Museums & Monuments

Chateau de Blandy les Tours
A 14th century medieval castle to the east of Paris. Chateau de Blandy les Tours, Blandy les Tours (77).
Museum of Fairground Arts
Private, interactive museum offering guided tours for young and old in English, by reservation. Venue can be hired for events. 53 avenue des Terroirs de France (Arr. 12)
Chateau de Versailles
Chateau and gardens conceived by Louis the XIV and executed by some of the most brilliant minds of the 17th. Exhibitions and festivals held throughout the year. Closed on Mondays. Chateau de Versailles, Versailles (78).
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.
Chateau de Vincennes
One of the oldest chateaux in the Paris region. It was the home of the French parliament for 600 years. The chateau looks over the famous Bois de Vincennes (94). RER/Metro: Vincennes.
Musee Guimet
The Guimet Museum is the French national museum of Asian art. At 6 place dIena (Arr 16) Metro: Iena
Medeival city with castle, abbey and artists village (77)
Dampierre en Yvelines
Village with late 17th century chateau and country park including lake, grand canal and gardens. (78) Dampierre.
La Pinacotheque de Paris
This venue hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Open every day from 10:30 to 18:30. At 28 place de la Madeleine (Arr 8) Metro: Madeleine
Musee & Foret de Fontainebleau
The Chateau of Fontainebleau was Napoleons place of retreat with a large forest offering many activities and rock climbing. Fontainebleau (77).
Maison de Van Gogh
The Auberge Ravoux (known as the Maison de Van Gogh) is where this famous artist lived and died. Closed on Monday and Tuesday, as well as in January and February. Place de la Mairie, Auvers-sur-Oise (95).
Stade de France
Home of "Les Bleus" the French national football team and the stadium where most major sporting events take place. It is also open for guided tours (93) RER: Stade de France
Basilique de St Denis
The burial place of French royalty the Basilica of St-Denis sets an imposing site over this northern suburb of Paris. At 1 rue de la Legion dHonneur (93) Saint Denis; RER/Metro: St Denis
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 National Jean-Jaques Henner
Museum dedicated to Jean-Jacques Henner containing his most important collection of works. Also housing items from his personal collection.
Musee Albert Kahn
A museum housing an important collection of early colour photographs, situated in a garden based on the theme of harmony among cultures. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00-18:00. At 14 rue du Port (92) Boulogne. Metro: Boulogne
Domaine de Chamarande
Chateau built in 1654, surrounded by landscaped park has been devoted to contemporary art since 2001. At 38 rue du Commandant Arnoux (91) Charmarande; RER C: Charmarande
Father Christmas Museum
Tracing the history of Santa Claus, the Pere Noel museum includes toys and the history of Santa. At 17 rue de la Fromagerie (77) Chailly en Biere
Pavillon de lArsenal
Centre for exhibitions, information and documentation about urban planning and architecture in Paris. 10:30-18:30 Sunday 11:00-19:00. Price: free. 21 Bld Morland (Arr 4). Metro: Sully-Morland.