"A WALK ABOUT PARIS WILL PROVIDE LESSONS IN HISTORY, BEAUTY AND IN THE POINT OF LIFE."
Let’s start with the obvious, shall we? You know it – I know it – dare I say that most people know that if you’re in Paris, you visit the Louvre. Haven’t they made it mandatory by now? And rightfully so since it’s the worlds most visited museum and houses nearly 35000 objects.
I have never visited it all at once and i’m not even sure if it’s possible to see it all in one day. Just do some research ahead and decide what you would like to see. The most famous pieces are scattered across the gallery so you will see plenty of beautiful things along your way.
NOT TO MISS: THE MONA LISA, VENUS DE MILO AND (MY FAVORITE) PSYCHE REVIVED BY CUPID'S KISS
MUSEÉ DE L'ORANGERIE
After you’ve spent a few hours wandering around the majesty that is the Louvre you only have a few minutes walking distance to Musée de l’orangerie. An almost miniature museum that feels like an oasis compared to the hectic crowds of the Louvre. On the ground floor you will find twin oval rooms that depicts Claude Monet’s masterworks, the Nymphéas (Water Lilies) precisely as the painter wished to have hem shown.
NOT TO MISS: LES NYMPHÉAS AND THE PICASSO PIECES
Please make sure you visit this museum in the morning so you will finish your tour around lunchtime and enjoy a beautiful lunch at my favourite restaurant in Paris, on the second floor.
Musée d’Orsay is beautiful, built inside a former railway station and a balcony overlooking the Seine that will take your breath away. Even if you are not familiar with art, I’m sure you will appreciate and recognize a few pieces in this museum since it is said to have the best collection of impressionist paintings in the world, including my personal favorite ´Starry Night over the Rhone´ by Vincent Van Gogh. Other artists represented are Millet, Pissarro, Rodin and Gauguin.
NOT TO MISS: THE RESTURANT AND THE VINCENT VAN GOGH PIECES.
This museum is dedicated to the works of Auguste Rodin and has two different locations; The Hôtel Biron in central Paris and Rodin’s old home, Villa des Brillants, just outside of Paris. The collection includes almost 30 000 pieces by Rodin, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet and Claudel. The best part is just walking around the gardens where many of his sculptured stand.
NOT TO MISS: THE THINKER AND THE KISS
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