Musée National de Céramique (National Ceramics Museum)- Sèvres

Sèvres has a special place in my heart. The quiet suburb on the south-western outskirts of Paris was where I lived and studied for a month in 2007 with a group from my Australian university, including several of my close friends. Every day we would trek from the rambling château where we each inhabited a … More Musée National de Céramique (National Ceramics Museum)- Sèvres

Musée Rodin

This one’s a treat. One of the few museums in Paris dedicated to sculpture, le Musée Rodin provides an excellent overview of the sculptor’s career, in surrounds that include not only the stately Hôtel Biron, where Rodin once worked, but an extensive garden peppered with roses, water features and, of course, sculptures. There are a … More Musée Rodin

Musée Jacquemart-André

It’s one of those decadent Second Empire stories. In 1868, wealthy banking heir Edouard André, along with his wife Nélie Jacquemart, commissioned a stunning residence on the boulevard Haussmann and decked it out with gilt parlours, a lush indoor garden, sleeping quarters worthy of Versailles and a multi-level room dedicated to the enjoyment of music. … More Musée Jacquemart-André

Musée Marmottan Monet

Oh how the French love Monet. If you’ve been to the Musée d’Orsay or l’Orangerie, if you’ve ever cracked open a book on French art, in fact if you’ve ever heard of Impressionism, then you’ll be familiar with Monet’s dreamy waterlilies, pastel haystacks, wistful ladies with parasols and rosy-cheeked children running through poppy fields. Yet … More Musée Marmottan Monet