Out of all of the countries in the world, France is known to have some of the most illustrious art museums that are frequently talked about and featured in a variety of different types of media. If you’re planning a trip to France, it’s important that you consider these 4 pristine french museums if you’re interested in getting an authentic art gallery or art museum experience.
1. The Louvre
By far, The Louvre is known to be one of the most popular French museums as it is filled with Paris art and art from other painters including Rembrandt, Rubens, and Caravaggio. You’ll be able to view sculptures, drawings, art objects, pre-20th century paintings, and more. The building itself is an art piece that you will be able to appreciate. Since it is such a popular French art museum, it is important that you try to visit away from peak hours and times of the year, as it can get very busy.
2. The National Museum of Modern Art (MNAM)
Found at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the MNAM is a great collection of modern art that will appeal to everyone of every age. There are over 100,000 different paintings located inside of this French art gallery from renowned painters including Warhol, Pollock, Braque, and Picasso. They also make a point to cycle and refresh all of the paintings inside of the French art gallery, which means you’ll be able to see new pieces of art with relatively every visit.
3. Musee d’Orsay
Right across from The Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay has a diverse collection of pieces from pre-modern and modern artists around the world. You can find a numerous amount of expressionist and impressionist pieces from Manet, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and more. There are also a variety of different types of more modern Paris art to attract your attention. Watch the first video above for more visual details.
Watch this clip of one of the most beautiful french museums:
4. Petit Palais
If you’re looking for a hidden gem in the city of Paris, the Petit Palais is located close to Champs-Elysees and has over 1300 different pieces of art and antiques that were collected throughout the 20th century. The best part about this French art gallery is that it is entirely free. They have temporary exhibits that you might have to pay to view, but they’re always free for kids under the age of 13. You can view memorable pieces from Courbet, Delacroix, Monet, and many other artistic influences.
Watch this clip for a short glimpse into the prettiest french museums…