Best Art Museums to Visit in Paris, the City of Art

Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Louvre Museum, Paris, France. Photo by Bharat Patil on Unsplash

Paris is a city of love, wine, croissants, begets, and, yes, art. The city is home to some of the most amazing collections in the world. Here are a few that you won’t want to miss. 

Musée d’Orsay

Located in a former railway station, the Musée d’Orsay specializes in French art from the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements. Here, you can admire works by Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, and many others. 

Musée Rodin

Devoted to the works of the renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin, the Musée Rodin is set within a beautiful mansion and garden. The museum showcases iconic sculptures like The Thinker and The Kiss, and you’ll love exploring both the outdoor garden and the house. 

Musée de l’Orangerie

Musée de l’Orangerie is home to Claude Monet’s celebrated Water Lilies. Walking into a quiet room surrounded by his beautiful work is almost a transcendent experience you won’t want to skip.

Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre)

And of course, no visit to Paris is complete without experiencing the Louvre, the largest art museum in the world. But there’s so much more to explore here than just the iconic Mona Lisa. The Louvre’s vast collection spans from ancient civilizations to the 19th century and you can easily spend hours exploring.