🎨 Places in Paris for Art Lovers Other than the Louvre 🖼 ...


There’s no doubt that the Louvre is one of the greatest art museums in the world.

It has a big drawback though, and that is the crowds.

It’s not much fun elbowing your way through to see the Mona Lisa, only to find you can’t get that close to it anyway.

If you want to see Art in Paris as an experience to tick off, then go to the Louvre.

If you want to go to Paris to SEE art, then there are some great venues.

1. Centre George Du Pompidou

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One of the best art galleries in Paris is the Pompidou Centre.

Playing unfortunate second fiddle to the Louvre, the Pompidou is a world-class establishment in its own right with collections of Picasso, Matisse and plenty of surrealist works to browse and enjoy.

There is also currently a special gallery for children that aims to teach them to appreciate art at a young age.

2. Marian Goodman

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Just around the corner from the Pompidou is the much quieter but equally as artistically impressive Marian Goodman.

Opened over 20 years ago, the small gallery is a branch of the New York gallery and represents artists like Gerard Richter, Richard Deacon and Tacita Dean.

It’s a perfect gallery to visit if you want great art with fewer people to walk through.

3. Musée D’Orsay

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An old converted train station, this museum provides a wonderful and memorable setting for a number of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces.

There is also a downstairs area that is devoted to showcasing the very best in symbolist and realist art, so there really is something for everybody at Musée d’Orsay.

4. La Maison Rouge

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Not to be confused with the infamous Moulin Rouge, of course!2

This gallery was started by art collector Antoine de Galbert inside an old factory building in Bastille.

It is now home to several different contemporary art shows and is also home to a restaurant that changes its décor once every four months!

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