France is the home to many art museums that receive millions of visitors each year. Paris alone has plenty of museums for the art lover to choose from. Nonetheless, a trip outside Paris presents plenty of other possibilities throughout France. The famous ones are those that receive plenty of visitors every year and are often devoted to either French or European original artworks. The following list sums of the best art museums to visit while in France.
The Paris Musee du Louvre
At Louvre a visitor gets plenty of choices to view. From the Mona Lisa to the Venus de Milo, a visitor will still have thousands of other options to choose from. In addition to paintings and sculptures, visitors have access to other antic Louvre drawings and prints from Etruscan, Rome, Greece, the Far East, and Egypt. There are also other Islam- devoted decorative arts gallery antiquities. This museum was planned by architect I.M. Pei and is located at the former Royal Palace central courtyard along Musee du Louvre 75058 Paris Cedex 01. Visitors can book appointments on +33 (0)1 40 20 57.
The Paris Musee d’Orsay
Musee d’Orsay Museum is located near the former Beaux-Arts railroad station and specifically has French 19tn century art. Some collections at the Paris Musee d’Orsay include the art nouveau, realism, impressionism and post-impressionism works that are mainly in painting, sculpture and drawing form. Visitors get the chance to see magnificent permanent display works from Renoir, Pissaro, Van Gogh, Degas, Gauguin, and Monet. There are also other exhibitions from architecture, furniture, and other nineteenth-century reflective elements. The Paris Musee d’Orsay is located along Musee d’Orsay 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur 75007 Paris and visitors can book appointments through +01 40 49 48 14.
Montauban, the Dordogne (Musee Ingres)
This museum is specifically devoted to works of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, a renowned painter born in Montauban. Together with another native Montauban painter (Antoine Bourdelle), the two produced magnificent works some of which are preserved at the Musee Ingres. The museum itself is located in a 17th-century palace and provides Ingres’ personal collection archaeological treasures and art displays. Musee Ingres is located along Ingres Museum 13, rue de I’hôtel-de-ville F-82000. Visitors can book appointments on their site at http:/montaubanfranceamis-museeingres.com
Albi, Languedoc (Musee Toulouse-Lautrec)
The Musee Toulouse-Lautrec is located within the Berbera walls Palace. The place is organized around a medieval architecture tower and courtyard. The museum has thousands of artwork pieces including lithographs, drawings, and paintings. The museum can be accessed at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec Albi. Visitors can also book appointments using the number+O184.108.40.206.70
Bayeux, Normandy (Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux)
Tapestry of Bayeux is a 70m long embroidered canvas linen from the 11th century that shows the annihilation of England by Normandy’s William Duke. The museum also has illustrations of the adventures of William including the ships, animals, Saxon, Norman and Viking cavalries. This museum is specifically devoted to the study of tapestry. The museum can be accessed at Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux Centre Guillaume Le Conquérant Rue de Nesmond 14400 Bayeux; visitors can even reach the museum via + 33 (0)2 31 51 25 50.
France presents the widest collection of museums that provide plenty of things to see. Depending on you want to see, visitors can either visit the Bayeux, Normandy, Albi, Languedoc, Musee Ingres, Paris Musee d’Orsay or the Paris Musee du Louvre. In any of these museums, visitors will get plenty to see, ranging from French art to European works.