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Art and historical past museums, writers' homes, artists' studios… The Paris Musées community brings collectively 14 museums and heritage websites with distinctive collections proper within the coronary heart of the French capital.

1. ARCHAEOLOGICAL CRYPT OF THE ÎLE DE LA CITÉ

Located below the forecourt of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, the Archaeological Crypt of the Île de la Cité presents a novel panorama of the evolution of the island. Digital units convey to life the traditional, medieval and classical previous.

2. THE CATACOMBS OF PARIS

A veritable labyrinth within the coronary heart of underground Paris, the Catacombs have been arrange within the galleries of former quarries 20m underground and include the stays of a number of million Parisians, transferred between the top of the 18th and the center of the nineteenth century, because the capital's cemeteries had been closed.

3. CARNIVALET MUSEUM

Housed in two non-public mansions within the coronary heart of the Marais, the Musée's collections embody practically 625,000 works. Paintings, sculptures, ornamental artwork and historic objects, images, drawings, and posters, permitting guests to journey from prehistory to the current day.

4. MUSEUM OF THE LIBERATION OF PARIS

The museum takes guests within the footsteps of Jean Moulin (1899-1943) and General Leclerc (1902-1947) via a journey of 300 authentic objects and paperwork, images, archive movies and testimonies. It permits us to find their dedication, but in addition the voices and tales of those that resisted, within the coronary heart of a world at battle.

Liberation of Paris Museum, © jmoschella/Flickr

5. LITTLE PALACE

Built for the 1900 World's Fair, the Petit Palais is Paris's Musée des Beaux-Arts. Featuring luxurious décor, its collections of work, sculptures, furnishings and artwork span from Antiquity to the start of the twentieth century and embody masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Cézanne and Rodin.

6. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

In its emblematic Art Deco constructing, the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris holds 15,000 works overlaying a interval that extends from 1900 to the current day, together with masterpieces by the likes of Matisse and Modigliani.

7. PALAIS GALLIERA

The Renaissance-inspired Palais Galliera is residence to the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. Its assortment is made up of practically 200,000 works and tells the historical past of vogue from the 18th century to the current day.

8. CERNUSCHI MUSEUM

On the sting of Parc Monceau, the Cernuschi Museum presents 5,000 years of Asian artwork, together with practically 15,000 Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese treasures from bronzes to ceramics to lacquerware.

9. COGNACQ-JAY MUSEUM

Inaugurated in 1929, the Cognacq-Jay Museum homes the gathering bequeathed to the City of Paris by Ernest Cognacq (1839-1928). Founder Cognacq had an amazing admiration for 18th-century ornamental artwork, furnishings, sculptures, work and miniatures and the gathering contains items by Boucher, Fragonard, Tiepolo and Canaletto.

Exteriors of Cognac-Jay museum, © isogood/Wikimedia Commons

10. BOURDELLE MUSEUM

A stone's throw from Montparnasse, the museum combines the allure of the workshops with the poetry of the gardens populated by sculptures. Discover Antoine Bourdelle's sculptural work, from the naturalistic beginnings to the monumental works of his later years.

Courtyard of the Bourdelle Museum, © Edal Anton Lefterov/Wikimedia Commons

11. ZADKINE MUSEUM

Dedicated to the work of the Russian-born sculptor Ossip Zadkine, a grasp of direct carving, the museum, nestled within the greenery of its backyard populated by sculptures, was the artist's dwelling house and studio.

Zadkine Museum, © Serein/Wikimedia Commons

12. MUSEUM OF ROMANTIC LIFE

Located in New Athens, this residence, with its courtyard, backyard and two artists' studios, has retained all its allure. The painter Ary Scheffer acquired the Tout-Paris of the July Monarchy right here: Delacroix, Rossini, Sand, Chopin and Dickens. Admire work by Scheffer and his contemporaries, in addition to memorabilia belonging to author George Sand, together with furnishings, objects, work and jewellery.

13. BALZAC’S HOUSE

Balzac's home in Passy invitations guests to find and reread La Comédie humaine. Its unspoiled backyard and its view of the Eiffel Tower add to the attraction of this inspiring place.

Balzac's House © Paris Musees _ Raphael Fournier

14. VICTOR HUGO’S HOUSE

This residence, occupied by Victor Hugo from 1832 to 1848, traces the author's life and has an distinctive assortment of drawings, work, images and sculptures.

For extra info, go to www.parismusees.paris.fr

From France Today journal

Lead photograph credit score: Musee Carnavalet – History of Paris, © Antoine Mercusot

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Don’t Miss These 14 Museums in Paris