Paris Museums

A Complete Guide

Paris Museums

Guide to Large & Small Museums in Paris

Chinese New Year parades and celebrations take place across the city's Asian neighborhoods each February to welcome the Lunar New Year with red lanterns and plenty of festivities.

Featuring costumed lion dancers, flamboyant dragons, marchers in traditional dress, drums and cymbals, performers, kids' activities, and great food, these are exciting events you won't want to miss!

Paris has the good fortune to include four Asian neighborhoods - three predominantly Chinese and South East Asian, plus a growing Japanese-Korean enclave known for its trendy restaurants. 

Attending the New Year festivities gives you the perfect opportunity to explore Asian culture in Paris.

Use our guide to find the biggest and best Chinese New Year parades, activities, dining, and shopping in these four fascinating parts of Paris.

Atelier des Lumières

Former iron foundry transformed into a digital art center.  Very cook experience - there's nothing else quite like it in Paris!
When: Open 10am-6pm daily and until 22pm on Fridays and Saturdays
Tickets:  14.5€ at the door and online (L'Atelier website)
Where:  38 Rue Saint Maur, 11th arrondissement
Metro: Rue Saint-Maur
More Info: 
L'Atelier website

Centre Pompidou

Exhibit included with museum admission of 14€. 
Location: Rue Saint-Martin, 4e.  Nearest Metros:  Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville, Châtelet.  RER: Châtelet les Halles, lines A, B, D

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Tickets 0-10€ - see website for details. 
Location:  8, Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi in Bois de Boulogne (16th arr).  Getting there: Take the Fondation shuttle (2€ round trip; must have Fondation and shuttle ticket in advance) from Avenue de Friedland near the Étoile Metro exit
More info:  Fondation website

Grand Palais 

Closed on Tuesdays.  Tickets 15€ 
Location:  Grand Palais, Avenue Winston-Churchill, 8th arr 
Nearest Metro:
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Grande Galerie de l'Évolution (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle)

Location:  36 Rue Goeffroy Saint-Hilaire (Jardin des Plantes), 5th arrondissement
Tuesdays, January 1, May 1, and December 25
10€; free for under 26
Nearest Metro:  Censier Daubenton, Jussieu, Gare d’Austerlitz
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Grande Halle de La Villette

Location: 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 19th arrondissement
Nearest Metro:
 Porte de Pantin or Porte de La Villette
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Musée du Louvre

Location:  Rue de Rivoli, 1st arrondissement
Tuesdays, January 1, May 1, and December 25
17€ (purchased online); 15€ (purchased at the museum); free for under 26
Stay nearby:  Hotels near the Louvre
Nearest Metro:  Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre, Pyramides
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Musée de la Armée

Location:129 Rue de Grenelle, 7th arrondissement
Stay nearby: 
Nearest Metro: Tour Maubourg, Varennes, Invalides
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Musée d'Orsay

Location:1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 7th arr
Stay nearby: 
Nearest Metro:  Assemblée Nationale
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Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Location:  107 rue de Rivoli, Rohan and Marsan wings of the Louvre, 1st arr
Stay nearby:  Hotels near the Louvre
Nearest Metro:  Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre
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Musée Guimet

Location:  6 Place d'Iéna, 16th arr
Stay nearby:   
Nearest Metro: Iéna
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Musée Marmottan Monet

On display will be 60 seldom-shown pieces from private collection by Monet, Degas, Renoir, Rodin, Claudel, Seurat, Bonnard, Derain, Matisse, Gauguin, and other important artists from Impressionism to Fauvism. 
Location: 2 rue Louis Boilly, 16e 
Open: Tuesday - Sunday; 10am-6pm and until 9pm on Thursdays. 
General admission: 12€; timed entry tickets available online
Nearest Metro:  La Muette
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Musée Maillol

@ Musée Maillol, through January 20, 2020 - Over 0 pieces of art by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti are complemented by 25 works from other major artists such as Rodin, Bourdelle, Brancusi, Lipchitz, and Zadkine in this exhibit devoted to the Swiss artist's early works as he transitioned from classical modernism to avant-garde surrealism and abstraction.  

Location:  61 rue de Grenelle, 7th arr
Tickets: 13.50€ (available online for timed entry)
Nearest Metro: Rue du Bac
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Musée Jacquemart-André

Tickets 13.50€ 
Location:  158 Boulevard Haussmann, 8th arr. 
Nearest Metro :
 Saint Philippe du Roule

Petit Palais

Location: Petit Palais, 8th arrondissement
Nearest Metro: Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau 
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Picasso Museum

Admission:  Exhibit included with museum admission of 12.50 €; free admission when you have a Paris Museum Pass 
Location: 5 rue de Thorigny, 3rd arrondissement; closed Mondays
Chemin Vert

Musée Yves Saint Laurent

Located in the famous fashion designer's 16th arrondissement haute couture workshop. (opened March 2017)

Open Tuesday - Sunday 11am-6pm (until 9pm on Fridays).  Tickets 10€; buy at the door or online; timed tickets may be offered for certain shows 
Location:  5 Avenue Marceau, 16th arrondissement 
Nearest Metro:
 Alma Marceau
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