Take a Trip to France’s World Renowned Museums
France have some of the most spectacular museums in the world. Lets take a closer look at these.
At the top of the list, it has to be the Musee de Louvre. This lovely museum, is situated in Paris’s first arrondissement of the largest palace in the world. Here you will find beautiful pieces of artwork from the Mona Lisa by da Vinci to the beautiful Venus de Milo statue. When entering the Louvre, you can pick up a free information brochure and map at the information desk.
The Musee d’Orsay is located in the seventh arrondissement and contains the largest collection of Impressionist masterpieces that is exhibited across three floors. This neoclassical Gare d’Orsay train station was transformed into a fantastic museum which focuses on art from the year 1848 to 1914. Here you will find works from Manet to Monet and even from van Gogh to Renoir.
The third museum that also houses some of the world’s most treasured artworks and situated in Paris is the Centre Georges Pompidou. This spectacular museum has been open since 1966 and contains one of the world’s best collections of modern art.
In the coastal resort of Beaulieu you will find Villa Kerylos which is situated between Nice and Monaco. This villa is a replica of an ancient Greek home and was built and designed by an archaeologist by the name of Theodore Reinach. This home is filled with riches from the old world from frescoes to mosaics and much more. It also has a special gallery which contains antiquities such as copies of the Discus Thrower and the Venus de Milo.
The Musee Picasso is situated in Antibes which can be found on the French Riviera. In the autumn of 1946, Picasso came to work and live in the Chateau Grimaldi which was back then an art museum. Once Picasso died, the museum was renamed in honor of him. During his stay in Antibes, he donated more than one hundred and eighty one pieces of artwork which ranged from paintings to sculptures and ceramics.
Lastly, Foundation Maeght. Foundation Maeght is situated in St-Paul-de-Vence which is one of the most delightful Riviera hill towns and home to a wide variety of artists. This avante-garde building houses some of the greatest pieces of modern art in the world and contains permanent collections of Matisse, Chagall, Bonnard and even Calder, just to name a few.