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museums in Paris

Centre Pompidou Paris

Centre Pompidou Paris

Paris - Place Georges Pompidou
closed on: Tuesday
Along with being a museum of modern and contemporary art in Paris' Marais district, the Centre Pompidou by Piano & Rogers was the first modern cultural hub, as we call it today
Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine

Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine

Paris - Place du Trocadéro, 1
closed on: Tuesday
The Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine in Paris is one of the largest museums in the World dedicated to architecture and building design
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Paris - Avenue Corentin-Cariou, 30
closed on: Monday
The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (City of Science and Industry), near the Parc de la Villette in Paris, is the largest science center in Europe.
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain – Paris

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain – Paris

Paris - Boulevard Raspail, 261
closed on: Mondays, December 25 and January 1
The Fondation Cartier is an art center in Paris, designed by Jean Nouvel, focused on the promotion of the most diverse forms of contemporary art and culture
Fondation Dubuffet

Fondation Dubuffet

Paris - Rue de Sévres, 137
closed on: Saturday and Sunday
The Fondation Dubuffet in Paris is a small yet very interesting cultural centre and exhibition space focused on the French artist Jean Dubuffet
Maison de la Photographie

Maison de la Photographie

Paris - Rue de Fourcy, 5/7
closed on: Monday and Tuesday
The Maison Européenne de la Photographie is the main museum in Paris exclusively dedicated to Photography with a permanent collection of over 20,000 works
MNHN Jardin des Plantes

MNHN Jardin des Plantes

Paris - rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 36
closed on: Tuesday (garden open all days)
The Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle - MNHN in Paris is the most renowned natural history museum in France and one of the largest in the world
Musée d’Orsay

Musée d’Orsay

Paris - rue de Lille, 62
closed on: Mondays, May 1 and December 25
The Musée d’Orsay is an art museum in Paris, housed in a former rail station, most known for its collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist painting
Musée de L’Air et de l’Espace

Musée de L’Air et de l’Espace

Le Bourget - Aéroport de Paris - Le Bourget
closed on: Monday
The Musée de l'air et de L'espace (Air and Space museum) in Paris is a very interesting museum dedicated to the history of flights and the conquer of Space
Musée de l’art ludique

Musée de l’art ludique

Paris - quai d'Austerlitz, 34
closed on: none
The Musée de l'art ludique is a museum in Paris dedicated to alternative creative forms of expression such as comics, manga, video-games and animation.
Musée de l’Orangerie

Musée de l’Orangerie

Paris - Jardin des Tuileries
closed on: Tuesdays, May 1, July 14, and December 25
The Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris is a museum renowned for its impressionist and Post-impressionist paintings, including a large Water Lilies cycle by Monet
Musée de la Musique

Musée de la Musique

Paris - avenue Jean Jaurès, 221
closed on: Monday
The Musée de la Musique (Museum of Music) in Paris is a museum, part of the Cité de la Musique, housing a notable collection of musical instruments.
Musée des Arts et Métiers

Musée des Arts et Métiers

Paris - rue Réaumur, 60
closed on: Monday
The Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris is a museum of science and technology, housed in a former monastery, featuring an outstanding collection of objects
Musée du Louvre – Paris

Musée du Louvre – Paris

Paris - Musée du Louvre
closed on: Tuesdays, May 1, August 15, December 25
Founded during the French Revolution, the Musée du Louvre in Paris is one of the world's largest and the most visited museums
Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac | Paris

Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac | Paris

Paris - quai Branly, 37
closed on: Mondays; May 1, and December 25
The Musée du quai Branly is a museum in Paris covering history and culture of non-western civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas
Musée Picasso Paris – Paris

Musée Picasso Paris – Paris

Paris - 5 rue de Thorigny
closed on: Mondays
The Musée Picasso Paris is one of the most important museums in the world dedicated to Pablo Picasso, with over 5,000 artworks by the Spanish artist
Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo

Paris - Avenue du Président Wilson, 13
closed on: Tuesday
The Palais de Tokyo in Paris, located between the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elisées, is a contemporary art gathering, experimenting and promoting center
Palais Galliera Musée de la Mode

Palais Galliera Musée de la Mode

Paris - avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 10
closed on: Monday
The Palais Galliera is the most important fashion museum in Paris, la capitale de la mode. The museum is housed in the neoclassical palace built in the late 19th century for the Duchess of Galliera.
Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Paris - boulevard Morland, 21
closed on: Monday
The Pavillon de L'arsenal, housed in a 1870s building in Paris, is a centre dedicated to architecture and urbanism. Although particularly involved in temporary exhibitions, meetings ...

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Poissy Galore – Insects Museum and Visitor Center  | AWP + HHF

Poissy Galore – Insects Museum and Visitor Center | AWP + HHF

Nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2017, the Poissy Galore Insects Museum designed by AWP + HHF combines contemporary architecture and rural culture

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Paris | MAD reveals “Mirage”, a proposal for the Montparnasse tower

Paris | MAD reveals “Mirage”, a proposal for the Montparnasse tower

MAD architects reveals “Mirage” a proposal which, by transforming it into a giant mirror, turns the Montparnasse tower in Paris into a huge optical illusion

Paris | “Mutations/Créations”: art, innovation and science at the Centre Pompidou

Paris | “Mutations/Créations”: art, innovation and science at the Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou in Paris is presenting “Mutations/Créations“: an event turned towards the interaction between digital technology and creation.

Museum gardens  | when the garden is an exhibit

Museum gardens | when the garden is an exhibit

When the garden of a museum is a major exhibit: The Jardin des Plantes of the MNHN in Paris and the japanese gardens of the Adachi Museum of art in Japan

Rising Talent Awards UK at the next M&O Paris (20/24 January, 2017)

Rising Talent Awards UK at the next M&O Paris (20/24 January, 2017)

For the up-coming edition, running from 20 to 24 January, 2017, MAISON&OBJET PARIS announce RISING TALENT AWARDS UK.

