Five museums to visit in Paris

Five museums to visit in Paris

National Museum of Natural History



The Muséum national d'histoire naturelle* is a French institution for research and the dissemination of scientific and naturalist culture. It is one of the first establishments of its kind in the world, along with the Natural History Museum in London. Today it has the status of a major establishment, placed under the joint supervision of the Ministries of Higher Education and Research and of the Environment. Its headquarters are in the Jardin des plantes in Paris, but it has 13 sites in Paris and the rest of France. Founded in 1793, it is one of the oldest establishments of its kind in the world.


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Grande Galerie de l'Évolution,

Galerie de Paléontologie et d'Anatomie comparée,

Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie,

Ménagerie, le zoo du Jardin des Plantes,

Grandes serres du Jardin des Plantes,

Visites du Jardin des Plantes. (Gratuit)


The Orangery Museum



If you are an art lover, this is the ideal destination for you in Paris. This impressionist art gallery is located in the western corner of the Tuileries Gardens. The gallery is mainly known for Monet's eight water lily murals. You can also admire other masterpieces by famous artists such as Picasso and Renoir.

Art is an important part of the French countryside, so a visit to this beautiful art gallery is a must. Visiting Paris and not exploring an art gallery will make your trip incomplete. So make sure you find some time to visit this wonderful art gallery in Paris.


Opening hours: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Entrance fee: €9

Reduced rate: 6.50€.


The Orsay Museum



The Musée d'Orsay is one of the most popular museums in Paris. It presents magnificent works of art and sculptures. Paintings by eminent artists like Berthe Morisot, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Eugène Carrière and Johan Barthold Jongkind, etc. are displayed here for visitors. The place is very popular with art lovers, culture enthusiasts and history buffs. It is truly one of the most famous tourist places in Paris.


Opening hours: 9:30 am

Entrance fee*: €14

Reduced price*: €11

*On site


The Quai Branly Museum



The main attraction of the Musée du Quai Branly is the various objects and items from all over the world. So this is the first thing to do in your top 5 things to see and do at the Musée du Quai Branly.

Ancient American civilizations, Oceanic statues, masks from Asia and even ancient jewels from Africa are to be discovered. Plus, you can be free to walk around the museum.


Opening hours: 10.30am to 7pm

Entrance fee: 9€.

Reduced price: 6.50€.


Paris Museum of Illusion



In the heart of Paris, the Musée de l'Illusion is a space suitable for visits, combining entertainment with learning. Discover this unique place that suits everyone, whatever their age. Come and share a good time with family, friends or colleagues, there are no rules!

 Experience and live the impossible by diving into the hologram collection, take a closer look at each optical illusion and observe each exhibit carefully. 


Opening hours: 10 am to 8 pm

Entrance fee: €12 - €18


Calendar 2021 - 2022 of major exhibitions in Paris :

Calendrier 2021-2022 des grandes expositions à Paris (