Paris is famous for its marvellous museums. Who hasn’t heard about the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay or even the Centre Georges Pompidou, aka Beaubourg?
Well, if you are lucky enough to travel to Paris during the first weekend of the month, know that a great number of museums are free of charge every first Sunday. That’s how much we love art and culture. If you do too, take a look at our top 5 picks of the museums you must go to on Sunday. (Head there early in the morning to avoid waiting in line).
1. Centre Georges Pompidou
Contemporary art and exhibitions like nowhere else in the world. And the museums itself is a piece of modern art. Visit the website. Furthermore, you’ll find one of the best restaurant with a view of Paris, Le Georges, on the top floor. It’s known as a very romantic place. After a meal or a coffee there, take a walk through le Marais district, the most stylish neighbourhood of Paris.
Where? Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris. Metro station: Rambuteau (Line 4)
2. Musée des Arts et Métiers
The museum of inventions and inventors of the past centuries with unique machines and sketches. The dream museum for kids and dads who still are kids. Also you can brunch there, the food is great (21,50 € and to book). Visit the museum website.
Where? 60 rue Réaumur 75003 Paris. Metro station: Réaumur (Line 3)
3. Musée du Quai Branly
The recently renovated and futuristic design museum by the River Seine, a few blocks from the Eiffel tower -great view from the chic restaurant on the rooftop, called Les Ombres– is dedicated to the non-European civilisations. Also, take a walk in the garden. Visit the website.
Where? 37 quai Branly 75007 Paris. Metro stations: Alma Marceau, Iéna (Line 9)
4. Musée d’Orsay
With the Louvre, it’s a can’t-miss monumental museum if you’re into impressionism painting and art. Manet, Degas, Courbet, the collection is the largest in the world. Visit the website.
Where? 62 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris. Metro station: Solférino (Line 12)
5. Musée Gustave Moreau
Our favorite and freshly reopened venue. What a beautiful place with a massive spiral staircase. Not as famous as the other museums, this gallery, which used to be Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau workshop and apartment, unveils hundreds of paintings and drawings of the artist. Visit the website.
Where? 4 rue de La Rochefoucauld, 75009 Paris. Metro stations: Trinité-d’Estienne d’Orves and Saint-Georges (Line 12)
Visit City hall website for an extended list of the museums offering free admission and programming on the first Sunday of every month.
Where: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France