Museums beyond the Louvre
The Louvre and D’Orsay museums are in most travelers’ lists and we certainly recommend visiting these traditional and incredible museums. But why not consider other interesting options of less visited cultural venues? Palais de Tokyo is intriguing as a place that refers to itself as an anti-museu: in this very exciting contemporary art venue, exhibitions aim at fostering debate over what art is all about. When visiting remember to go to the back of the building for wonderful views of the river Seine and the Tour Eiffel. Another unmissable option is the Musée Rodin in an old 18th century hôtel particular (a private mansion) called Biron that houses sculptures from Rodin himself and Camille Claudel. It has beautiful gardens, which make a visit even more pleasant after you have checked the iconic pieces such as The Thinker and other amazing sculptures. Try Foundation Cartier, dedicated to the modern art scene and offering a varied list of programs like radio broadcasts, dance, music concerts and readings on an impressive glass and iron building amidst a lovely garden. In the Marais district and located in Hôtel Salé the Musée Picasso has the most complete collection of works produced by Pablo Picasso. Containing more than 5000 works and thousands of archive pieces, it is the only art establishment in the world where you can see the journey of the artist’s creative process. Memorable.
Palais de Tokyo: 13, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116, Paris | Website
Musee Rodin: 77 Rue de Varenne, 75007, Paris | Website
Musee Picasso: 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003, Paris | Website