Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet

Paris: Museums and Galleries Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet Musée Picasso Musée Rodin Maison de Victor Hugo Espace Dali à Montmartre The Claude Monet Foundation at Giverny Musée Marmottan-Claude Monet 2, rue Louis-Boilly, Paris, France 75016 tel: 42-24-07-02 www.marmottan.com Métro : Muette (Line 9 : Pont de Sèvres – Mairie de Montreuil) RER : Boulainvilliers (line C) […]

Paris Museum Pass and Paris Pass

Paris Museum Pass

Paris: Museums and Galleries The first thing you need to know about Paris Museums and Galleries is where to buy a Paris Museum Pass. This is indispensible unless you have a liking for queues. This pass (formerly the Carte Musées et Monuments) offers free access (without waiting) and unlimited visits to the permanent collections of […]

Major Paris Museums and Galleries (1)

Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Paris: Museums and Galleries Centre Georges Pompidou Maison Européenne de la Photographie Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Musée d’Orsay Musée du Cinema Musée du Louvre Musée de l’Orangerie (re-opened May 2006!) Musée Jacquemart-André Centre Georges Pompidou pl Georges Pompidou, Paris, France 75191 tel: 44-78-12-33 www.cnac-gp.fr/Pompidou Metro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville, Châtelet Open: […]