La Tour Eiffel

I come to this post with similar feelings I had when writing my entries on the Musée du Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. Didn’t I start Les Musées de Paris to avoid world-famous tourist traps? Isn’t the point of this blog to introduce readers to Paris’ unfamous, forgotten-feeling museums and sights? Of course, the lesser-known … More La Tour Eiffel

Le Musée d’Orsay

When I began this blog, my mission was to introduce readers not so much to world-renowned museums like the Musée d’Orsay, but to those small, little-known museums that make Paris so unique, the ones which don’t necessary appear on the front page of magazines or guide books. I was interested in the forgotten, the bizarre, … More Le Musée d’Orsay

Le Musée Maillol

When you’ve lived in Paris for a little while, when the city starts to feels less like a holiday destination and more like a second home, you develop connections with small and unexpected things. It might be a particular metro station with an understated deco style that makes you feel as though you’re being transported … More Le Musée Maillol

L’Hôtel des Invalides

Note: this post mostly covers the Napoleonic tomb section of les Invalides, however the address also includes the Musée de l’Armée, Musée d’Histoire Contemporaine and the Musée des Plans-Reliefs (maps and models). No matter what you think of old Napoléon Bonaparte the First, you have to admit the man had a flair for the extravagant. He decked … More L’Hôtel des Invalides

Le 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 Le Musée Rodin