Category Archives: Museums in France

Overview of Paris Museums, Episode 187

Overview of Paris Museums


In today’s episode, Elyse and Annie give you and overview of Paris museums. Big museums, small museums, museums that present great temporary exhibits, museums that appeal to locals, museums famous for their permanent collection. Odd little museums around a specific topic, museum who are good for visitors who bring children, and museums that are good for people who don’t really love museums.

If you’re preparing your first visit to Pairs, this episode is important for you because that’s how you’ll learn about what’s out there for you to enjoy besides the ones everyone has heard about like the Orsay and the Louvre.

We don’t list all Paris museums, there are too many, but we do our best to give you a comprehensive review of the wonderful Paris museum scene. And if you don’t understand some of the names of the museums we mention verbally, read on, the list is all written out here!

Don’t miss our tip about the Museum Pass for children and teens at the end of the episode!

Support the show on Patreon.


RSS | iTunes | Android | Stitcher Radio | TuneIn Radio

Overview of Paris Museums: Museums You Will Learn About in this Episode

 

  • The Orangerie Museum: Lilypads!
  • The Louvre Museum: Make a Plan Before You Go
  • The Orsay Museum: Popular and Approachable
  • The Rodin Museum: Meet the Relentless Worker
  • The Cluny Museum: Medieval Art and Culture (Closed until late July 2018)
  • The Pompidou Center: Bringing Art to the People
  • Musée Maillol: Great Temporary Exhibits
  • Musée du Luxembourg: Temporary Collections Year-Round
  • Centre Louis Vuitton of Contemporary Art: Headliners Only
  • Delacroix Museum: a Tiny Bijoux in a Charming Neighborhood.
  • Fondation Cartier: Contemporary American Arts
  • André Jacquemart Museum: Prestigious Small Temporary Exhibits
  • Guimet Museum of Asian Art: Trocadero Area
  • Marmottan Monet Museum: Founding Pieces of Impressionism
  • Petit Palais (Permanent Exhibit) and Grand Palais (Temporary Exhibits)
  • Musée National Picasso Paris: That’s How Picasso Paid His Taxes!
  • Le Palais de Tokyo: Edgy Contemporary Art
  • The Museum of Modern Art of the city of Paris: Orsay Overflow and Great Temporary Exhibits
  • La Bibliothèque Mitterrand: Exhibits Having to Do With Books, Printing, and Writing Systems
  • The Jewish Museum, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme: This Is Not a Shoah Museum
  • Institut du Monde Arabe: Ancient and Contemporary Arts from the Arab World
  • The Paris Museum of Natural History: Great for Kids!
  • Le Musée de l’Armée and Napoleon’s Tomb: Made for Warriors.
  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Espace Mode et Textiles: Amazing Temporary Exhibits
  • Nissim de Camondo Museum: Elegance Past
  • Le Musée du Quai Branly: Traditional Arts
  • Le Musée des Égouts de Paris: Not for the Faint of Heart, It Stinks!
  • Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Musée des Monuments Français: Lifesize Reproductions of Most Famous Cathedrals in France
  • Philarmonie de Paris: See It Up-Close!
  • La Crypte Archéologique du Parvis de Notre Dame: Roman Ruins
  • Le Palais de la Découverte, Universcience: Great for Kids!
  • The Pantheon: a Secular Tribute to Great Men (and Too Few Women)
  • Musée Grévin: a Museum of Celebrities Made of Wax
  • Le Musée des Arts et Métiers: Foucault Pendulum and Beautiful Instruments
  • The Paris Catacombs: Dem Bones Dem Bones Dem Dry Bones
  • Homes of Famous People You Can Visit: Balzac and Victor Hugo
  • La Maison de Balzac in the 19th Arrondissement
  • Maison de Victor Hugo on the Place des Vosges
  • International Center of Photography
  • Jeu de Paume at the Tuileries
  • Musée des Arts Forains in Bercy: Fairground Attractions
  • The Chocolate Museum in Paris: Delicious!
  • The Musée de la Magie: Monsieur Houdin and His Magical Cabinets
  • The Wine Museum in Paris: Also Has a Great Lunch Restaurant!
  • Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature: Taxidermy Paradise
  • Musée Carnavalet: the History of the City of Paris
  • La Conciergerie: Learn About the French Revolution
  • Les Arènes de Lutèce: Go for the Neighborhood
  • Le Mémorial de la Shoah: In the Marais
  • The Memorial of the Deportation: Behind Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Opéra Garnier: Over-the-Top- Gorgeous!

 

 

The Orangerie Museum in Paris, Episode 136

The Orangerie Museum in Paris, Go or Skip?


Couple visiting a museum black and white photo, Orangerie Museum

The Orangerie Museum in Paris is not one of the major museums that everybody feels like they need to visit, the question is: should you go see it or is it one of those you can skip?

If you like this episode, you should also check out Episode 102 about the Rodin Museum because it is also  a small museum that doesn’t take hours to see, yet offers amazing world-famous pieces that will blow you mind and introduce you to artists  who revolutionized their fields.

Would you like to tour France with Annie and Elyse? Visit Addicted to France to choose an upcoming tour.

Orangerie Museum Episode Highlights

  • The Orangerie Museum Building [6’11”]
  • What’s an Orangerie Anyway? [8’30’]
  • Monet’s influence [10’40”]
  • How Monet Took Advantage of His Bad Eyes to His Creative Advantage [11:50]
  • Why you must look at Monet’s Paintings Up-Close and then at a Distance [13′]
  • A Space for Meditation [14’12”]
  • What else is there? [19′]
  • Giverny [23’47”]
  • Marmotan Museum in Paris [27’26”]
  • Annie and Elyse talk about the Inaugural Paris Tour [37′]
  • Conclusion: the Orangerie Museum is a lovely place to visit. If you happen to be at the Louvre, you can easily walk through the Tuileries Gardens to go to the Orangerie. Even if you don’t have the time to do that, we recommend taking that short walk through the gardens because it is gorgeous and there are a lot of places you can sit and rest or sit and picnic or simply watch the world go by.

Support the show on Patreon.


RSS | iTunes | Android | Stitcher Radio | TuneIn Radio

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Paris with Children, Episode 129

Paris with Children


Paris with children, Alex and her family

Click here to support the show on Patreon and get access to Lunch-Break French, designed to help you sharpen your French skills before your visit to France.

A lot of people wonder, should I even take my kids to Paris? Will they get anything out of it? Alex Dionne and her husband decided to bring the kids and they were pleasantly surprised how child-friendly Paris is.  Alex shares that when the kids are old enough and like to experience new things, you can make wonderful memories in Paris as a family, including some places that are totally off the beaten track. Thanks for the great photos Alex and family!

Air b&b  Recommended in this Episode: Rosier 5 étoiles

Places Mentioned in this Episode: Behind the scenes tour at the Eiffel Tower, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Musée des Arts Forains, Musée du Quai Branly, Parc de Bercy, Museum of Hunting and Natures, Paul Klee Exhibit, Place des Vosges, Promenade Plantée, Rosier-Joseph Migneret Garden, Sunday Bird Market behind Notre Dame, the Louvre


RSS | iTunes | Stitcher Radio | TuneIn Radio
Amazon Logo 400x
Continue reading Paris with Children, Episode 129