The smaller Paris Museums
Located in the neighborhood of the Marais. The history of the city of Paris is presented in more than 100 rooms contained in two adjoining 16th and 17th-century former town houses. The museums contains rooms that feature the events of the French Revolution. Many personal objects of Queen Marie-Antoinette and the royal family are featured in this museum.
Reopened in November of 2015, this wonderful museum featuring the well known works and private collection of the French sculptor August Rodin. These works are housed in a former private mansion. The beautiful gardens also present his works in natural light and nature. The collection includes his famous sculptures The Thinker, and The Kiss. he museum also features the collected works of his friends and students including, Camille Claudel.
Musée DE L'ORANGERIE
This compact museum features the late, great works of the Impressionist artist Claude Monet. The large ensemble of eight panels of Monet's Water Lilies have been featured in the renovated ground floor galleries under natural light. Also featured is the Walter-Guillaume Collection. This collection includes the works of the artists Renoir, Cézanne, Modigliani, Matisse, Picasso, Derain and Soutine. The Walter-Guillaume collection was connected to a sensational scandal in 1959 that included charges of attempted murder, blackmail, and forgery.
MARMATTAN MONET Museum
Housed in a private mansion that was once a hunting lodge this wonderful collection features the worlds largest collection of the works by Impressionist, Claude Monet. The collection also featured superb medieval miniatures.
This is the city of Paris fine arts museum. The city's permanent collection is presented in a structure built for the 1900 World's Fair. The works offer an overview of art from antiquity to the early 20th century. The permanent collection is free to the public.
ALAIS DE TOKYO
Inaugurated in 1937 at the time of the International Exhibition of Arts and Technology in that year. This was originally the Palace of the Museums of Modern Art. The current contemporary art center opened to the public in 2002 under the new name "Site for Contemporary Creation". This museum specializes in the emerging French and international art scene. The eastern wing of the building belongs to the city of Paris and houses the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris. This contains the permanent collation belonging to the city.
usée DES ARTS DECORATIFS - Decorative Arts museum
A museum that contains a fabulous collection of decorative arts: furniture, housewares, ceramics, porcelain, paintings that date from the late Middle Ages to the 21st century design. The works featured are exemplary of use, economy, craftsmanship, prowess and symbolism. The museum will often present special fashion exhibits.
Museum NISSIM DE CAMONDO
Part of the National museums of decorative arts in Paris, this is an exceptional collection of art objects that were the private collection of a Parisian banker Moïse de Camondo. Dedicated and named for his son after his death in WWI, the museum would be left to the state. This collection features decorative works of the 18th century.