An Artist's Guide to the Museums of Paris

An Artist's Guide to the Museums of Paris, Paris, France (B)

The museum scene in Paris can be overwhelming, making some reluctant to venture off the beaten path and explore less popular sites. This is unfortunate because there is so much more to see if you know where to go.

On a recent trip to Paris, I met up with my beautiful friend and professional artist Drea Cofield to celebrate her birthday. Although I had visited Paris several times, I admittedly had spent little time exploring the museums. On this trip, I had a personal guide who was not only knowledgeable about the museums, but also passionate about many of the works they contained. I was given the inside scoop on what to see and what to skip, which made for a more enjoyable experience. Below is an artist’s guide to the museums of Paris that you won’t find in the average guidebook.

The Louvre may be one of the most recognizable museums in the world. The modern glass pyramid emerging from the stone floor is an unmistakable landmark. More familiar still is the famous painting it contains, the Mona Lisa. Some visit the Louvre just to get a glimpse of the renowned painting. So, it may come as a surprise that my friend says skip it! Instead, head over to the Rubens’ wing and experience the Marie de Medici cycle. The collection features a 24 painting series, which chronicles the life of Marie de Medici, the 2nd wife of King Henry the IV.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
How it works: The full article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the sights featured in this article. The app's navigation functions guide you from one sight to the next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Sights Featured in This Article

Guide Name: An Artist's Guide to the Museums of Paris
Guide Location: France » Paris
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sarah Yekinni
Read it on Author's Website:
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Louvre
  • The l’Orangerie
  • Palais de Tokyo
  • Le Musèe d’Orsay
  • The Pompidou
  • Constantin Brancusi’s art studio
  • The Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip

Top 16 Vegetarian Restaurants in Paris

Top 16 Vegetarian Restaurants in Paris

The French have great respect for the fresh, organic produce yet France isn’t famous for its vegetarian cooking. Hence it’s a good idea for vegetarian visitors to Paris to come prepared in advance. This guide shows you places around the city which serve vegetarian food, complete with the...
8 Best Food Markets in Paris for Authentic French Produce

8 Best Food Markets in Paris for Authentic French Produce

The image of Parisians that you may have in your head as strolling through a colourful market with a basket on their arm, chatting to vendors and picking up fresh produce, is quite accurate. Most Parisians do visit local markets at least once a week to stock up on the freshest fruit, vegetables,...
10 Unusual Things to Do in Paris, France

10 Unusual Things to Do in Paris, France

If you've visited Paris, you've probably seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and Versailles. You probably whizzed through some world-class art, ate delicious food in restaurants with English menus, and bought crepes from a street cart. However, Paris has a lot of things to do that...
15 Places for Tasting Best French Desserts in Paris

15 Places for Tasting Best French Desserts in Paris

If you have a sweet tooth and it wishes to "eat your way" through Paris, this guide will show you how! Featured here are some of the most famous and prominent dessert spots in the French capital, where you can grab something sweet to enjoy. With 20 listed recommendations, you should be...
18 Must-Visit Cafes in Paris, France

18 Must-Visit Cafes in Paris, France

Paris is home to thousands of cafes; there is a café on practically every street corner you turn, in every square you stumble across, on every boulevard you stroll along. The age-old Parisian tradition of sitting around at rickety tables and shooting back espressos is a fundamental part of everyday...
9 Must Try Cafes in Paris

9 Must Try Cafes in Paris

Discovering the best coffee and cafes in Paris can be difficult. The city is filled to the brim with brasseries and cafes, but very few offer the Anglophone standard of a good cup of coffee. This is a guide to inform tourists and Parisians alike of the new and somewhat established cafes in Paris...