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Home to some of the finest art museums and artists in the world, Paris is a realm of artistic vibrancy and invention, where art is admired and new talent is encouraged. Some of the globe’s most prestigious artworks, sculptures, film and photography are located in the French caputal (you can find there works by Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and many more). Furthermore, Paris is recognised globally for its masterpieces of architecture, such as the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Cœur Basilica and Arc de Triomphe. No matter what art period you like the most, you can be sure to find some representative artworks of that time in the numerous museums around the city.
On Uart, we list multiple art collections located in Paris and our global map of art allows you to explore hidden gems of the city. Take advantage of this great opportunity and browse our galleries, museums, churches, exhibitions and many more!
Here are a few of our recommendations of art collections to see in Paris:
The Louvre, an exeptional museum that holds timeless masterpieces of artworks as well as is a piece of architectural art itself! Most famous for being home to the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, the Louvre contains eight thematic departments, comprising of a total of 35,000 artworks which date from the Antiquity to the Early Modern period, including masterpieces by Delacroix, Da Vinci and Rubens, as well as unsurpassed Egyptian, Greco-Roman and Islamic arts collections. This mammoth of a museum is definitely a must-see for any art-lover! Discover their collection on Uart here.
Once an old train station on the banks of the river Seine, the Musée d’Orsay is only a stone’s throw from the Louvre. Inside are countless impressionist and expressionist masterpieces from the likes of Van Gogh, Monet, Degas as well as artworks by lesser-known, yet equally important, modern artists. You will be sure to get a breath-taking and detailed look into the birth of modern art when visiting this museum. Discover their collection on Uart here.
Located in Centre Pompidou, the National Museum of Modern Art (MNAM), houses some of the most prestigious modern art collections from around the world. With just over a staggering 100,000 pieces of art from 20th Century artists such as Picasso, Warhol and Braque, the art collection is updated and refreshed every year, meaning that you are guaranteed to see new artworks each time you go. If modern art is your cup of tea, then be sure to visit the National Museum of Modern Art when you visit Paris! See their collection on Uart here.