List of museums in Paris

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There are around 130 museums in Paris, France, within city limits. This list also includes suburban museums within the "Grand Paris" area, such as the Air and Space Museum.

The sixteen museums of the City of Paris are annotated with "VP", as well as six other ones also accommodated in municipal premises and the Musées de France (fr) listed by the ministry of culture are annotated with "MF".



Name Image Arrondissement Type Summary
Arab World Institute Paris Pont de Sully IMA dsc04039.jpg 5th Culture (MF) History, ancient and medieval archeology, arts and crafts, ethnographic and contemporary art of the countries of the Arab world
Archaeological Crypt of the Paris Notre-Dame La crypte archéologique du Parvis de Notre-Dame (Paris) (8274683584).jpg 4th Archaeological (VP) Remains under Notre Dame de Paris of buildings dating back to the city's early days
Art Ludique Art Ludique - Le Musée (Vu de l'extérieur).JPG 13th Art Exhibitions of contemporary art in comic books, manga, cinema, live animation and videogames
Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra National de Paris 2011 Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra Paris 5336594777.jpg 9th Opera Library and museum about the Paris Opera, part of the Music Department of the National Library of France
Bibliothèque Polonaise de Paris Bibliothèque Polonaise de Paris.JPG 4th Biographical Includes three small museums about Polish natives: Musée Adam Mickiewicz about the poet, Musée Boleslas Biegas with paintings and sculpture by the artist and other Polish artists, and Salon Frédéric Chopin about the composer
Cabinet des Médailles Cabinet des Medailles.jpg 1st Numismatic Located in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, includes coins, medals, antiques from the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, and national antiquities
Catacombes de Paris Catacombs-700px.jpg 14th History (VP) Underground ossuary with the remains of over six million people
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine Cité de l'architecture 001.jpg 16th Architecture Located in the Palais de Chaillot, includes Musée national des Monuments Français with plaster casts of French architecture, gallery of reproduced wall paintings and stained-glass windows from historic monuments, French and international architecture from 1850 to the present
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie @ Parc de La Villette @ Paris (28957992355).jpg 19th Science Hands-on science exhibits, includes the French submarine Argonaute (S636)
Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration L'exposition permanente de la CNHI.jpg 12th Ethnic (MF) History and culture of immigration in France from the 19th century to the present, located in the Palais de la Porte Dorée
Espace Dalí Espace-dali-montmartre 1.jpg 18th Art Life of and sculptures, engravings and paintings of Salvador Dalí
Espace Fondation EDF Paris - Espace Fondation EDF - 28 April 2015.jpg Art New media exhibitions and exhibitions about society and culture
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain.jpg 14th Art Contemporary art
Fondation Custodia Fondation Custodia - 121 rue de Lille -1.JPG 7th Art Frits Lugt collection of European drawings, prints, paintings, books and artists' letters from the 15th to 19th century, focusing on Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, Italian and French artists
Fondation Jean Dubuffet N/A 6th Art Works by Jean Dubuffet, also main museum in Périgny, Val-de-Marne
Fondation Louis Vuitton Fondation Louis Vuitton - Paris (50569906682).jpg 16th Art Contemporary art
Gaîté Lyrique Club WikiSevran Sortie à la Gaîté Lyrique à Paris 07.jpg 3rd Art (VP premises) Digital art and culture center
Galerie des Gobelins Manufacture des Gobelins2.JPG 13th Decorative arts Exhibitions of Gobelins tapestries
Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume.jpg 1st Photography (MF) Modern and postmodern photography and media
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais Le Grand Palais depuis le pont Alexandre III à Paris.jpg 8th Art Art exhibits and cultural events programmed by the Réunion des musées nationaux et du Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées
Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Paris January 2011 01.jpg 14th Photography Archives and work of photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck, exhibitions of other photographers, painters, sculptors, and illustrators
