Paris' Free Museum Day

Paris' Free Museum Day, Paris, France (B)

There is still so much to see, so much to do! Paris is forever fabulous, and one of the best and only places you can experience the rosiness of Monet, the grit of Rodin, and the intricacies of medieval art in the same day.

Welcome to Free Museum Day, September, 2012. It is one of those Parisian tricks (like the accessibility of Navigo/Mobilis transport passes, cheaper coffee at the bar, never wearing running shoes in public, and always say "Hi, Please, Thank you, Goodbye") that you always hear about the day after you buy the pricey Paris Museum Pass. 

FYI: The first Sunday of every month, most of the museums in Paris are FREE. Even more are free between November and March when the tourist season calms down. These days are usually filled with hours in lines and forgotten meal times.

But today, Naomi and I opted for the non-psychotic museums (psychotic museums: Louvre and Orsay), and waited in lines a total of zero minutes.

Famous pieces: Monet's Les Nymphéas, Renoir's nudes, Cézanne's fruits, and loads of paint from Rousseau, Modigliani, Laurencin, Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Utrillo, and Soutine. The museum is housed in a former greenhouse for oranges from the 1850s, and located in the Tuileries Gardens across the Seine from the Orsay. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Paris' Free Museum Day
Guide Location: France » Paris
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Christy Swagerty
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Louvre
  • Orsay
  • Musée de L'Orangerie
  • Musée Rodin
  • Musée Cluny
  • Luxembourg Gardens

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