France, home to the Renaissance, is the art haven of the world. This has been reflected in the artists this country has produced.
Over the ages, the works of great artists have been documented in famous art museums, which are must-visit destinations for all art lovers.
1. Musée du Louvre
Having a reputation for being the most frequented museum in the world, the Musee du Louvre is an architectural marvel constructed in the late12th century.
Around 300,000 paintings, including the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa, are on display. There’s also Islamic art, sculptures, Egyptian and Near Eastern antique pieces, to name a few.
2. Centre Pompidou
This museum has a beautiful fountain at the entrance with beautiful moving sculptures and water sprays. There are around 40000 artworks at the display, and it also boasts of a movie theatre, bookstore, library, a beautiful terrace, and a front yard which is the hub for street portraitists, mimes, and other entertainers.
3. Musée d’Orsay
This museum was a railway station previously and had French art pieces as old as 1848. There are photos, sculptures, and vintage furniture which give a glimpse into the art and culture of the people of France.
There are works of famous artists like Van Gogh, Monet, Sisley, and Cezanne.
4. Palais de Tokyo
A haven for modern and contemporary art, it provides new age art pieces. There are radical paintings and sculptures on display that challenge the old norms of art and promote creativity and innovative art.
This museum is open from noon to midnight, which is quite unconventional.
5. Musée National du Moyen Age-Thermes de Cluny
This museum puts together art from the Middle and Medieval ages and church art. 7th and 8th-century sculptures and manuscripts are also on display.
The museum has a tapestry section with favorite items like Lady and the Unicorn.
If you are in France, visiting museums is a must. You will be a fan of art and culture once you visit any of the museums listed above.