Institut Tessin Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris February 2011 001.jpg 3rd Art Swedish art and culture
Maison d'Auguste Comte MH 75006 PA00088596 Immeuble 10 rue Monsieur le Prince.jpg 6th Historic house Restored 19th-century period rooms of positivist philosopher Auguste Comte (1798–1857), one of the 32 Maisons des illustres (fr) in the region Île de France
Maison de Balzac Maison Balzac Paris.JPG 16th Historic house (VP) Restored 19th-century rooms with mementos of author novelist Honoré de Balzac
Maison européenne de la photographie P1170441 Paris IV rue de Fourcy MEP rwk.jpg 4th Photography (VP premises) Contemporary photography
Maison de Victor Hugo PARIS Place des Vosges, Maison de Victor Hugo.jpg 4th Historic house (VP) Restored 19th-century house of author novelist Victor Hugo
Maison La Roche Maison La Roche 01.jpg 16th Historic house Operated by Fondation Le Corbusier, 1920s house designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, exhibits art collection and archives of Le Corbusier
Maxim's Art Nouveau "Collection 1900" Maxim's, Paris 9 November 2012.jpg 8th Decorative art Art Nouveau objects and decor, located above Maxim's restaurant
Mémorial de la Shoah Mémorial de la Shoah @ Paris (32732899245).jpg 4th History History of the Holocaust and French Jews in World War II
Minerals collection of Pierre and Marie Curie University N/A 5th Geology 1500 minerals on display in 24 display cases
Mona Bismarck American Center Mbac façade.JPG 16th Art Exhibitions of American art
Mundolingua Musée Mundolingua.JPG 6th Science Information, objects and documents relating to language, linguistic diversity and linguistics
Musée – Librairie du Compagnonnage Paris 2014 Musée-librairie du compagnonnage 02.jpg 6th History History of French trade guilds, skilled craftsmen in fields such as cooking, pastry, plumbing, ironworks, masonry, cabinetmaking, carpentry
Musée Adzak Musée Adzak.jpg 14th Art Exhibits paintings, sculpture, and photography by a wide range of artists
Musée "Bible et Terre Sainte" N/A 6th Archaeology Archaeological artifacts arranged to show everyday life in Palestine from 5000 BCE to 600 CE
Musée Baccarat Musée Baccarat 1.jpg 16th Decorative art Baccarat fine glass work, including vases, dishes and stemware, and limited-edition collections
Musée Bourdelle Courtyard @ Musée Bourdelle @ Montparnasse @ Paris (31366849902).jpg 15th Art (VP) Sculptures, art and studio of Antoine Bourdelle
Musée Carnavalet Musee Carnavalet dsc03735.jpg 3rd Multiple (VP) City of Paris' history, culture, art, archaeology, decorative arts
Musée Cernuschi Monceau Cernuschi.JPG 8th Art (VP) Asian art, specializing in works from China, Japan, and Korea
Musée Clemenceau Musée Clemenceau Paris 2.jpg 16th Historic house Apartment and garden of Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929), French statesman and writer
Musée Cognacq-Jay Musee cognac jay paris 9g1008.jpg 3rd Art (VP) 18th-century French fine and decorative art
Musée Curie Entrance to Musee Curie, Paris.jpg 5th Science History of radiology research and the work of Pierre and Marie Curie
Musée d'Art Dentaire Pierre Fauchard N/A 16th Medical Dental history, tools and apparatus
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme Courtyard of the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Paris.jpg 3rd Jewish Jewish art and history, history of the Jews in France since the Middle Ages and in the communities of Europe and North Africa
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris File by Alexander Baranov - Нетипичная парижская архитектура (9522783370).jpg 16th Art (VP) Modern and Contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries
Musée d'Art Naïf – Max Fourny Musee d art naif de Paris.JPG 18th Art (VP premises) Exhibitions of folk art, naive art, and outsider art
Musée d'Ennery Musée d'Ennery (Paris) 01.jpg 16th Art Asian art with a focus on China and Japan
Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine Musée de l'Armée Les Invalides , Army Museum Paris 6.JPG 7th History Located in the Hôtel national des Invalides, exhibits of French and international history through its collections of art, photographs, posters, political cartoons and objects
Musée d’histoire de la médecine Paris, Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine.JPG 6th Medical Located at the second floor of the Paris Descartes University, features historic medical instruments and apparatus
