3 Art Museums You Need to Visit While in Paris

When in Paris, you’ll find art just about everywhere. From venders on the street, to drawings on the pavement of sidewalks, to the outdoor walls where graffiti is sprayed, it’s hard to spend time in Paris without feeling artsy. While seeing art while you are out and about is always wonderful, there's nothing quite like visiting art museums to see the world-wide favorites. Here are three art museums you don't want to miss:

 

1) Louvre

You've probably heard of this one. It's the biggest and most famous art museum in the world. Glass pyramids and the Mona Lisa. Enough said.

‪99 rue de Rivoli, 75058

Metro: Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (1 or 7)

 

2) Musée d’Orsay

Right across the river from the Louvre, you’ll find Musée d’Orsay. When you’re visiting, you should hit both in the same day. From the iconic view through the clock, to the impressionist gallery where you’ll probably recognize a few iconic paintings, to the debatably fanciest room in the world (Le salle des Fetes), Musée d’Orsay leaves an imprint in your mind.

1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur 75007

Metro: Solferino or Assemblée Nationale (12)

3) Centre Pompidou

Comparable to Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Pompidou is your place to see avant-garde art in Paris. This is where you’ll find the urinal on a pedestal, amongst a lot of other quirky, cool paintings and objects. It’s also located right in Le Marias which a great area for shopping and eating.

Place Georges Pompidou 75004

Metro: Rambuteau (11), Hotel de Ville (1 or 11), Chatelet (1, 4, 7, 11, or 14)