After all the isolation brought about by Covid-19, people are just dying to travel this summer – including me! And what better way to spend a summer abroad than by visiting the culturally riveting museums of France?
France is home to some of the most abundant art collections, and you simply can’t take a trip there without checking a few of them out. Each museum is unique, presenting its own style, era and artists in its own way.
Fun fact: In the nineteenth century, Paris was seen as the world’s art capital. Although this does not come as a surprise, that only makes me want to visit all these museums even more!
Art is very important to the French. It brings about culture, tradition, and pride. Check out these amazing museums and immerse yourself in the beauty of French art!
Musée Eugène Boudin
This beautiful little museum was founded in 1868 by two french painters: Eugène Boudin and Louis-Alexandre Dubourg and is housed in a 19th-century chapel.
Musée Eugène Boudin pays homage to Normandy artists of Honfleur, such as Monet, Courbet, Friesz, and Boudin of course!
To celebrate the bicentenary of Dubourg, one of the founders, the museum is dedicating an exhibition to him. It is available from July 3, 2021 until January 2022, so you have lots of time to book some tickets and go check it out!
Centre Pompidou is France’s national museum of modern art. It leads the way in modern art with the world’s second largest modern art collection!
This museum let the way for steel and glass buildings in the 1970s, being one of the first of its kind, and is located in teh 4th arrondissement.
This awesome museum is home to many masterpieces by acclaimed artists such as Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol. They even have Pablo Picasso’s Parade.
With special exhibitions all throughout the museum, you can make your way up to the seventh floor to see views of the Paris skyline that will take your breath away!
No visit to Paris is complete without making a stop at the Louvre, of course! It used to be a royal palace which was buily by King Philip II.
Located on the right bank of the Seine, the Louvre contains about 400,000 beautiful works, and you can almost never avoid a crowd!
The Louvre is home to the iconic Mona Lisa or “La Joconde” by Leonardo da Vinci, which never gets taken off the walls, as well as Michelangelo’s Rebellious Slave. This is a definite stop on your next trip to France!
Et voila, the must-see museums in France! Let us know if you check any of these out on your next trip by taking a photo and tagging us @OuiPlease!
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