Musée d'Orsay Musée d'Orsay, North-West view, Paris 7e 140402.jpg 7th Art Mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography; houses the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world
Musée de l'Armée Musée de l'Armée Les Invalides , Army Museum Paris 6.JPG 7th Military Located in the Hôtel national des Invalides, national military museum of France, includes Musée des Plans-Reliefs, weapons, uniforms, regalia, armor, artillery, Napoleon's Tomb
Musée de l'érotisme Musee-de-l'erotisme.jpg 18th Sex Erotic art and artifacts from many cultures, contemporary erotic art
Musée de l'Éventail Musée Eventail Paris.jpg 10th Fashion Hand fans and fan-making
Musée des Archives Nationales Hôtel de Soubise - exterior view.JPG 3rd History Exhibit of documents drawn from the Archives Nationales
Musée de l'Homme Musée de l'homme.jpg 16th Anthropology Human evolution and the history of human sciences
Musée de l'Orangerie L'orangeraie, Paris 2008.jpg 1st Art Gallery of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, features eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet
Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération Musée de l'Armée Les Invalides , Army Museum Paris 6.JPG 7th Military Located in the Hôtel national des Invalides, history of the Free French Forces in World War II
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature Entrée - Musée de la chasse et de la nature.jpg 3rd Sports Sport of hunting, includes hunting weapons, accessories, trophies, art and decorative art, stuffed animal mounts
Musée de la Contrefaçon Paris musée Contrefaçon.jpg 16th Law enforcement History of counterfeiting objects
Musée de la Franc-Maçonnerie N/A 9th Masonic History of Freemasonry in France, regalia, artifacts
Musée de la Magie N/A 4th Magic Items relating to magic shows, including optical illusions, secret boxes, wind-up toys, magic mirrors, see-through glasses, posters, holds magic shows
Musée de la Cinémathèque N/A 12th Film Part of the Cinémathèque Française, history of film and pre-cinema in France and around the world
Musée du 11 Conti - Monnaie de Paris Paris 6 - Hôtel de la Monnaie -186.JPG 6th Numismatic Part of the Monnaie de Paris. Heritage collections, workshops of excellence
Musée de la Musique Musée-de-la-musique.jpg 19th Music Part of the Cité de la Musique, musical instruments, art
Musée de La Poste L Adresse musée de la Poste, façade.jpg 15th Philatelic Postage stamps and postal history of France, currently closed for renovation
Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air 5th Art (VP) Outdoor sculptures from the second half of the twentieth century on display along the banks of the Seine
Musée de la Vie Romantique Paris Musée vie romantique 2012.jpg 9th Multiple (VP) 19th house with Romantic-period art and decorative art, mementos of author George Sand
Musée de Minéralogie Paris - entrée du musée de minéralogie.jpg 6th Geology Minerals, rocks, ores, gems, artificial minerals
Musée de Montmartre Musée de Montmartre - maison du Bel Air.jpg 18th Local (VP premises) Local history through paintings, photographs, posters and manuscripts
Musée des Arts Décoratifs ARtDeco55.jpg 1st Decorative arts Includes decorative arts (furniture, glass, ceramics and more), interior design, fashion, textiles, advertising, graphic arts
Musée des Arts et Métiers Saint-Martin-des-Champs Chapelle 01.jpg 3rd Technology History of technology and industry, including advances in scientific instruments, materials, energy, mechanics, construction, communication and transport
Musée des Arts Forains Entrée musée des Arts forains.JPG 12th Amusement Funfair objects including amusement rides, fair stalls and restored attractions, merry-go-rounds and carousels, German swings
Musée des Collections Historiques de la Préfecture de Police N/A 5th Law enforcement History of policing in France
Musée des Égouts de Paris Musee des Egouts de Paris FRA 002.JPG 7th History (VP) History of tours of the Paris sewer system, role of sewer workers and methods of water treatment
Musée des Lunettes et Lorgnettes Pierre Marly N/A 1st Medical History of eyewear, includes lorgnettes, glasses, telescopes, and binoculars
Musée des moulages dermatologiques de l'hôpital Saint-Louis N/A 10th Medical Part of the historic building of the Hôpital Saint-Louis, features 19th-century wax casts of dermatological problems
