A Fascinating Visit to the Paris Chocolate Museum

Paris chocolate museum

The Musée Gourmand du Chocolat Has 4,000 Years of Cocoa History: We normally wouldn’t have gone to a chocolate museum like the Musée Gourmand du Chocolat as on the surface, it seems like something that’s been created just for tourists.  However, it was one of the free attractions in our Paris Pass and so we called […]

Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux Cité

Marché aux fleurs et aux oiseaux

Paris Markets: Flower Market and Bird City: An interesting Paris market to visit in the 4th arrondissement is the Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux Cité. This City Flower and Bird Markets have been operating at the Place Louis Lépine on the Ile de la Cité since 1808. As the name indicates, the Marché aux […]

Rue Montorgueil – A Foodie’s Paradise

rue Montorgueil

Rue Montorgueil Is a Must-Visit for Anyone Who Loves Food: One of the more interesting and vibrant streets in the 1st and 2nd arrondissements of Paris is rue Montorgueil. The bustling nature of this pedestrian street was captured by Monet in his 1878 painting. Today rue Montorgueil is famous for its food shops and you […]

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: […]

Paris Museums and Galleries List

Paris: Museums and Galleries The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau provide a complete listing of 532 Paris museums, or you can go straight to the relevant website with our alphabetical listing of 37 major Paris art museum website links: Centre Georges Pompidou Louvre Museum Musee d’Orsay Bibliotheque Nationale de France Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain […]

Musée de la Serrure – Bricard

Chamberlain's keys - Bronze gilt

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries Update: The Musée de la Serrure – Bricard is now unfortunately closed, and I have no news of whether it will ever re-open. Carla Polastro-Nigro has contacted me (May 2009) to say that there is now an art gallery (Galerie Libéral Bruand) there now, so if it does open again […]

Musée du Romantisme ( Museum of Romantic Life)

George Sand

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries Le Musée du Romantisme, the Museum of Romantic Life, in a rather romantic garden off the street, recreates the atmosphere of the times of the famous novelist Georges Sand and her circle. Aurore Dupin, baronne Dudevant (1804-1876), was a pioneer feminist who chose George Sand as a “nom de plume” […]