Museums & Culture

Simply click on any of the listings below to find the best place for your budget in the right neighborhood!

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.

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

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

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

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

The Museum of Letters and Manuscripts

A tiny museum with more than 2,000 documents, by some pretty big names. Einstein’s brainwaves on the theory of relativity are recorded in s... » Read more