Musée des Plans-Reliefs 201608 Musée des Plans-Reliefs 01.jpg 7th Military Located in the Hôtel national des Invalides, military models of fortified cities created between 1668 and 1870
Musée du Barreau de Paris Musée du Barreau de Paris le 22 janvier 2015 - 01.jpg 1st Law enforcement History of the Paris Bar and its lawyers
Musée du Fumeur N/A 11th Smoking Includes smoking pipes, Egyptian sheeshas, snuffboxes, cigars, tobacco samples, hemp-fiber clothing, etchings, portraits, photographs, videos, and scientific drawings of tobacco plants
Musée du Louvre Cour Napoléon du Palais du Louvre 007.JPG 1st Art world's largest museum, includes paintings, prints and drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities, Islamic art
Musée du Général Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris – Musée Jean Moulin Mémorial Leclerc-Moulin 02.jpg 15th History (VP) History of Maréchal Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Jean Moulin, a major figure of the French Resistance, and the liberation of Paris in World War II
Musée du Luxembourg Paris Musee Luxembourg facade.jpg 6th Art Changing exhibitions of art
Musée du Parfum Fragonard Musée du Parfum Fragonard Paris.jpg 9th Fashion History and process of perfume, antique perfume bottles, containers, toiletry sets, 19th-century period rooms
Musée du quai Branly Musée du quai Branly.jpg 7th Art Indigenous art and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas
Musée du Service de Santé des Armées [fr] Musée du Service de Santé des Armées @ Val-de-Grâce @ Paris (32578772172).jpg 5th Medical History of medical care for armed services in France
Musée du Service des Objets Trouvés Musée du Service des Objets Trouvés.jpg 15th Items that have ended up in the Lost and Found department of the Paris Police
Musée du Vin P1180770 Paris XVI musée du vin sq Ch-Dickens rwk.jpg 16th Wine History of the French craft of winemaking, includes tools and objects used to work the grapevine and the wine, a wine cellar, cooperage
Musée Édith Piaf N/A 11th Biographical Life of singer Édith Piaf
Musée Edouard Branly Musée Edouard Branly plaque.jpg 6th Biographical Life of radio pioneer Édouard Branly, includes his research laboratory and equipment, open by appointment
Musée en Herbe Musee en Herbe jardin dacclimatation exterieur.jpg 16th Children's Art museum for children
Musée Grévin Entrée Musée Grévin Paris 2.jpg 9th Wax Scenes from the history of France and modern life
Musée Jacquemart-André Musée Jacquemart André 2007 - Recoura.jpg 8th Historic house 19th-century period house with major art collection
Musée Maillol Musée Maillol Paris 7e 001.jpg 7th Art Works by Aristide Maillol and art exhibitions
Musée Marmottan Monet Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, March 2013.JPG 16th Art Features over three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Claude Monet, other Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, illuminated manuscripts, Napoleonic era art and furniture, Italian and Flemish primitive paintings
Musée Moissan N/A 6th Biographical Open by appointment, life of Henri Moissan (1852–1907), winner of the 1906 Nobel Prize in chemistry
Musée National d'Art Moderne 4th Art Located at the Centre Georges-Pompidou, modern and contemporary art
Musée national de la Légion d'Honneur et des Ordres de Chevalerie National museum of the Legion of Honour and of orders of chivalry, Paris 5 October 2013 - panoramio.jpg 7th Military History of France's honors, medals, decorations, and knightly orders from Louis XI to the present, including Napoleonic souvenirs and more than 300 portraits
Musée national de la Marine Paris Palais Chaillot Musée national de la Marine Entrance.jpg 16th Maritime Includes ship model, maritime art, artifacts, photos
Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet Nuit des musées (Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet)) (7233495340).jpg 16th Art Asian art, also known as Musée Guimet
Musée national du Moyen Âge Hotel Cluny Cour.JPG 5th Decorative arts Formerly Musée de Cluny, Medieval art, houses six The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, remnants of the third century Gallo-Roman baths
Musée national Eugène Delacroix Musée national Eugène Delacroix Entrée.jpg 6th Art Life and works of Eugène Delacroix
Musée national Gustave Moreau Paris Musee Gustave-Moreau 4.jpg 9th Art Home and studio of Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)
Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner Henner museum facade.jpg 17th Art House and works of painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829–1905)
Musée Nissim de Camondo Musée Nissim de Camondo - exterior.jpg 8th Historic house Museum of French decorative arts displayed as in a wealthy private home
Musée Pasteur Institut Pasteur, Paris 1.jpg 15th Biographical Life of scientist Louis Pasteur
Musée Picasso Musée Picasso Paris coté jardin.jpg 3rd Art Life and work of artist Pablo Picasso, also works by Cézanne, Degas, Rousseau, Seurat, de Chirico and Matisse, Iberian bronzes, African art
Musée Pierre Cardin N/A 4th Fashion Over 250 Haute Couture designs from 1950 to 2000 designed by Pierre Cardin
Musée Rodin Le musée Rodin, Le Penseur, 2010.jpg 7th Art Works of the French sculptors Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel, located in the Hôtel Biron
Musée Valentin Haüy N/A 7th Medical History of the blind and of the methods that gave them access to culture
Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris Musée Yves Saint Laurent Avenue Marceau Paris 16 - Vue1.jpg 16th Fashion Opening in 2017, operated by the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, works by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent
Musée Zadkine Musée Zadkine.jpg 6th Art (VP) House and work of sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1890–1967)
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle Galerie d'Anatomie comparée - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle.jpg 5th Natural history Includes galleries for minerals and gems, fossils and dinosaurs and comparative anatomy, and the Grand Gallery of Evolution
Palais de la Découverte Le grand hall du Palais de la Découverte, Paris juin 2008.jpg 8th Science Includes interactive exhibits for mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology and biology
Palais de Tokyo Palais de Tokyo, January 19, 2013.jpg 16th Art Modern and contemporary art
Palais Galliera Musée Galliera, Paris 21 July 2017.jpg 16th Fashion (VP) Also known as Musée de la Mode et du Costume de la Ville de Paris, fashion and fashion history, includes exhibits of French fashion design and costume from the eighteenth century to the present; closed between exhibitions
Pavillon de l'Arsenal Bd Henri IV- Teilhard Chardin -Pavillon de l'ArsenalDSC00636.JPG 4th Architecture (VP premises) Architecture and urban planning
Pavillon de l'eau Pavillon de l'eau3.JPG 16th Technology (VP premises) History of the city's water supply
Petit Musée de l'Argenterie N/A 12th Decorative arts Decorative arts made of silver
Petit Palais Paris - Petit Palais.jpg 8th Art (VP) 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
Salle des Traditions de la Garde Républicaine Caserne des Célestins 2009.JPG 4th Military History of the Garde Républicaine
Tenniseum N/A 16th Sports Part of Roland Garros Stadium
Théâtre-Musée des Capucines N/A 2nd Fashion Perfume
Tour Jean-sans-Peur Tour Jean Sans Peur, Paris, France.jpg 2nd History History of the medieval tower and medieval Paris
World Heritage Centre UNESCO Headquarter, Paris 7 September 2005.jpg 7th Historic site Tours of the UNESCO headquarters

Grand Paris[edit]

Name Location Department Type Summary
Atelier Grognard Rueil-Malmaison Hauts-de-Seine Art Changing exhibitions of art
Musée Adrien Mentienne Bry-sur-Marne Val-de-Marne Local Local history, house of Louis Daguerre
Château de Grosbois Boissy-Saint-Léger Val-de-Marne Historic house 17th century castle
Château de Vincennes Vincennes Val-de-Marne Historic house Massive 14th and 17th century French royal fortress
Écomusée du Val de Bièvres Fresnes Val-de-Marne Local Local history and ethnology in a medieval farm
Exploradôme Vitry-sur-Seine Val-de-Marne Science Interactive exhibits about science including optical illusions, turbulent motion, structures and forms, and movement
Expo-Musée Renault Boulogne-Billancourt Hauts-de-Seine Automotive History of Renault automobiles
Fondation Arp Clamart Hauts-de-Seine Art Studio of Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber
Fondation Jean Dubuffet Périgny-sur-Yerres Val-de-Marne Art Works of Jean Dubuffet
Maison de la photographie Robert Doisneau Gentilly Val-de-Marne Photography Humanist photography and works of Parisian photographer Robert Doisneau
Mémorial du Mont-Valérien Suresnes Hauts-de-Seine Military Place of execution of resistants and hostages during WWII
