The Musée de la Monnaie (The French Mint)

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries The Musée de la Monnaie (The French Mint) is conveniently located in the suitably impressive neo-classic Hôtel de la Monnaie facing the Louvre, and offers tours and activities that are especially orientated toward a young audience. It … [Read more...]

Musée des Arts Décoratifs – Musée de la Mode et du Textile

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries There's also another fashion museum in Paris at the Louvre: the Musée des Arts Décoratifs was created after the success of the historic Expositions Universelles, and the Musée de la Mode et du Textile opened in the Marsan wing of the … [Read more...]

Musée de la Mode et du Costume de la Ville de Paris

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries The museum is closed for renovations and is due to be re-opened in Autumn 2013. The Museum of Fashion in Paris is housed in the Palais Galliéra, which was built in Renaissance style at the end of the 19th century. It contains clothing … [Read more...]

Musée de la Magie (Magic Museum)

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries Georges Proust’s Museum of Magic is in the Marais district, and the museum itself is housed below ground in ancient vaulted chambers built of stone. There are magical antiques, interactive illusions (around 15 interactive "curiosities") … [Read more...]

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries The Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme comprises a unique collection of artefacts and documents in a beautiful 17th century building, the Hôtel de Saint-Aignan. The museum is arranged so that after the introductory hall, each room … [Read more...]

Villa d’Este: Live from the Water Organ in the Gardens at Tivoli

The legendary Renaissance gardens of the Villa d'Este, arguably the most important in Italy The famous fountains and gardens of Italy's Villa d'Este made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Water Organ Fountain above the magnificent Fountain of Neptune entranced Villa D'Este's residents and … [Read more...]