Paris is a city, which is famous for many things. Numerous things excite and attract tourists to the city. The art museums of Paris are some of the best ones of that kind around the world. The Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Rodin Museum are all famous museums in the capital city. It is common for a tourist to make a Rodin museum tour or Louvre museum tour. However, there are many other magnificent but lesser-known museums, which are, must-visit for art lovers. There are many such museums from, which you can choose the ones according to your taste.
Here are some of the top suggestions for lesser-known art museums in Paris.
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Also known as MAMVP, it is a museum, which houses many modern and contemporary artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is situated in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It was built with a special purpose to host the ‘International Exhibition of Arts and Technology of 1937’. More than 10,000 artworks from the 20th century are displayed here. There will also be some temporary exhibitions, which will be held every six weeks.
Musée de la Mode et du Textile
It is the museum of fashion and textiles located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. It was once a standalone museum with a great collection of textiles. It traces the history of the textiles from the 16th century until now. The museum is now part of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs. The textiles are very delicate and hence prone to damage due to adverse climate conditions. Hence, they are stored in conditions where the climate is controlled. However, you will be able to see them in different temporary exhibitions held here.
Guimet Musée National des Arts Asiatiques
This museum situated in the 16th arrondissement of Paris houses the largest collection of Asian art. It was opened in the present location in 1889. There are around 20,000 objects from the Asian civilizations housed here. This includes the artworks from India, Japan, China, Korea, Afghanistan, etc. If you have a Paris Museum Pass, you can have free entry to the museum.
Musée des Beaux-Arts
This is the museum where you can see paintings, sculpture works, and woodworks under the same roof. There is a winter garden, ponds, and galleries here that are very attractive. However, the number of tourists visiting here is very less compared to other famous museums.
Make sure you visit some of these lesser-known museums during your Paris tour.