Musée Albert-Kahn Boulogne-Billancourt Hauts-de-Seine Photography Historic photographs and film collected by the banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn
Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne Vitry-sur-Seine Val-de-Marne Art Contemporary art
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Colombes Colombes Hauts-de-Seine Local Art and local history
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Meudon Meudon Hauts-de-Seine Local Landscape painting, contemporary art and postwar history of Meudon
Musée d'art et d'histoire de Saint-Denis Saint-Denis Seine-Saint-Denis Local Local art and history, in the former Carmel of Saint-Denis
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Saint-Ouen Saint-Ouen Seine-Saint-Denis Local Art and history, in the castle of Saint-Ouen
Musée d'Histoire Locale de Rueil-Malmaison - Mémoire de la ville Rueil-Malmaison Hauts-de-Seine Local Local history, features a collection of toy soldiers, located in the former town hall
Musee d'Histoire Urbaine et Sociale de Suresnes (MUS) Suresnes Hauts-de-Seine Local Local history, area urban planning
Musée de la Colombophilie Suresnes Hauts-de-Seine Military Military dovecote, in the Fort du Mont-Valérien
Musée de la Résistance Nationale [fr] Champigny-sur-Marne Val-de-Marne History History of the French Resistance from its inception up to the Liberation in World War II
Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace Le Bourget Seine-Saint-Denis Aerospace Features 400 aircraft, 150 of which are on display, history of aviation, ballooning and space exploration
Musée de l'histoire vivante Montreuil Seine-Saint-Denis Local history Local history of the working class
Musée de Livry-Gargan - Château de la Forêt Livry-Gargan Seine-Saint-Denis Local Temporary exhibitions of art, etc.
Musée de Nogent-sur-Marne Nogent-sur-Marne Val-de-Marne Local Influence of the River Marne on art, bridges, architecture, boating, sports
Musée de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés - Villa Médicis La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire Val-de-Marne Local Local history
Musée des Années Trente Boulogne-Billancourt Hauts-de-Seine Art Fine art, decorative art, and industrial arts of the 1930s
Musée des Automates Neuilly-sur-Seine Hauts-de-Seine Automates Automates
Musée des Avelines Saint-Cloud Hauts-de-Seine Local and art Art and local history, includes the former Château de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud porcelain, artist Eugène Carrière
Musée des Gardes Suisses Rueil-Malmaison Hauts-de-Seine Military History of the Swiss Guard, located in the former 18th-century barracks
Musée des Transmissions Suresnes Hauts-de-Seine Military Military transmissions equipments, in the Fort du Mont-Valérien, visit on demand
Musée des transports urbains, interurbains et ruraux Colombes Hauts-de-Seine Transport Metro, tramways, bus, etc., visit on demand
Musée des travaux publics Courbevoie Hauts-de-Seine Technology and industry Scale models of road, rail, harbour, etc. infrastructures, visit on demand
Musée du Domaine départemental de Sceaux Sceaux Hauts-de-Seine Historic house Tours of the 19th-century Château de Sceaux, includes fine art, furniture, and decorative art from former royal residences, park designed by Le Nôtre
Musée Émile Jean Villiers-sur-Marne Val-de-Marne Local Local history
Musée Fragonard d'Alfort Maisons-Alfort Val-de-Marne Medical Anatomical oddities, mostly of animals, located within the École Nationale Vétérinaire de Maisons-Alfort
Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer Issy-les-Moulineaux Hauts-de-Seine Decorative arts Historic playing cards and art and objects related to card games
Musée National de Malmaison et Bois-Préau Rueil-Malmaison Hauts-de-Seine Historic house Castle of Empress Joséphine
Musée Paul Belmondo Boulogne-Billancourt Hauts-de-Seine Art Works of sculptures Paul Belmondo
Musée Rodin Meudon Hauts-de-Seine Art Villa and studio of sculptor Auguste Rodin, also known as La Villa des Brillants
Musée Roybet Fould Courbevoie Hauts-de-Seine Art Collection of 19th works including Consuelo Fould, exhibitions of historic and contemporary art and photography
Musée-jardin Paul Landowski Boulogne-Billancourt Hauts-de-Seine Art Works by sculptor Paul Landowski
Sèvres - Cité de la céramique Sèvres Hauts-de-Seine Decorative arts Ceramics by the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres and contemporary ceramics by other artists
