Art Museums & Art Centres: Paris (75)

Musee de la Vie Romantique
Reconstruction of painter and sculptor Ary Scheffers studio, life and times of Georges Sand and souvenirs of the Romantic period. Situated at 16, rue Chaptal (Arr 9) Metro: Saint Georges
Fondation Cartier pour lArt Contemporain
Contemporary art centre which hosts five major installations each year. See website for current exhibitions. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00-20:00, Tuesdays until 22:00. At 261 blvd Raspail (Arr 14) Metro: Denfert Rochereau
Musee des Arts Decoratifs
This renovated museum is again open to the public. It displays works of decorative art showing French living from the medieval times to the present day. At 107 rue de Rivoli (Arr 1) Metro: Chatelet.
Musee Carnavalet
Located in the Marais this museum once the home of Mme de Sevigne, illustatres the history of Paris. Entry to the permanent collections and the gardens is free. Closed on Mondays. At 23 rue de Sevigne (Arr 3) Metro: Hotel de Ville
Musee Jacquemart-Andre
Displayed in a once private home this collection covers everything from the old masters through the renaissance and on to the impressionists. Treasure hunt for the 7-12s. Located at 158 bd Haussmann (Arr 8) Metro: St Philippe du Roule
Fondation Jerome Seydoux Pathe
This cinema and museum is located on the site of a former theatre. The original, Rodin sculpted, facade remains but the modern building behind was designed by Renzo Piano. 73 avenue des Gobelins (Arr 13). Metro: Place dItalie.
Musee dOrsay
Art museum in the former Orsay train station, one of the most visited museums in Paris. Features art, decorative items and furniture from 1848-1914. Free entry to children under 18 years of age. 1 rue de la Legion dHonneur (Arr 7) Metro: Solferino.
Centre Pompidou
National museum of art and culture. Modern and contemporary art, vast public library, cinema and performance halls, educational activities, bookshops and cafes. Centre Pompidou, place Georges Pompidou (Arr 4) Metro: Rambuteau.
Les Docks - Cite de la Mode et du Design
Exhibition space dedicated to fashion and design. Regular exhibitions. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 20:00. 34 quai d’Austerlitz (Arr 13). Metro: Quai de la Gare or Gare dAusterlitz.
Dimanche Rouge
Dimanche Rouge is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts association currently based in Paris that promotes experimental and live art. The association produces festivals, performances, workshops and other monthly art events in Paris and abroad.
Forum des Images
Art centre celebrating cinema and moving pictures of all kinds including: documentaries, animated films, shorts, feature films, television and computer films. Screenings and festivals throughout the year. Forum des Halles (Arr 1). Metro: Les Halles.
Musee Zadkine
A hundred or so works by Russian artist Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) are exhibited in the garden of a "country" house in the midst of the city. At 100 bis, rue dAssas. (Arr 6) Metro: Vavin
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Contemporary art gallery, designed by architect Frank Gehry, with a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi (Arr 16). Metro: Les Sablons.
Maison Europeenne de la Photographie
Major centre for contemporary photographic art with a gallery, library and video viewing facility. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 - 20:00. Price: €7 / concessions €4. 5/7 rue de Fourcy (Arr 4). Metro: Saint Paul or Pont Marie.
Musee Guimet
The Guimet Museum is the French national museum of Asian art. At 6 place dIena (Arr 16) Metro: Iena
Bibliotheque Nationale France Richelieu
What used to be the National Library now hosts a variety of exhibitions from photography to paintings all set in an impressive building. At 58 rue de Richelieu (Arr 2) Metro:Palais-Royal/Bourse/Richelieu-Drouot
Musee National Picasso
Picasso left this building and its contents to settle his tax bills with the French. 5 rue de Thorigny (Arr 3) Metro: Saint-Paul/Saint-Sebastien Froissart/Chemin Vert
The Louvre
The Louvre is one of the worlds best known art museums. Opening hours: Open daily 09:00-18:00 and until 21:45 Wednedays and Fridays. the museum is closed Tuesdays. (Arr 1) Metro: Louvre Bus stop outside the Pyramid. Parking available.
Musee Rodin
This museum houses an extensive selection of Rodins works, as well as paintings from his private collection. Garden, play area for children and self-service restaurant. Free access for those under 18. At 77 rue de Varenne (Arr 7) Metro: Varenne.
Philharmonie de Paris
Concert venue and exhibition space. 221 avenue Jean-Jaures (Arr 19). Metro: Porte de Pantin
Musee Maillol
Works by Maillol: drawings, engravings, paintings, sculpture, decorative art, original plaster and terracota works as well as the private collection of Mrs. Dina Vierny. At 59-61, rue de Grenelle (Arr 7) Metro: Rue-du-Bac.
Mona Bismarck American Center for Art & Culture
Showcases American culture across many disciplines, encourages visitors to discover the depth and diversity of American art and culture via Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Fashion or Film through events and discussions.