The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Paris Museums

Paris la torre eifel

Paris is the capital and largest city of France. Paris is one of Europe’s major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science and the arts.

Paris has many important cultural institutions: its Louvre museum is one of the most visited in the world; its Musée d’Orsay is noted for its collection of French Impressionist art, and its Pompidou-center Musée National d’Art Moderne has one of  the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe.

The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site and includes many notable monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle, the former Universal Exposition Grand Palais, Petit Palais and Eiffel Tower and the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre.

Paris is one of the world’s top tourist destinations and featured museums in “Joy of Museums” are the following:

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Essential Facts:

  • City:                          Paris
  • Country:                  France
  • Population:             12 million Metro
  • Origins of Name:   Derived from its early inhabitants, the Celtic Parisii tribe

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