A list of Museums and Art Galleries in France

A list of Museums and Art Galleries in Paris

Paris - Museums and Art Galleries in Paris, including non-profit art centers and galleries, government entities, and private businesses.

Art Ludique 34 Quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris Telephone: +33145700949
Abolishing the boundaries between comics, mangas, video games, live action cinema and animation films, Art Ludique highlights the works of talented creators of universes that mark our imagination and influence the culture of our century. The drawings, paintings and sculptures created by large animation studios, super hero creators, cartoon characters and movie set designers, now have a proper exhibition space worthy of their worldwide recognised talent.
Espace Dalí 11 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris Telephone: +33142644010
The Espace Dalí is a permanent exhibition in France devoted to Salvador Dalí and more particularly to his sculptures and engravings. The museum, near the Place du Tertre in the Montmartre district of Paris, has around 300 original artworks. The collection features three-dimensional sculptures of Dalí's best known surrealistic paintings.
Espace Fondation EDF 6 Rue Récamier, 75007 Paris Telephone: +33153632345
A cultural space open to all : since 1990, the Espace Fondation EDF, situated right in the centre of Paris, has been holding free exhibitions that reflect the changes in our society and explore tomorrow’s issues. A centre for culture, dialogue and exchange, it is also a space for innovation, and collaborative and participative work.
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain 261 Boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris Telephone: +33142185650
At once a creative space for artists and a place where art and the general public can meet, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is dedicated to promoting and raising public awareness of contemporary art. Each year, the Fondation Cartier organizes a program of exhibitions based on either individual artists or themes, and commissions work from artists, thus enriching an important collection.
Fondation Custodia 121 Rue de Lille, 75007 Paris Telephone: +33147057519
The collection, continually added to that formed by Lugt, includes works by Dutch, Flemish, Italian, French, Danish, British, German artists, and features over 7,000 Old Master drawings, 30,000 prints, and 220 paintings. The focus of the prints is Dutch and Flemish artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Artists in the collection include Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Hans Holbein the Younger and Pieter Brueghel the Elder. It also comprises many hundreds of artists' letters.
Fondation Jean Dubuffet 137 Rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris Telephone: +33147341263
The foundation acquires and conserves Dubuffet's original work, as well as items from his personal collection, including plans, designs and models, gouaches, drawings and prints, notes and manuscripts, documents, etc. It currently contains over 1000 works and over 14,000 photographs of his art. Its main collection is housed in Périgny-sur-Yerres, and open to the public. In addition, the foundation's Paris townhouse, acquired by the artist in 1962, contains an exhibition as well as a center of study.
Fondation Louis Vuitton 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris Telephone: +33140699600
The museum's collection, believed to be a combination of works owned by LVMH and Bernard Arnault, include works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gilbert & George and Jeff Koons. For site-specific installations, the foundation commissioned works by Ellsworth Kelly, Olafur Eliasson, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller (starring Scott Tixier and Tony Tixier), Sarah Morris, Taryn Simon, Cerith Wyn Evans and Adrián Villar Rojas.
Gaîté Lyrique 3bis Rue Papin, 75003 Paris Telephone: +33153015200
Now turned into a venue dedicated to creation & innovation right in the heart of Paris, la Gaîté Lyrique is the merging place of art, innovation & digital. Transgression through acting, immersion through images, obsession through music and questionning gender identity are the guiding words of a programm that allows wonder, learning and transmission.
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris Telephone: +33144131717
The Grand Palais in Paris is the iconic monument of the Rmn-GP, where we showcase our biggest exhibitions to best advantage in its vast spaces. We also host events organized by others, such as FIAC, Paris Photo, catwalk shows during Fashion Week, the Saut Hermès equestrian event, etc. Culture is represented here in all its forms, attracting over 2 million people each year.
Institut Tessin Institut Tessin Telephone: +33144788020
The Institut Tessin, also known as the Centre Culturel Suédois, is a museum in Paris dedicated to the history of Franco-Swedish artistic exchanges. It is located in the Hôtel de Marle at 11, rue Payenne in the city's 3rd arrondissement, and is open weekdays except Monday; admission is free.
La Maison Rouge 10 Boulevard de la Bastille, 75012 Paris Telephone: +33140010881
La Maison Rouge is a private contemporary art Foundation dedicated mainly to showing private art collections, monographic shows of contemporary artists' work. It is located close to the Bastille, in Paris, at 10 Boulevard de la Bastille in the 12th arrondissement of Paris
Mona Bismarck American Center 34 Avenue de New York, 75116 Paris Telephone: +33147233888
Through a multidisciplinary program of exhibitions, events, and educational outreach, the Mona Bismarck American Center's mission is to engage visitors in a dialogue with the depth and diversity of the current American cultural scene.