Paris: Archiee’s exhibition system makes tradition and technology meet

Paris: Archiee’s exhibition system makes tradition and technology meet

The project "Pleat Luster" has been conceived by Paris-based design practice Archiee for an exhibition at the "Maison de la Culture du Japon " in Paris

Le Corbusier – Villa Savoye | part 2, architecture

Le Corbusier – Villa Savoye | part 2, architecture

The architecture of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye in Poissy , lines and arcs, dimensions, functional program, relationship with the landscape, the house today

Le Corbusier – Villa Savoye | part 1, history

Le Corbusier – Villa Savoye | part 1, history

History of Villa Savoy: client's commission to Le Corbusier, initial concept, the five points of new architecture, use of concrete and role of technology

“The Great Animal Orchestra” in Paris

“The Great Animal Orchestra” in Paris

The Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain hosts the exhibition "The Great Animal Orchestra" inspired by the work of musician Bernie Krause

Game of mirrors and waterworks: Eliasson’s magics in Versailles

Game of mirrors and waterworks: Eliasson’s magics in Versailles

This summer, until October 30, 2016, the Palace of Versailles features a stunning ensemble of site-specific installations commissioned to Olafur Eliasson

Photo contest “Postcards from Paris” – The Winners

Photo contest “Postcards from Paris” – The Winners

Final results and winning entries of Inexhibit's photo competition organized in support of all museums of Paris after the November 13 2015 terrorist attacks

6 Scandinavian designers at “Maison & Objet”

6 Scandinavian designers at “Maison & Objet”

The 2016 edition of Maison & Objet in Paris will include the exhibition “Les Talents à la Carte - Scandinavie” showcasing the work of six Scandinavian designers

Paris | Spectrum – Art talks about climate change

Paris | Spectrum – Art talks about climate change

“Spectrum”, the installation conceived by ARCHIEE for the "Nuit Blanche" 2015 in Paris. was inspired by the theme of the COP 21 UN Climate Change Conference

Paris | The wonder 500 Japanese objects

Paris | The wonder 500 Japanese objects

The exhibition designed by ARCHIEE, part of the Paris Design Week 2015, is a spin-off of an event called “The wonder 500” devised to promote design “made in Japan” ...

Paris | The (fully recycled) Circular Pavilion by Encore Heureux

Paris | The (fully recycled) Circular Pavilion by Encore Heureux

The Pavillon Circulaire, a building entirely made of recycled materials, will be installed by the Pavillon de L'Arsenal in front of the City Hall of Paris

Art, architecture, design at Centre Pompidou

Art, architecture, design at Centre Pompidou

A History, Art, architecture, design from the 80s until today" is the collection installation at Centre Pompidou Paris for Summer 2014 - Spring 2016 period

Paris | The 5th annual Paris Design Week – 5/12 September, 2015

Paris | The 5th annual Paris Design Week – 5/12 September, 2015

The 5th edition of Paris Design Week takes place in the French capital from September 5 to 12, 2015 with a rich program of exhibitions, meetings and events

Paris | “BAM” modular building system on view at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Paris | “BAM” modular building system on view at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Until late July 2015, the Pavillon de L'Arsenal, Paris' center for architecture, showcases a prototype of BAM System, a new construction system for self-sufficient modular buildings, developed by Biotopes Architecture & Design.

Paris | Anish Kapoor at the Palace of Versailles

Paris | Anish Kapoor at the Palace of Versailles

From 9 June to 1 November, 2015 the Palace of Versailles near Paris features an exceptional exhibition of the celebrated British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor

Paris | “Le Corbusier, Mesures de l’Homme” exhibition at Centre Pompidou

Paris | “Le Corbusier, Mesures de l’Homme” exhibition at Centre Pompidou

From 29 April, 2015, the Centre Pompidou in Paris presents the exhibition "Le Corbusier, Mesures de l'Homme", on the architect's quest for the human measure

Paris | “Pyramide” renovation project to change the face of Louvre

Paris | “Pyramide” renovation project to change the face of Louvre

Paris. The ongoing EUR 40M renovation project of the famous Louvre museum's "Pyramide" is changing the face of the most visited museum in the world

Paris | Usage des formes (Using forms) at the Palais de Tokyo

Paris | Usage des formes (Using forms) at the Palais de Tokyo

The major exhibition “Usage des formes”, at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris from March 20, 2015, depicts the relations between body, form, function and art

Paris | DS+R at the Fondation Cartier

Paris | DS+R at the Fondation Cartier

“Musings on a Glass Box” is the exhibition created by Diller Scofidio+Renfro for the "Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain".

Paris | Frank Gehry: a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou

Paris | Frank Gehry: a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou

From 8 October 2014 to 26 January 2015 the Centre Pompidou in Paris presents a comprehensive retrospective of the work of Frank Gehry

Paris | The 30th anniversary of the Fondation Cartier

Paris | The 30th anniversary of the Fondation Cartier

From 25 October, 2014 to 22 February, 2015 the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris presents two exhibitions to celebrate its 30th anniversary

Paris | Japanese design at MCJP

Paris | Japanese design at MCJP

The exhibition "Daily life with handicrafts and design" by studio Archiee, dedicated to Japanese design, at the Maison de la Culture du Japon in Paris

Museums in the news – 01

Museums in the news – 01

The incredible theft of the Mona Lisa portrait by Leonardo da Vinci from the Louvre in 1911 inspired several spy novels and was retraced in films and dramas

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