If you are in Paris, you must have heard of several museums on media or guidebooks. While these are great places to be, you need to understand that there are several other museums in Paris too that are literally unknown to tourists. However, these museums have several intriguing attractions of their own. So visiting one of those would surely be a unique experience. Below are some of the offbeat museums that you can visit after your Rodin Museum Paris tour.
The Edith Piaf Museum
This is a museum dedicated to the famous musician, Edith Piaf. It is built inside the residence of Mr. Bernard Marchois, who was a fan of her from the age of 16. The owner of the museum has carefully compiled items and works belonging to the legend, such as furniture from her apartment, private letters, photographs, books vinyl, black dresses, and much more.
Musée Des Arts Forains
This is a museum dedicated to fun objects such as theatrical props, toys, games, and other similar lost objects from the 1800’s. This museum is located in the 12th arrondissement, surrounded by 19th Century wine storehouses. Besides, the aura of a bygone era is also conjured up by the presence of the abandoned train tracks nearby. Take a detour through the museum and revisit the most playful time of your life.
Le Musée De La Prefecture De Police
This is one of the most unique museums you can see anywhere in the world; it is located inside a real police station. It is more than a hundred years old and is run by the police department of Paris. You can trace their history in the country by checking out the exhibits here. More than 2,000 objects are on display here, which include deadly weapons of the previous century and some skeletal remnants.
A 19th Century Chinese Pagoda in the Center of Paris
A short walk from the Champs Elysees is a stylish building that may surprise you at first. Built in Haussmann architecture style, it is a Chinese Pagoda from the 20th century. It was constructed by Mr. Ching Tsai Loo for his love of the country. It was his gallery and residence where he invited important museum collectors and curators to show his prized possessions.
The list of things on display here include porcelain, paintings, furniture, and other artworks. Due to its proximity to the center of the city, you can easily visit the place after your Rodin Museum Paris tour. After the reopening of the place in recent years, it has been transformed into a Chinese cultural home with several new installations and Art Deco accents.