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 […]

Musée Carnavalet – A Superb Paris History Museum

Musée Carnavalet

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Musée Carnavalet The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine are some of the iconic attractions that most visitors head for when they arrive in Paris. However, if you want to get an appreciation of the history of Paris, from the beginning to the present time, the […]

Musée de la Poupée – Paris Dolls Museum

Paris Dolls Museum

Musée de la Poupée – A Paris Museum Sure to Delight Kids: An unusual Paris museum that is a good bet for children is the Musée de la Poupée, a private museum in the heart of the historic toy district in Paris 3rd arrondissement. With a permanent collection of some 600 dolls made between 1800 […]

Espace Dalí – The Surreal World of Dalí in Montmartre

Dalí Museum Paris

Espace Dalí has the largest collection of Dalí sculptures in France: Fans of Dalí will not want to miss a visit to Espace Dalí in Montmartre. In this small, but very well presented gallery is a magnificent collection of Dalí’s most important works including sculptures, lithographs, illustrations, engravings and other mediums. This permanent exhibition is […]

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 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 […]

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 Grévin: waxworks that live!

Musée Grévin Wax Museum

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries – Musée Grévin Before I visited the Musée Grévin in Paris, I was doubtful about enjoying a wax museum visit. But the Musée Grévin’s 450 or so wax figures soon changed my misconception of wax museums being just rooms full of emotionless wax models of significant individuals or movie stars. […]