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The most famous museums of Paris


A magical, multi-faceted Paris in the number of attractions can be compared to a box full of treasures. The famous ancient palaces and extravagant modern architectural masterpieces, great monuments and saucy French cabaret turn a trip to Paris a real adventure, filled with bright emotions and impressions.

But the French capital is a thrill not only in the hearts of romantics and fans of the exotic sights – and fans of art from all countries come here to visit the famous museums of Paris, in which is stored a unique collection of art masterpieces and rare historical exhibits.

Museums of Paris is known for the fact that they are actually the custodians of the cult of art for their exhibition with the same impartiality as acquaint visitors with the famous classic masterpieces of the acknowledged geniuses, and the creations of modern masters — outrageous, audacious and even controversial. Collections of Parisian museums can safely be called one of the richest in the world, they are very extensive, the maximum available to a wider audience and have important historical value.

So, the list of museums of Paris — the most interesting Museum complexes:

The Louvre

The Louvre Museum in Paris, in addition to the presented expositions of the masterpieces of the 20th century, sculptures, paintings and objects of art is a masterpiece in itself — residence of the French kings can not but admire its beauty and grandeur.

Every year on trips to the Louvre comes more than nine million tourists, so not to get in his little trip through this Museum emotional and sensory overload, it is desirable to conduct the introduction to his expositions in several stages.  by the Way, besides the crazy crowds stress here, travelers often receive from the abundance of information — the Museum displays over 35,000 pieces of art.

Experienced travelers recommend to avoid visiting the Louvre the first Sunday of every month when entrance to the Museum is free, and the number of tourists in the Louvre is through the roof.

The Rodin Museum

The largest collection of works by the famous French sculptor Auguste Rodin keeps the Rodin Museum in Paris.

In an old mansion on the street Varennes, where is this exhibition and Museum complex, visitors can get acquainted with the biography and works of the famous masters — here are his best sculptures, a number of original sketches and drafts, as well as historical photographs and a collection of Greek, Egyptian and Roman art collected personally by Auguste.

In the Golden Fund of the Museum is the famous statue of Rodin's "Thinker” and also of the sculpture "the burghers of Calais” and “the Gates of hell”.

Museum d'Orsay

Located on the banks of the Seine in the buildings of the beautiful old train station and adjacent hotel, Musée d'Orsay is just opposite the Louvre. This territorial dimension allows to minimize the perception of visitors to the gap between classic and contemporary works of art and also convenient to combine the tour programs of both museums.

The basis of the expositions of the Museum, dorse — a collection of paintings by Impressionists, expressionists and post-Impressionists. Among the masterpieces represented here are very popular among visitors to enjoy paintings by van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Degas, Gauguin.

Centre Pompidou

If you want to visit during your trip to France, all the major museums of Paris, you must visit the Museum of Paris.

At the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the national Museum of modern art (MNAM). He is known not only magnificent exhibitions of different genres, but also the uniqueness of the building, in which posted.

Built on the innovative, quite a daring project of a young French architect, the Centre Pompidou is amazing: the maximum space of the internal spaces of the exhibition halls was achieved through the conclusion of all communications outside the building. Elevators, ventilation, wiring and even wire connections made on the outside of the Center. Painted with paints of different colors, they give the building a certain surreal effect.

The Pompidou centre offers to its visitors over 50,000 works of key artists, sculptors and architects of the twentieth century, including Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Miro, Magritte, Warhol, Saint Phalle, Pollock, and countless other less famous masters. Exhibition of the collection of the MNAM, constantly updated and recycled.

Museum of modern art (Musee d'Art Moderne)

Musee d'Art Moderne — one more obligatory point of the tourist program of every real lover of modern painting, sculpture and photography. The Museum of modern art in Paris covers all the main trends in art from the 20th and 21st centuries in its expositions, which has over 8,000 works.

In addition to permanent exhibits in this Paris Museum regularly hosts shows of young artists from around the world, including the exposure of talented photographers.

Outside the Palais de Tokyo, operates this Museum, there is a wonderful viewing deck, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Paris and the Eiffel tower.

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Date of publication: 28.11.2014

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