Sunday, October 23, 2011

Paris Museums

Museums I want to visit in Paris:

Musée Marmottan Monet
The museum features a collection of over 300 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Claude Monet (with the largest collection of his works in the world), Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
The nearest métro station is La Muette.

Address: 16th arrondissement, 2 rue Louis-Boilly
Hours: 10 am-6 pm; Thursday until 8 p.m.
5 euros

Musée de l'érotisme
Museum of Eroticism  is a sex museum in Paris devoted to the erotic art collections of antique dealer Alain Plumey and French teacher Jo Khalifa. Founded in 1997, the museum is situated in the Pigalle district of Paris. The collection ranges from the ancient religious art of India, Japan and Africa right up to contemporary art with an erotic focus.

Address: 18th arrondissement; 72 Boulevard de Clichy
Hours: 10am-2am
3 euros

Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits
The Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits is a museum of letters and manuscripts. The nearest métro station is Rue du Bac.
It contains nearly 250 original manuscripts and letters, including the cease-fire order signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 7, 1945, poems of Paul Éluard, and a love-letter by Théodore Géricault. It also includes:
• Royalty - Charles VI, Charles VIII, François I, Catherine de' Medici, and Henri IV.
• Statesmen - Leon Trotsky, Mohandas Gandhi, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt

Address: 7th arrondissement; 222, boulevard Saint-Germain
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, from 10am-7pm; open on Thursday until 9:30pm
5 Euros

Musée de la Mode et du Costume de la Ville de Paris
The Musée Galliera is a fashion museum, opened in 1977. It's located within the 19th-century palace owned by the Duchess Galliera, and contains both temporary exhibits and permanent exhibits of French fashion and costume from the eighteenth century to the present day. The museum's collections contain about 70,000 items.
Costumes - from the 18th century to the present, including clothes owned by Marie-Antoinette, Louis XVII, and the Empress Josephine, the dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, and fashion displays by the leading 19th and 20th century designers.

Address: 16th arrondissement; 10 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie
Hours: 10am to 6pm
5 Euros

Musée du Vin (Paris)
The museum opened in 1984, and showcases the French craft of winemaking through an exposure to tools and objects used to work the grapevine and the wine. The collection is showed in an old setting used in the Middle Ages and arranged later in storerooms by the Tiny Brothers of the Convent of Passy.

Address: 16th arrondissement; 5/7 Square Charles Dickens, Rue des Eaux
Hours: 10am to 6pm
9.90 Euros, for an unguided tour of the museum and one glass of wine

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