Paris has a super classic atmosphere and is full of special places for you to appreciate art, from painting to sculpture and architecture. I am in love with this city and I am enchanted with the culture there, mainly because of the artistic diversity.
As Paris houses several art galleries and museums, I decided to separate the 6 that I like the most! You can include some of these galleries in your itinerary or even take a tour of all these locations 🙂
Galerie Perrotin has three establishments, all in great regions. They focus on contemporary art and feature artists such as Takashi Murakami, Pierre Soulages and Sophie Calle. Who founded the museum was Emmanuel Perrotin, a seller and buyer of art specializing in contemporary works. The gallery environment is clean and white, highlighting the paintings even more.
Address: Rue de Turenne, 76, 75003 (main gallery)
The red house
Another gallery focused on contemporary art, but with a difference. La Maison Rouge is dedicated to showcasing private art collections! The cool thing is that there you will see very different things that would hardly be seen in another museum or art gallery. In addition to exposing items from the private collections, they also use the space for monographic exhibitions that change annually.
Address: 10 Boulevard de la Bastille, 75012
The National Museum of Modern Art (MNAM)
The National Museum of Modern Art in France has varied exhibitions with artists from the 20th century to the youngest and most modern. The works appeal to all tastes and you will find everything from Picasso to Boltanski! Like most museums and art galleries in Paris, you will find works that please you, but also those that make us curious about what the artist planned with the painting. Anyway, art serves to make us reflect, right?
Address: 11 Avenue du President Wilson, 75116
This is one of the most beautiful and incredible places on this list. The Musée Jacquemart-André is extremely luxurious and it in itself is a good reason to make the visit. In addition to the architecture of the mansion, you will see several paintings and also the entire decoration of the house. Upon entering the site you will feel like you are inside a real 19th century house. It’s almost like time travel, so it’s really worth going 😉
Address: 158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008
Louis Vuitton Foundation
The Louis Vuitton Foundation was designed by Frank Gehry, one of the most famous architects in the world. The structure of this museum is surreal and very beautiful, seen both inside and outside. The local art collection is also incredible and focuses on more modern and contemporary works. Ah, there are also temporary exhibitions, but you can do some research at the time you are traveling!
Address: 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116
European House of Photography
The Maison Européene de la Photographie is a must for anyone who enjoys photography. They always have something new and interesting in the collection and have more than 20 thousand photographs, including artist photos and others taken by photojournalists. There they also have a collection of videos and books on photography, so it is such an interesting place for those who are curious and willing to learn more. about the subject.
Address: 5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004
You couldn’t leave the Louvre out, could you? The Louvre is known worldwide, mainly because it contains one of the most famous paintings in the world: Monalisa! Both the collection and the architecture of the Louvre are wonderful and it is impossible for you to go to Paris without visiting such an iconic place.
I recommend that you go beyond Monalisa, I promise you will not regret it. The museum has a variety of beautiful paintings and sculptures by extremely famous and talented artists. I will mention some of the names to give you an idea: Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt! A strong team, right? Aah, just don’t go there thinking that in one day you will know everything – you will need a lot more time!
Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001
These are some of the most interesting and incredible places to visit and learn about art. Comment what you think of them and also leave indications of other museums that are worth a visit 😉