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    Cultural Sites - museums in France

    Great museums of France

    Paris / Ile-de-France

    The Museums of the city of Paris are open every day except Mondays, from 10:00am to 5:40pm (Information: Tel: +33 1 42 76 67 00).
    The National Museums are closed on Tuesdays, except Versailles, the Trianon, the Rodin Museum and the Orsay Museum which are closed on Mondays Information: Tel: +33 1 40 13 48 00. 
    On sale at all Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau offices: 
    - The Museums and Monuments Guide of Paris-Ile de France in English and French 
    - The Museum & Monument Pass gives a free and direct access to the permanent collections housed in 70 museums and monuments in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.

    Grand Palais
    All exhibitions booking system setting up.
    Important news for tour operators and private tourists : from September 1997, the Grand Palais will offer advance booking for all the exhibitions.
    Those booked visits will be every morning except Tuesday, from 10.00 to 11.30 am. You are allowed a 30-minute time to get in from the time written on your ticket.

    Musée de L'Armée / War Museum
    6, place Vauban, 75007 Paris. Tel: 01 44 42 37 72. 
    RER: line C Invalides. Metro: Varenne, Invalides.
    Summer: 10am-5pm. Winter: 10am-6pm. Closed on Public Holidays. 
    Collection of arms and armors, historic uniforms and souvenirs.
    Napoleonic relics. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée National D'Art Moderne / Museum of Modern Art
    Centre d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, 75191 Paris Cedex 04.
    Tel: 01 42 78 12 33. 
    RER: lines A-B-D- Châtelet-Les-Halles. Metro: Rambuteau. 
    12 noon-10pm. Saturdays and Sundays: 10am-10pm. 
    Closed on Tuesdays and May 1. 
    National collections from 1905 to the present day. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée D'art Décoratif / Museum of Decorative Art
    Union des Arts Décoratifs-Palais du Louvre. 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001
    Paris. Tel: 01 42 60 32 14. Metro: Palais-Royal-Musée du Louvre, Tuileries. 
    12:30pm-6pm. Sundays: 12am-6pm. Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and
    Public Holidays. 
    French dwellings museum from the Middle Ages to the present day 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée National Des Arts et Traditions Populaires / Museum of Folk Art and Traditions 
    6, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75016 Paris. Tel: 01 44 17 60 00. 
    Metro: Les Sablons. 9:45am-5:15pm. Closed on Tuesdays and Public Holidays. French ethnography. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Maison Honoré de Balzac / Balzac House
    47, rue Raynouard, 75016 Paris. Metro: Passy, La Muette.
    10am-5:40pm. 
    Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays. 
    Drawings, portraits, letters and manuscripts by the writer. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée de Cluny / Cluny Museum
    Musée National des Thermes et de l'Hôtel de Cluny. 
    6, place Paul Painlevé, 75005 Paris. Tel: 01 43 25 62 00. 
    RER: lines B-C Saint-Michel, Notre-Dame. Metro: Cluny, Saint-Michel.
    9:30am-5:15pm. 
    Winter: 9:30am-12:30pm--2pm-5:15pm. Closed on Tuesdays. 
    Medieval collections. A tapestry masterpiece: the Lady of the Unicorn, in a flamboyant style town house. Thermal bath of Lutèce. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée National Des Arts Asiatiques Guimet / Asian Art Museum
    6, place d'Iéna, 75016 Paris. Tel: 01 47 23 61 65. 
    Metro: Iéna. 9:45am-6pm. Closed on Tuesdays and May 1. 
    National collections of Asian Arts from Afghanistan to Japan.
    Continuation of the visit at the Galerie du Panthéon Bouddhique du Japon et de la Chine, 19, avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée Grévin / Grevin Wax Museum
    10, boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris. Tel: 01 47 70 85 05. 
    RER: line A Auber. Metro: Rue Montmartre. 1pm-7pm. School holidays: 10am-7pm. 
    500 waxwork models of famous people bring French history and present-day events to life.

