There’s plenty to see in the city of lights, but many tourists flock to the many museums to absorb the culture of Paris. There are way too many to count, but here are three of our favorites.
1. The Louvre
It wouldn’t be a list of best Parisian museums without the Louvre, so we’re touching on it right off the bat. The museum itself is pretty enough to be a work of art, but inside hides the true beauty. Massive amounts of pre-20th century paintings, sculptures, drawings, and more are spread throughout the lucrative and ornate museum. Just be prepared to feel claustrophobic as tourists hit this spot up all the time. The famous Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo can be found here.
2. Centre Georges Pompidou
An inside-out looking building, the Pompidou is the largest museum for modern art in Europe. An outdoor and scenic escalator, which is a work of art itself, takes passengers up to the museum to see more wonders inside.
3. Musée D’Orsay
What used to be an old train station now houses one of Paris’s most popular museums. Just across the Louvre, it bridges the gap between old school and new school European art, holding masterpieces from Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Degas, and many more.