TOP 5 : Museums in Paris
With eleven million inhabitants, Paris and its surroundings is the largest conurbation in Western Europe. Capital of France and global city like London, Tokyo or New York, Paris is a cultural city that proposes a wide range of activities, exhibtions, museums and tours.
The licensed Tour guides from the Ministry of Culture have operated a selection of the best museums in the city. Five cultural institutions deserve to be visited : the Louvre museum, the Orsay museum, the Invalides museum, the Quai Branly museum and the Carnavalet museum.
Tours are 2h lecture tours. Visiting the entire Louvre Museum in 2h is a non profitable attitude : it is exhausting and you won’t be able to keep in mind anything. That’s why the licensed Tour Guides of France propose 2 hour lecture tours : better to get fewer pieces of information on a specific topic, such a painter or an history period. At the end of your 2 hour lecture tour, you are more well-read on the topic chosen.
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre museum is one the largest cultural institution in the world : it welcomes 10 million visitors per year. To enjoy better your visit, the licensed Tour Guides of France have operated a selection of 7 lecture tours. Each one lasts 2 hours.
Here are the 2-hour lecture tours :
- Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities (2h)
- Egyptian collections (2h)
- Italian paintings (XIII-XV c)
- Italian paintings (XVI-XVII c)
- Italian paintings (XVII-XVIII)
- Spanish painters
- French painting from the XIXth century
The Orsay Museum
With the Ermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg (Russia), The Orsay Museum is one of the largest cultural institution dedicated to the impressionist painters from the XIXth century.
To make your visit more profitable, the licensed Tour Guides from the Ministry of Culture have operated a selection of 14 painters based on 2 hour lecture tours. Here are the painters you are able to discover with us :
Pierre Bonnard, Léon Bonnat, Eugène Carrière, Paul Cezanne, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Maurice Denis, Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Odilon Redon, Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, Edouard Vuillard.
The Invalides Museum
The construction of the Invalides dates back to the XVIIth century. The King of France, Lewis XIVth, had the Invalides built like a retirement home for the vets of him. Today, the building shelters collections dedicated to the history of the French army. Some galleries expound objects and souvenirs of the two world wars. Also, you are able to see the Napoleon I’s grave.
The Quai Branly Museum
The Quai Branly Museum is one the largest cultural institution dedicated to the first civilizations in the world. The museum was commissioned by the ex President Jacques Chirac who was found of primitive civilizations. He was also a regular visitor of the Guimet Museum in Paris : the latter institution expounds objects from Asian cultures.
The licensed Tour Guides from the Ministry of Culture have operated a selection of two primitive civilizations in the Quai Branly museum for you to understand better the habits and the way of live of the first human beings.
The Carnavalet Museum
The Carnavalet Museum is dedicated to the history of Paris, from the origins to nowadays. You know better how Paris, an ex Celtic city transformed by the Romans and the first Christian communities, has became the capital of France thanks to the Kings and the Emperor Napoleon I.
Paris is the framework of French history and the theater of global events such as the Revolution and the two world wars. Like London, New York or Tokyo, Paris is now a global city.
Do you want to know more ? Follow your licensed Tour guide !