Musée Adzak 3 Rue Jonquoy, 75014 Paris Telephone: +33145430698
Exhibits paintings, sculpture, and photography by a wide range of artists
Musée Bourdelle 18 Rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015 Paris Telephone: +33149547373
The Musée Bourdelle extremely rich and varied collections. Along with a collection of sculptures (plaster casts, bronzes, marbles, stone, clay and stoneware), the Museum also houses Bourdelle's drawings, kept in the graphic arts room, and photographs, which played an important part in Bourdelle's life and work. Bourdelle's painted work, which is less well known, sheds light mainly on the artist's early career.
Musée Cernuschi 7 Avenue Velasquez, 75008 Paris Telephone: +33153962150
Cernuschi Museum, Asian Art Museum of Paris, perpetrates Henri Cernuschi's life's work. It stands as a link between the capital, China and other Asian civilizations.Regularly enriched by purchases and donations, the museum gathers nowadays one of the first Chinese art collection in Europe. The building , human sized, near the Park Monceau, has organized since 1911, temporary exhibitions on every aspects of Asian cultures.Those exhibitions have become famous worldwide.
Musée Cognacq-Jay 8 Rue Elzevir, 75003 Paris Telephone: +33140270721
The Musée Cognacq-Jay is a museum located in the Hôtel Donon in the 3rd arrondissement at 8 rue Elzévi. The museum contains an exceptional collection of fine art and decorative items, about 1200 items in total, with an emphasis on 18th century France, ranging from European and Chinese ceramics, jewels, and snuffboxes, to paintings
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris 11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris Telephone: +33153674000
With about 10 000 works, The City of Paris Museum of modern art museum collections represent the wealth of the artistic creation in XXth and XXIth centuries and testifies of the dynamism of the contemporary artistic scene.
Musée d'Art Naïf – Max Fourny 2 Rue Ronsard, 75018 Paris Telephone: +33142587289
The museum was established in 1986 by publisher Max Fourny, in former market built in 1868 at the base of Montmartre. It presents temporary exhibitions of folk art, naive art, and outsider art. In 2008, its permanent collection held 629 works including 516 paintings, 13 works on paper, marquetry, 11 textile works, and 47 set under glass.
Musée d'Ennery 59 Avenue Foch, 75116 Paris Telephone: +33156525345
The museum contains nearly 7000 objects purchased from the antique shops Bing, Burty, and Sichel, as well as Au Bon Marché and small boutiques, illustrating daily life in China and Japan from the 12th to 19th centuries.
Musée d'Orsay 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris Telephone: +33(0)140494814
The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe.
Musée de l'Orangerie Jardin Tuileries, 75001 Paris Telephone: +33144504300
The Musée de l'Orangerie is an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Though most famous for being the permanent home for eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet, the museum also contains works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, Chaim Soutine, and Maurice Utrillo, among others.
Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air 11 Bis Quai Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris Telephone: -
(VP) Outdoor sculptures from the second half of the twentieth century on display along the banks of the Seine. The museum opens free of charge.
Musée du Louvre Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Telephone: +33140205050
The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world's largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city's 1st arrondissement (district or ward). Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet). The Louvre is the world's third most visited museum, receiving 7.3 million visitors in 2016.The Musée du Louvre contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments.
Musée du Luxembourg 19 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris Telephone: +33140136200
The Musée du Luxembourg is a museum at 19 rue de Vaugirard in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Established in 1750, it was initially an art museum located in the east wing of the Luxembourg Palace (the matching west wing housed Ruben's Marie de' Medici cycle) and in 1818 became the first museum of contemporary art. In 1884 the museum moved into its current building, the former orangery of the Palace. The museum was taken over by the French Ministry of Culture and the French Senate in 2000, when it began to be used for temporary exhibitions, and became part of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux in 2010.
Musée du quai Branly 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris Telephone: +33156617000
The musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac in Paris, France, is a museum featuring the indigenous art and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The museum collection has 450,000 objects, of which 3,500 are on display at any given time, in both permanent and temporary thematic exhibits. A selection of objects from the museum is also displayed in the Pavillon des Sessions of the Louvre Museum.
Musée Maillol 59-61 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris Telephone: +33142225958
The museum was established in 1995 by Dina Vierny, model for sculptor Aristide Maillol, and operated by the Fondation Dina Vierny. It presents both the work of Maillol (drawings, engravings, paintings, sculptures, decorative art, original plaster and terracotta work) and Vierny's collection of the masters of French naive art including a painting by Henri Rousseau; drawings by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Suzanne Valadon, and Tsuguharu Foujita;
