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

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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 … [Read more...]

Maison de Victor Hugo – Victor Hugo’s Apartment in Paris

Victor Hugo's House in Paris

The Maison de Victor Hugo Shows the Boundless Creative Talent of this Writer: Located in the south-eastern corner of Place des Vosges is the Maison de Victor Hugo, the apartment that Victor Hugo rented and lived in with his family for sixteen years. Although the richly decorated rooms that you … [Read more...]

Musée de la Poupée – Paris Dolls Museum

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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 to … [Read more...]

Espace Dalí – The Surreal World of Dalí in Montmartre

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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, … [Read more...]

Musée des Egouts de Paris (Paris Sewers Museum)

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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 … [Read more...]

Archives Nationales Paris – Housing the History of France

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Archives Nationales - A National Archives Created During the French Revolution: One of the most important sites in Paris, and perhaps one that is relatively unknown to visitors, is the Archives Nationales in the Marais District. Created during the French Revolution under the orders of Napoleon, … [Read more...]

Les Catacombes de Paris – “An Empire of Death”

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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 … [Read more...]

Hotel Doctor Weinstube – A Bernkastel Hotel and Attraction

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Hotel Doctor Weinstube - A Historical Hotel with an Unusual Name : For any Bernkastel visitor who is not familiar with the legend of the "Bernkasteler Doctor", the Hotel Doctor Weinstube might seem like an odd kind of name for a hotel. The words 'Doctor Weinstube' are puzzling, but if you're … [Read more...]