    Musée Grévin Forum / Grevin Forum Wax Museum
    Forum des Halles, 75001 Paris. Tel: 01.47.70.85.05 - Fax: 01.47.70.06.53 
    RER: lines A-B-D Châtelet-Les-Halles. Metro: Les Halles. 10:30am-6:45pm. Sundays and Public Holidays: 1pm-6:30pm. The "Belle Epoque: from 1885 to 1900 (sound and light - waxwork models).

    Musée Carnavalet / Carnavalet Museum
    Musée Historique de La Ville de Paris / Museum of Paris History
    23 rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris. Tel: 01 42 72 21 13. 
    Metro: Saint-Paul, Chemin Vert. 10am-5:40pm. Closed on Mondays. 
    History of Paris, archaeology. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Maison Victor Hugo / Victor Hugo House
    Hôtel de Rohan Guéménée. 6, place des Vosges, 75004 Paris 
    Tel: 01 42 72 10 16. 
    Metro: Bastille, Saint-Paul, Chemin Vert. 10am-5:40pm. 
    Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays. 
    Victor Hugo lived here from 1832 to 1848. Souvenirs of and works by the writer. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Institut du monde Arabe / Arab World Institute
    Rue des Fosses Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris. Tel: 01 40 51 38 38. 
    Metro: Jussieu, Cardinal Lemoine, Sully Morland. 10am-6pm. 
    Closed on Mondays. 
    Presentation of arab-islamic civilization as a whole (8th - 19th centuries), in a building symbolic of arab civilization. (Architects: Jean Nouvel-Architecture Studio). 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume
    Place de la Concorde-Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris. Tel: 01 47 03 12 50. 
    Metro: Concorde. Gallery for the exhibition of contemporary art.

    Musée National du Louvre / Louvre Museum
    Cour Napoléon, 75001 Paris. Tel: 01.40.20.51.51 (general information in 5 languages) - 01.40.20.53.17 (reception desk) - 01.40.20.52.09 (guided tours for individuals) 
    Metro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre. 9am-6pm. 
    Open: From 9 am to 6 pm, Until 9.45 pm on Mondays (partially opened) and Wednesdays (the whole museum). 
    Closed : Tuesdays and certain bank holidays 
    Full price until 3pm - Reduced price after 3 pm and on Sundays
    Free entrance : under 18's and for everyone the first Sunday of each month.
    Purchase of entrance tickets in advance possible - Carte Musées et Monuments accepted - Tickets valid all day, re-entry allowed.
    Encyclopedic museum divided into 7 departments, from ancient times to the middle of the 19th century. The pyramid, designed by Ieoh Ming Pei, marks the new entrance of the museum (1989). Part of the redevelopment of the Louvre: inauguration of the new Richelieu Wing (Nov. 1993), new exhibition area. The Grand Louvre was completed in 1997. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée de la Monnaie / Money Museum
    11, quai de Conti, 75006 Paris. Tel: 01 40 46 55 33. 
    Metro: Pont-Neuf. 1pm-6pm. Late night opening: 9pm. Closed on
    Mondays, January 1 and December 25. 
    The history of French currency since its origins in the prestigious Hôtel
    de la Monnaie (13th century). 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée Montmartre / Montmartre Museum
    12, rue Cortot, 75018 Paris. Tel: 01 46 06 61 11. 
    Metro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt, Anvers + Funicular railway. 11am-6pm.
    Closed on Mondays. 
    History of Montmartre. Folklore.

    Musée National des Monuments Français / French Monuments Museum
    Palais de Chaillot-Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris. Tel: 01 44 05 39 10.