Musée Marmottan Monet 2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris Telephone: +33144965033
Musée Marmottan Monet is located at 2, rue Louis Boilly in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It features a collection of over three hundred 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. In addition it houses the Wildenstein Collection of illuminated manuscripts and the Jules and Paul Marmottan collection of Napoleonic era art and furniture as well as Italian and Flemish primitive paintings.
Musée Mendjisky - Écoles de Paris 15 Square de Vergennes, 75015 Paris Telephone: +33145323770
Works by artists of the School of Paris
Musée National d'Art Moderne Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris Telephone: +33(0)144781233
Having inherited the collections of the musée du Luxembourg, created in 1818 to house state purchases from living French artists, the musée mational d'art moderne-centre de création industrielle now contains Europe's leading collection of modern and contemporary art. It is also one of the largest in the world, with over 100 000 works dating from 1905 to the present day.
Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet 6 Place d'Iéna, 75116 Paris Telephone: +33156525300
The Guimet Museum (French: Musée national des arts asiatiques [MNAAG] or Musée Guimet) is an art museum located at 6, place d'Iéna in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France. It has one of the largest collections abroad of Asian art.
Musée national Eugène Delacroix 6 Rue de Furstenberg, 75006 Paris Telephone: +33144418650
The Musée national Eugène Delacroix, also known as the Musée Delacroix, is an art museum dedicated to painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) and located in the 6th arrondissement at 6, rue de Furstenberg, Paris, France. It is open daily except Tuesday; an admission fee is charged. Today the museum contains Delacroix's memorabilia and works, exhibiting pictures from nearly every phase of his career, including the artist's only three attempts at fresco from Valmont (1834); the Education of the Virgin painted in Nohant in 1842; and Magdalene in the Desert exhibited at the 1845 Salon.
Musée national Gustave Moreau 14 Rue de la Rochefoucauld, 75009 Paris Telephone: +33148743850
The Musée national Gustave Moreau is an art museum dedicated to the works of Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau (1826–1898). The museum was originally Moreau's dwelling, transformed by his 1895 decision into a studio and museum of his work with his apartment remaining on the first floor. Today the museum contains Moreau's drawings, paintings, watercolors, and sculptures.
Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner 43 Avenue de Villiers, 75017 Paris Telephone: +33147634273
The Muséum national Jean-Jacques Henner is an art museum dedicated to the works of painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829–1905). The museum in housed within an 1878 mansion, formerly owned by the painter Guillaume Dubufe, acquired by Henner's niece in 1921. It was inaugurated as a museum in 1924, and became a national museum in 1943. Today the museum contains a large collection of paintings and drawings by Alsatian painter Jean-Jacques Henner, including some 1,000 sketches, documents, and souvenirs distributed in seven rooms on four floors of exhibition space.
Musée Picasso 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris Telephone: +33185560036
The Musée Picasso is an art gallery located in the Hôtel Salé in rue de Thorigny, in the Marais district of Paris, France, dedicated to the work of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). The Musée Picasso has over 5,000 works of art by Picasso including 3,700 works on paper, ceramics, sculptures in wood and metal, and paintings.
Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris Telephone: +33144186110
The Musée Rodin in Paris, France, is a museum that was opened in 1919, dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. It has two sites: the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds in central Paris and just outside Paris at Rodin's old home, the Villa des Brillants at Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine). The collection includes 6,600 sculptures, 8,000 drawings, 8,000 old photographs, and 7,000 objets d’art. The museum receives 700,000 visitors annually.
Musée Zadkine 100bis Rue d'Assas, 75006 Paris Telephone: +33155427720
The Musée Zadkine is a museum dedicated to the work of sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1890–1967). It is located near the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement at 100 bis, rue d'Assas, Paris, France, and open daily except Monday;
Palais de Tokyo 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris Telephone: +33181973588
The Palais de Tokyo (Palace of Tokyo) is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art, located at 13 avenue du Président-Wilson, near the Trocadéro, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The eastern wing of the building belongs to the City of Paris, and hosts the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris).
Petit Palais Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris Telephone: +33153434000
Paintings, sculpture, Ancient Greek and Roman art, Renaissance art and artifacts, 17th, 18th and 19th century art and artifacts, art from the Western and Eastern Christian worlds, engravings and drawings, photography

