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Divided into seven sections, the displays at the Musée des Arts et Métiers cover different aspects of city infrastructure and scientific innovations from the past to present. Here, you get to explore diverse sections of the museum, namely scientific instruments, construction and transport. Through these thematically arranged exhibits, you would get to know how this busy city functions. Guided tours are offered along with provision of audio guides for those who want to explore the museum at their own pace. There are rental spaces for meetings and conferences as well. To know more about the place, check the website.
The Louvre Museum houses one of the largest collections of artworks and antiquities in the world. The museum is located inside the Louvre Palace, which was built in the 12th Century as a fortress by Philip II. After Louis XIV, he decided to move his court to Versailles, the palace was occupied by a variety of institutions related to the arts. The museum was first opened under the National Assembly in 1793. The establishment is divided into sections, including drawing, painting and sculpture, and houses antiquities from Egypt, Rome, Greece, and several other cultures. Visitors to the museum can explore its many wings and see some of the most famous works like the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and Liberty Leading the People.
Located on Place des Vosges, the Maison de Victor Hugo is the former home of the famous French writer. From 1832 to 16 years hence, Hugo and his wife occupied the second floor of this building. Now a museum, it houses several rooms restored to their original decor as well as memorabilia of his life and times. Explore the well-preserved Gothic furniture, ornate chandeliers, printed wallpaper and regal furnishings. Take the antechamber to the bedroom where he passed away in 1885. In addition, peruse the exhibitions of family memorabilia, manuscripts, publications and art by Hugo.
This museum was created in 1952 in a section of an apartment, which belonged to the painter who lived here from 1857 till his death. Delacroix had settled in the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district to be closer to the Saint Sulpice church, where he painted his famous frescoes. Although the Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre exhibit his most famous paintings, this museum nevertheless shows some interesting works. Besides the artist's personal mementos and his furniture, there are also some watercolors, lithographs, sketches, self portraits, and studies as well as the tools of his trade. Do not miss the self-portrait of the master as Hamlet and his Madeleine, depicting Mary Madgalene, whom Christ cured of the bad spirits who lived in her, in ecstasy. Temporary exhibitions are regularly held.
Created in 1975, this museum boasts an educational concept that aims to give young children a new understanding of their artistic and ethnological heritage. A permanent exhibition lets them discover art in a playful way, while temporary exhibition themes are diverse, ranging from Picasso to Babar the elephant. There are workshops twice a week and birthday parties can be arranged on Saturdays.