Paris Museums

ImageWith over 30 million visitors a year, Paris is the world’s most visited city. Among its  many attractions are its 153 museums, which showcase an incredibly diverse collection of art from all around the world.

The National Museums are free every first Sunday of the Month and closed every Tuesday with some holidays. The 14 museums of Paris are open every day except Mondays and holidays. Some of the national museums include:

La Conciergerie
Louvre Museum
Musée de l’Orangerie
The Jeu de Paume
Picasso Museum which is currently closed.
Centre Pompidou
Museum of the Middle Ages and Thermes de Cluny
Musée du Luxembourg
Orsay Museum
Rodin Museum
Army Museum/Invalides
Musée du quai Branly
Palais de la découverte
National Center of Photography
Museum of the Opera

The 14 museums of Paris are open every day except Mondays and holidays. The Parisian museums are usually open from 10h to 18h and sometimes close later on Thursday nights. The permanent collections of 11 museums are free to all since December 2001 and the temporary exhibitions at these city museums cost generally around 4 to 11 euros. However, there are reduced rates for groups, young people, senior citizens, large families, art students and etc so check to see. :

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Maison de Balzac

Musée Bourdelle

Musée Carnavalet : Musée de l’Histoire de Paris

Musée Cernuschi : Musée des Arts de l’Asie

Musée Cognacq Jay, Musée du XVIII siècle

Mémorial Leclerc et de la Libération de Paris, Musée Jean Moulin

Petit Palais, Musée de Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris

Maison de Victor Hugo

Musée de la Vie Romantique

Musée Zadkine

A few other museums that are interesting to see as well are:
The Catacombs, Archaeological Crypt of Notre Dame, Musee Dapper, Wine Museum, Museum of Eroticism, Espace Dali, Grevin Museum, Musee de Edith Pfiaf, Les arts decoratifs

Paris Museum Pass gives you access to 60 attractions in and around Paris without having to wait in line. Although this pass won’t admit you to the temporary collections, you have free and unlimited access to the permanent ones. A two-day pass costs 35E, a four-day pass is 50E, and a six-day pass is 65E. Passes are sold at participating museums and monuments, CDG airport, FNAC stores, and the Paris Tourist Bureau.