Grand Paris:

Atelier Grognard 6 Avenue du Château de la Malmaison, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison Telephone: +33147141163
Changing exhibitions of art
Fondation Arp 21 Rue des Châtaigniers, 92140 Clamart Telephone: +33145342263
Studio of Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber
Fondation Jean Dubuffet 137 Rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris Telephone: +33147341263
The foundation acquires and conserves Dubuffet's original work, as well as items from his personal collection, including plans, designs and models, gouaches, drawings and prints, notes and manuscripts, documents, etc. It currently contains over 1000 works and over 14,000 photographs of his art.
Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne Place de la Libération, 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine Telephone: +33143916420
The museum opened in 2005, and is dedicated to works of art from the 1950s to the present. Its building, designed by architect Jacques Ripault, encompasses a total of 13,000 m² floor space (including 2600 m² for permanent exhibitions, 1350 m² for temporary shows, 480 m² for its research center, and 700 m² for storerooms and workshops). It also contains an auditorium and cinema of 150 seats, and is set within 10,000 m² of public garden.
Musée des Années Trente Espace Landowski, 28 Avenue André Morizet, 92100 Boulogne-Billancour Telephone: +33155184642
The Musée des Années Trente (Museum of the 1930s) is a municipal museum specializing in the fine arts, decorative arts, and industrial arts of the 1930s. Today, the museum holds about 1,500 sculptures, 800 paintings, and 20,000 drawings, plus furniture, ceramics, posters, and original records.
Musée Paul Belmondo l'Abreuvoir,, 14 Rue de l'Abreuvoir, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt Telephone: +33155186901
Works of sculptures Paul Belmondo
Musée Roybet Fould 78 Boulevard Saint-Denis, 92400 Courbevoie Telephone: +33171057792
Collection of 19th works including Consuelo Fould, exhibitions of historic and contemporary art and photography

Rest of Île de France:

Château de Nemours 1 Rue Gautier 1er, 77140 Nemours Telephone: +33164282742
The Château de Nemours is a castle in the town and commune of Nemours in the Seine-et-Marne département of France.[1] Located in the extreme south of the Paris conurbation, it stands on the banks of the Loing river. Transformed into a museum between 1903 and 1999, it houses collections of pottery.
Château de Rentilly 1 Rue de l'Étang, 77600 Bussy-Saint-Martin Telephone: +33160354672
Contemporary art. The castle of Rentilly, dating from the sixteenth century, is located in Seine-et-Marne on two communes - Bussy-Saint-Martin and Bussy-Saint-Georges - in the large eastern suburbs of Paris.
Domaine départemental de Chamarande 38 Rue du Commandant Maurice Arnoux, 91730 Chamarande Telephone: +33160825201
From as early as 2001, the Conseil départemental the Essonne intended to make the Domaine de Chamarande, owned by the Département since 1978 but closed to the public, a leading cultural attraction in the Essonne, responsible for reconnecting with contemporary artistic creation using its natural environment. One of a kind, the Domaine départemental de Chamarande is the largest public garden in the Essonne (98 hectars).
Musée Bossuet 5 Place Charles de Gaulle Telephone: +33164348445
Art and local history and art, located in a former episcopal palace
Musée des Peintres de Barbizon 92 grande rue 77630 Barbizon Telephone: 0160662227
Works by the Barbizon school of painters
Musée départemental Maurice Denis "The Priory" 2bis Rue Maurice Denis, 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye Telephone: +33139078787
The museum is named for Maurice Denis, a French symbolist Nabi painter. The museum showcases his work as well as that of many other members of the school; it is the largest collection of Nabi art in France.
Musée Fournaise 3 Rue du Bac, Ile des Impressionnistes, 78400 Chatou Telephone: +33130714191
Restaurant location on the Seine that inspired many Impressionist painters, includes art and writings inspired by the river
Musée Henri Chapu 937 Rue Chapu, 77350 Le Mée-sur-Seine Telephone: +33164395273
Works by sculptor Henri Chapu
Musée Jardin Bourdelle 1 Rue Dufet Bourdelle Hameau du Coudray, 77620 Égreville Telephone: +33164785090
Features over 50 outdoor bronze sculptures by Antoine Bourdelle in a garden setting
Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs Les Granges de Port-Royal, 78114 Magny-les-Hameaux Telephone: +33139307272
The musée national de Port-Royal des Champs is an art museum situated at the place of the former Port-Royal-des-Champs Abbey in the commune of Magny-les-Hameaux, in Yvelines. The museum features 17th and 18th-century paintings and engravings, including a series that depicts the religious life of the former abbey. Visitors can also explore the 30-hectare estate which includes the ruins of the abbey and a 13th-century dovecote.
Musée Utrillo-Valadon Place du Général Leclerc; 95110 Sannois Telephone: -
Art exhibitions, features works by Maurice Utrillo, Suzanne Valadon (his mother) and André Utter (his stepfather)