    Musée Nissim de Camondo
    63, rue de Monceau, 75008 Paris. Tel: 01 45 63 26 32. 
    Metro: Villiers, Monceau. 10am-12noon, 2pm-5pm. Closed on Mondays
    and Tuesdays. 
    Town house recreating the interiors of a Parisian aristocratic residence in the 18th century. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée de l'Orangeries des Tuileries / Orangerie Museum (Monet's Water Lilies Museum)
    Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris. Tel: 01 42 97 48 16. 
    Metro: Concorde. RER: Line C Invalides, Musée d'Orsay.
    9:45am-5:15pm. Closed on Tuesdays and Public Holidays. 
    Walter Guillaume collection. Impressionism, modern art, Claude
    Monet's Les Grands Nymphéas. Temporary displays. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée d'Orsay / Orsay Museum
    1, rue de Bellechasse, 75007 Paris. Tel: 01 40 49 48 14. 
    RER: line C Musée d'Orsay. Metro: Solferino. 
    Open : Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm (opening at 9 am from June 20th to September 20th) Thursdays from 10 am to 9.45 pm. Sundays from 9 am to 6 pm. 
    Closed : Mondays. January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. 
    Facilities : bookshop, restaurant, cafe, gift shop and information centre. 
    Reduced price for all on Sundays; Free under 18 
    Collections from the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, in a building which had been a railway station and railway hotel (Architects Gae Aulenti and ACT). 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Palais de la Decouverte / Museum of Discoveries-Sciences
    Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 75008 Paris. Tel: 01 40 74 80 00. 
    RER: line C Invalides. Metro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau, Franklin
    Roosevelt. 9:30am-6pm. Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays. 
    Scientific experiments, exhibitions, planetarium.

    Musée du Petit Palais / Petit Palace Museum
    Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Tel: 01 42 65 12 73. 
    Metro: Champs-Elysées/ Clemenceau. 10am-5:40pm. Closed on
    Mondays and Public Holidays. Artistic trends from ancient times to the beginning of the 20th century. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée Picasso / Picasso Museum 
    Hôtel de Juigné-Salé, 5, rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris. Tel: 01 42 71 25 21. 
    Metro: Saint-Paul, Chemin Vert. Summer: 9:30am-6pm. Winter:
    9:30am-5:30 am. Closed on Tuesdays, January 1 and December 25. An exceptional collection of Picasso's works in a superb town house in the Marais. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Musée National Auguste Rodin / Rodin Museum
    Hôtel Biron, 77, rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris. Tel: 01 47 05 01 34. 
    RER: line C Invalides. Metro: Varenne.
    Summer: 9:30am-5:45pm. Winter: 9:30am-4:45pm. Closed on Mondays,
    January 1, May 1, and December 25. The sculptor's works and his personal collection. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie / Science and Industry Museum
    30, avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris. Tel: 01 36 68 29 30 
    Metro: Porte de la Villette.10am-6pm. Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays. 
    Exhibition, documentation and communications center. The Cité presents major present-day technical innovations. In the park: Geodome, Cinaxe (Simulator), the Argonaut. 
    Included in Paris Museum & Monument Pass; click for more info

    Pavillon de l'Arsenal / Arsenal Pavilion
    21, boulevard Morland, 75004 Paris. Tel: 01 42 76 33 97. 
    Metro: Sully-Morland. From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30am-6:30pm.
    Sunday 11am-7pm. Closed on Mondays. 
    Information and documentation center, exhibition of architecture and town-planning for the City of Paris.

    NOTES:

    Free Museums and Monuments

    Museums and Monuments
    The Louvre museum is free on the first Sunday of every month
    Le Centre Georges Pompidou (except M.A.M.) -
    La Cité de la Musique 
    Les Arènes de Lutèce 
    Le Musée de la sculpture en plein-air
    Musée Adzak 
    Musée Arménien de France 
    Musée d'Ennery 
    Musée de la Bible et de la Terre sainte 
    Chapelle Expiatoire 
    Musée du Compagnonnage 
    Musées Fragonard 
    Musée du Grand Orient de France et de la Franc-Maçonnerie 
    Musée Valentin Haüy 
    Eglise de la Madeleine 
    Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation 
    Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris 
    Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération 
    Pavillon de l'Arsenal 
    Musée des Collections Historiques de la Préfecture de Police 
    Musée-Bibliothèque de la Société de l'Histoire du Protestantisme Français 
    Puiforcat Orfèvrerie 
    Basilique du Sacré-Coeur 
    Institut Tessin.

