Museums & Culture

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Note: All establishments that have a pink fleur-de-lis are part of our Girls' Guide Travel Club collection. They are places where you can receive special discounts, VIP treatment or valuable offers exclusive to Girls' Guide Travel Club members. Find out more here.

LO4ART Gallery & Events

LO4ART Gallery & Events

Founded in 2006 by Laurent Picard, an art director in the advertising industry, LO4ART is a mobile art gallery and agency that represents contemporary... » Read more

Air de Paris

Originally established in Nice by owners Florence Bonnefous and Edouard Merino, Air de Paris moved to Paris in 1994 and has since become renowned for ... » Read more

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

In addition to a massive collection of books, the BNF hosts a variety of exhibitions, including photography and painting. The modern architecture of t... » Read more

Centre Pompidou

The place for modern art in a building that remains cutting edge even though it’s over 30 years old.... » Read more

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

The largest architectural museum in the world features full-scale replicas of structures built on French soil, by everyone from the Romans to contempo... » Read more

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA)

Located in the gallery district of the left bank, ENSBA holds exhibitions, programs and talks, and produces various publications throughout the year. ... » Read more

Fondation Cartier

A contemporary-art center, the Fondation Cartier was designed by the Paris-based architect Jean Nouvel in 1994, with the goal of blurring the boundari... » Read more

Galerie Albert Loeb

Named after its curator, Galerie Albert Loeb has been around for decades. Loeb’s main interest as a collector is primitive art, though the galle... » Read more

Galerie Chantal Crousel

Established in 1980, the Chantal Crousel gallery strives to exhibit the work of a diverse range of international and French artists dedicated to the d... » Read more

Galerie Di Meo

In the gallery district of St.-Germain, Galerie Di Meo displays works by some of the best-known artists of the 20th century—Henri Matisse, Joan ... » Read more

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

Emmanuel Perrotin is known for being quirky and fearless. He represented artists like Sophie Calle and Takashi Murakami before their works sold for mi... » Read more

Galerie Michel Rein

Galerie Michel Rein is an important link in the contemporary art world of Paris. In addition to working with already established artists, the gallery ... » Read more

Galerie Pascal Lansberg

Having opened in 1992, Galerie Pascal Lansberg is relatively young for a Parisian gallery. It specializes in contemporary work and represents major cu... » Read more

Galerie Schleicher + Lange

This young gallery was founded in 2004 by two Germans, Julia Schleicher and Andreas Lange, and has quickly earned a reputation for ambitious exhibitio... » Read more

Galerie W

Very cool space, with walls and works changing almost daily. ... » Read more

GB Agency

Opened in 2001, GB Agency is known for exhibitions of conceptual art that challenge the idea of the gallery as an artistic space.... » Read more

Grand Palais

Originally built for the World’s Fair of 1900, offer big important exhibitions. Not long ago we saw an excellent show on Marie Antoinette, and o... » Read more

Halle Saint Pierre

A 19th century market hall that's been converted into a contemporary museum. Wonderful exhibitions of art brut (raw art), contemporary and out of the ... » Read more

Institut de Monde Arabe

Worth a glance; designed by Jean Nouvel. Go for a fabulous lunch with a view at Noura, on one of the upper floors of the museum.... » Read more

L’Association 59 Rivoli

One of Paris’s most beloved sites for contemporary art is l’Association 59 Rivoli, a daring arts collective inviting you into their artist... » Read more

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

For contemporary photography in a nicely designed modern setting.... » Read more

Marian Goodman

Before the establishment of her Paris gallery or even her New York gallery, Marian Goodman became internationally recognized for publishing the work o... » Read more

Musée de la Mode

French fashion museum—what more could a girl want?... » Read more

Musée de la Vie Romantique

A lovely painter’s mansion in the Pigalle district that gives you a glimpse of life in the Romantic period. The writer George Sand was a guest h... » Read more

Musée de l’Orangerie

Go for the location and the glorious collection of Monet’s water lilies downstairs, which were painted specifically for this location. The museu... » Read more

Musée du Luxembourg

A wonderful tiny little place when you’re on your way to the Luxembourg Gardens. In and out and fully cultured in under half an hour!... » Read more

Musée d’Art Moderne

For modern art beyond the Pompidou.... » Read more

Musée d’Orsay

This one goes without saying: the Orsay probably has the best Impressionist collection in the world. Clock café is cute, too.... » Read more

Musée Marmottan

Out of the way but a haven if you love Monet.... » Read more

Musée National du Moyen Age

The Musée National du Moyen Age, also known as the Musée Cluny, presents a vast collection of medieval art. It is housed in the Hô... » Read more

Musée National Eugène Delacroix

Comprising the artist’s home and studio on the place de Furstenberg, as well as a picturesque garden, the Musée Eugène Delacroix h... » Read more

Musée Picasso

Housed in a gorgeous building, the Picasso museum is a quick look at some of the artist’s work. This is not an extensive collection—but it... » Read more

Musée Rodin

Fabulous collection of Rodins in a gorgeous mansion, plus a good collection of work by his lover Camille Claudel. Sculpture garden and outdoor caf&eac... » Read more

Musée Zadkine

This museum features the home and workshop where the Russian sculptor Ossip Zadkine lived and worked from 1928 to 1967, as well as his garden. On view... » Read more

Palais de Tokyo

Recently redone in a very SoHo-like way. A cutting edge museum focusing on younger artists.... » Read more

Parcours Saint Germain

For a cultural fix of seasonal, contemporary art, check out Parcours Saint Germain, which takes place each spring in the gallery district of St.-Germa... » Read more

Point Ephémère

All arts venue with dance, music, art, special conferences. This place has it all plus a fabulous location on the Canal St. Martin.... » Read more

Yvon Lambert

With locations in New York City and Paris, the Yvon Lambert gallery has established itself as an international hot spot for a diverse range of artists... » Read more