City of lights, city of love, city of philosophy, city of art; Paris is all these things. But it is also the city of museums, so much so that after years of exploring Paris, I still haven’t experienced them all.
Everybody’s heard of the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Centre Pompidou, and with good reason: if you only have a few days in Paris, a visit to these three major museums will give you a brilliant overview of the city’s artistic identity and historical background.
However, if by chance you find yourself with a little time on your hands, this blog will help you scout out the lesser-known museums Paris has to offer. Each spot has its own charm, whether it be a focus on a particular individual or movement, an incredible private collection or a gorgeous setting, such as a nineteenth-century residence in all its Belle Epoque splendour. The city of museums indeed.
xx, la muséophile
La muséophile is a Lecturer in French Studies at the Australian National University and has a PhD in French cinema studies from the University of Melbourne and the Sorbonne. She writes on movies for work and goes to museums for fun.