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Historic and Arty Paris

History and Art at a couple of minutes walk

  •  Medieval Tour Jean Sans Peur, 
  • Medieval Louvre.   Recent itinerary dedicated to the history of the castle. Ask for map at the information desk.
  • the very close Contemporary museum on rue du Louvre La Bourse de Commerce- Fondation Pinault
  • Saint Eustache church and its concerts,
  • Louis the XIVth Place des Victoires, 
  •  You can walk Place Vendôme and its magnificent XVIIth and XVIIIth century architecture
  • Beautiful XIXth century Haussmann and Art Nouveau architecture, and Eiffel style buildings, 
  • The Opéra Garnier is at walking distance via charming streets
  • Inside Passages. The closest is Passage du Grand Cerf mostly  artisans and craft
  • XXIst century  Mall in Les Halles, buildings of different era in the neighborhood
  • and many other interesting points of interest.

Guides at your disposal  and my  recommendations.


Museums, Theaters and Movie Theaters in Paris

Here are the main ones.

I have a list of smaller Museums offering wonderful collections away from beaten paths and crowds and in other areas of Paris.  To be shared after booking.

I can design a visit for you with museum, surroundings,  food.

I can put you in contact with wonderful Guides de Musées Nationaux for a tour in Museums or in Paris.


I am going to most exhibitions for my own pleasure and to be able to advise you while you stay.Catalogs to read are at your disposal.


  • 15/20mn from  the numerous Marais Museums.
  • Movie theaters in the Neighborhoods with movies in VO and French subtitles.

Musée d'Orsay


 Musée Picasso


 Musée du jeu de Paume


Musée de l'Orangerie


 Musée Carnavalet


Musée de l'illusion for young ones and not so young Paris


and MAD,  Maison de Victor Hugo, Musée Cognacq Jay, Musée de la Vie Romantique, Musée Gustave Moreau, Hotel de la Monnaie, Musée Jacquemart-André, Delacroix, Quai Branly, Musée Bourdelle, Musée Zadkine, MAM, Institut du Monde Arabe, Camondo, Cernuschi, Guimet, Fondation Vuitton, and  others ( ask me..)


Museums and Tourist sites

o cut lines: buy a pass or tickets on line before.

You can buy a pass on line and pick it up at a shop afterwards. There is one on rue de L’Amiral de Coligny (rue du Louvre after crossing rue de Rivoli)

Be aware that a pass is valid for 3, 5 or more days in a row

Be aware that it does not cover all attractions.


Museums; most close on Monday (Orsay) or Tuesday (Louvre, Grand Palais etc..) Better check on lie before you go.


More and more propose late openings less crowded. Check on line


Organize your visit by areas: rather than wasting time on transportation going back and forth from one quartier to another one, check an area and explore everything you’d like to see there for 1 or 2 days (Museums, History, parks, food…)


Paris museums are free for their regular collections. Go to Free or cheap in Paris page

Day trips Museums

 You can enjoy many castles and museums just outside Paris. Day trips are easy.

 I can help you organize some day -trips or weekend-trips from Paris

 Just to name a few here :


  • Louvre-Lens Shuttle between train station and Museum . The station, Art Deco era, is already a "must see" and keep time to visit the town of Lens with wonderful Art Déco houses.  


  •  Giverny , Monet's house & Gardens




Fontainebleau, Vaux-le -Vicomte, Chantilly, and other parks and castles in Ile de France, itineraries upon request after booking.

More artistic ideas on the page Travelling