    Museums and Monuments Free By Appointment
    Musée Anatomie Delmas Orfila et Rouvière 
    Musée Edouard Branly 
    Musée Placard Erik Satie 
    Musée Fauchard 
    Musée Lénine 
    Musée des Matériaux du Centre de Recherche sur les Monuments Historiques 
    Musée Moissan 
    Musée Edith Piaf

    Visits Institutional Buildings Free 
    Assemblée Nationale / National House of Representatives
    Palais Brongniart 
    Bibliothèque Nationale de France / National Library
    Salle des Traditions de la Garde Républicaine
    Mairie de Paris / Paris City Hall
    Maison de l'Unesco. 

    Sale of Museum & Monument Passes 

    -online at www.eurotourpass.com
    -at participating museums and monuments at major metro stations at Tourist Information Bureau (Carrousel du Louvre) 
    - at the Paris Tourist Bureau
    - at railway stations' Information-Tourist Bureaus; they are located in the following stations: Montparnasse, Nord, Est, Lyon, and Austerlitz; 
    -at FNAC's shops ticket counters

    Aquitaine - Bordeaux Area, Southwestern France

    Museum of the Château de Pau
    Tel. +33 (0) 5 59 82 38 19 
    Museum of the Préhistoire
    Tel. +33 (0) 5 53 06 97 03

    Burgundy/Bourgogne - Between Paris and Lyon, Eastern France 

    Museum Magnin 
    Tel. +33 (0) 3 80 67 11 10

    Corsica - Island Southeast of France, in the Mediterranean Sea, Home of Napoleon I

    Museum of the Bonaparte House
    Tel. +33 (0) 4 95 21 43 89

    Loire Valley and Western Loire - Southwest of Paris

    Le Clos-Lucé House of Léonardo di Vinci 
    House of Georges Clemenceau in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard - Tel. +33 (0) 2 51 33 40 32 
    Museum of the Two Victories - Tel. +33 (0) 2 51 00 31 49

    Limousin, Central France

    Museum of Adrien Dubouché
    Tel. +33 (0) 5 55 77 45 58

    Lorraine - Eastern France

    World Peace Center

    Midi-Pyrenees - Toulouse Area, Extends from Center France to Border of Spain Southwestern France

    Tarbes: Native House of the Maréchal Foch - Tel. +33 (0) 3 62 93 19 02
    Normandy - North West of Paris

    War Memorial of Caen

    Picardy - Northern France, by the Border of Belgium

    Château of Chantilly - Museum Condé 
    National Tapestry Museum in Beauvais - Tel. +33 (0) 3 44 05 14 28 
    Museum of Compiègne - Tel. +33 (0) 3 44 38 47 00 
    Museum of the French-American Cooperation - Tel. +33 (0) 3 23 39 60 16

    Poitou-Charentes - Western France

    Museums of the Island of Aix - Tel. +33 (0) 5 46 84 66 40

    Riviera - Nice - Cannes - Monaco Areas, Southwestern France, on the Mediterranean Sea, by the Border of Italy

    Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat - Tel. +33 (0) 4 93 01 33 09
    Museum Fernand Léger - Tel. +33 (0) 4 92 91 50 30
    Museum Message biblique - Marc Chagall - Tel. +33 (0) 4 93 81 75 75 
    Museum océanographique de Monaco 
    Museum Picasso "La Guerre et la Paix" - Tel. +33 (0) 4 93 64 16 05
    Museum Matisse
    Museum Renoir
    65 museums, monuments, and gardens (inc. those listed above) included in French Riviera Museum Pass; click for more info

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