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Musée de la Vie Romantique

Musée de la Vie Romantique

This museum is particularly precious for its rose garden, a little heaven of quietness tucked away from the busy streets of Paris. The perfect place, from Spring until the end of Summer, to sip hibiscus iced-tea while reading your favorite novel or writing postcards to your friends. Home of the portraitist Ary Scheffer, this 19th-century hôtel particulier—Hôtel Scheffer-Renan—saw a lot of famous artists such as Delacroix, Géricault, George Sand, Chopin, Rossini, Dickens… It is today a museum dedicated to the works of the painter Ary Scheffer himself as well as the ones of neighbor and friend George Sand.
Free permanent collection. Temporary exhibitions from 3.30€ to 9€.

Musée de la Vie Romantique
16 Rue Chaptal
75009 Paris
tel: 01.55.31.95.67
Metro: Pigalle, Blanche, Saint-Georges

Tues-Sun: 10am-6pm
Closed on Monday

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Housed in the 18th-century Hôtel Hénault de Cantobre this museum is the Parisian reference in terms of international contemporary photography from the 1950’s until today, with a collection of over 20000 photogrpahs. The temporary exhibits feature photographers such as Depardon, Larry Clark, Annie Leibovitz, Irving Penn, Salgado…
Free admission for all on Wednesday from 5pm-8pm only.

Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5-7 Rue de Fourcy
75004 Paris
tel: 01.44.78.75.00
Metro: Saint-Paul

W-Sun: 11am-8pm (ticket window closes at 7.30pm)
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Located since 1961 in the left wing of the Palais de Tokyo - a monumental structure built for the 1937 World Expo - the Musée d’Art Moderne houses some of the richest collection of 20th century art in medium ranging from painting and sculpture to video installation.

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson
75016 Paris
tel: 01.53.67.40.00
Metro: Iéna

Tues-Sun: 10am-6pm (Ticket window closes at 5.45pm)
Closed on Monday

Le Plateau

Contemporary art center showcasing emerging and established artists in visual arts, dance and music - it has a collection of 700 works representing current French and international art. In a spirit of exchange and dialogue Le Plateau has introduced “Sequence”, a program of guided visits and meetings with curators and artists.
Admission is free. Access to “Sequence” is 4€.

Le Plateau
Place Hannah-Arendt
75019 Paris
tel: 01.53.19.84.10
Metro: Jourdain

W-F: 2pm-7pm
Sat-Sun: 12pm-8pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Maison de Balzac

Maison de Balzac

This is the only home left in Paris of novelist Honoré de Balzac. A five-room apartment on the third floor of a house perched on a hill. While living there from 1840 until 1847 with his wife he wrote some of his most famous work. While most of the original furniture is gone, all his personal memorabilia, paintings and etchings, objects, manuscripts, illustrations and first editions allow a glimpse on the writer and the time he lived in. His office has been recreated and evoke best his intimate world.
Free access to the permanent collection when there are no temporary exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions are 4€.

Maison de Balzac
47 Rue Raynouard
75016 Paris
tel: 01.45.25.19.22
Metro: Passy, La Muette
RER: Boulainvilliers, Radio France

Tues-Sun: 10am-6pm
Closed on Monday

Musée Cognacq-Jay

Musée Cognacq-Jay

Founders of the late department store La Samaritaine, Ernest Cognacq and his wife Louise Jay dedicated part of their fortune to collecting art, with a predilection for 18th-century French art. In 1990, their collection was transferred to the 16th-century Hôtel Donon, in the Marais, and includes paintings by Fragonard and Boucher, graphic arts, sculptures, furniture, jewelry, porcelain and other objets d’art.

Musée Cognacq-Jay
8 rue Elzévir
75003 Paris
tel: 01.40.27.07.21
Metro: Saint-Paul

Tues-Sun: 10am-6pm (Ticket window closes at 5.30pm)
Closed on Monday

Musée Zadkine

Musée Zadkine

Live-work space of the cubist Russian sculptor Ossip Zadkin (1890-1967) from 1928 until his death. This museum displays over 400 of his sculptures and as many works on paper. The courtyard is absolutely lovely and one can relax in the garden without visiting the museum.
Free permanent collection.Temporary exhibitions are 4€.

Musée Zadkine
100 bis Rue d’Assas
75006 Paris
tel: 01.55.42.77.20
Metro: Vavin, Notre-Dame-des-Champs
RER: Port-Royal

Tues-Sun: 10am-6pm
Closed on Monday

Musée Cernuschi – Musée des Arts de l’Asie de la ville de Paris.

Musée Cernuschi – Musée des Arts de l’Asie de la ville de Paris.

Close to the lovely Parc de Monceau, this hôtel particulier, former home of 19th-century financier Henri Cernuschi, is one of the oldest museums in Paris. It houses worldly renown ancient Chinese art as well as some works from Japan.

Musée Cernuschi - Musée des Arts de l’Asie de la ville de Paris
7 Avenue Velasquez
75008 Paris
tel: 01.53.96.21.50
Metro: Monceau

Tues-Sun: 10am-6pm (Ticket window closes at 5.30pm)
Closed on Monday