La Vallée-aux-Loups Châtenay-Malabry Hauts-de-Seine Historic house Country house of Chateaubriand

Rest of Île de France[edit]

Name Location Department Type Summary
Centre Photographique d'Île-de-France Pontault-Combault Seine-et-Marne Photography
Château de Blandy-les-Tours Blandy-les-Tours Seine-et-Marne Historic house Restored remains of the 13th-century feudal fortress manor castle
Château de Breteuil Choisel Yvelines Historic house 17th-century chateau with rare portraits of Kings, 18th-century furniture, rooms with wax figures of kings and important figures created by the Musée Grévin
Château de Brie-Comte-Robert Brie-Comte-Robert Seine-et-Marne Historic house Remains of the medieval fortress castle
Château de Champs-sur-Marne Champs-sur-Marne Seine-et-Marne Historic house 18th-century rococo house and gardens with links to many important figures
Château de Courances Courances Essonne Historic house Louis XIII style chateau and gardens
Château de Courson Courson-Monteloup Essonne Historic house Chateau and park with gardens
Château de Dampierre Dampierre-en-Yvelines Yvelines Historic house Renaissance castle, gardens and park
Château de Dourdan Dourdan Essonne Historic house Fortress castle, includes museum of local history
Château de Fontainebleau Fontainebleau Seine-et-Marne Historic house One of the largest French royal châteaux, residence of French monarchs from Louis VII through Napoleon III
Château de la Madeleine Chevreuse Yvelines Historic house Remains of a medieval fortress castle
Château de La Roche-Guyon La Roche-Guyon Val-d'Oise Historic house Medieval manor house and fortress
Château de Maisons Maisons-Laffitte Yvelines Historic house 17th-century French baroque chateau
Château de Nemours Ferrières-en-Brie Seine-et-Marne Art Medieval castle that houses exhibitions from its art collection
Château de Rambouillet Rambouillet Yvelines Historic house Former Royal, Imperial and Presidential residence with large 50,000 acres of woods
Château de Rentilly Bussy-Saint-Martin Seine et Marne Contemporary art
Château de Thoiry Thoiry Yvelines Historic house 150-hectare (370-acre) castle, wildlife park and zoo, and botanical garden
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte Maincy Seine-et-Marne Historic house 17th-century grand château and gardens
Domaine de Madame Élisabeth Versailles Yvelines Historic house House of Mme Elisabeth sister of king Louis XVI
Domaine départemental de Chamarande Chamarande Essonne Contemporary art Contemporary art exhibited in the 17th-18th c. castle and park
Domaine départemental de Méréville Méréville Essonne Historic house 16th-18th castle and park (in renovation)
Maison-atelier Foujita Villiers-le-Bâcle Essonne Historic house House of the painter Leonard Foujita
Maison Jean-Cocteau Milly-la-Forêt Essonne Historic house House of the writer and artist Jean Cocteau
Musée Aeronautique et Spatial SAFRAN Réau Seine-et-Marne Aerospace History of aviation and aerospace in France, includes historic airplanes, space engines, rockets, motorcycles
Musée archéologique départemental du Val-d'Oise Guiry-en-Vexin Val d'Oise Archeology Archeology of the département, Gallo-Roman sculpture
Musée d'Argenteuil Argenteuil Val d'Oise Local Archeology, local history
Musée Bossuet Meaux Seine-et-Marne Art Art and local history and art, located in a former episcopal palace
Musée d'Archéologie Nationale Saint-Germain-en-Laye Yvelines Archaeology Located in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, include finds from Paleolithic to Merovingian times
Musée d'art et d'histoire de Melun Melun Seine-et-Marne Local Art, local history, archaeological pieces, lapidary, works by sculptor Henri Chapu
Musée de la Faïence Vulaines-sur-Seine Seine-et-Marne Local Features a collection of local ceramics, exhibits of local history
Musée de la Gendarmerie Nationale Melun Seine-et-Marne Military History of the National Gendarmerie
Musée de la Grande Guerre Meaux Seine-et-Marne Military History of World War I
Musée de la Seine et Marne Saint-Cyr-sur-Morin Seine-et-Marne Local History of the département and writer Pierre Mac Orlan
Musée de la Toile de Jouy Jouy-en-Josas Yvelines Textile Located in the Chateau de l'Églantine, Toile de Jouy fabric collection, printing equipment and old drawings, period display of Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf furniture
Musée de Préhistoire d’Île-de-France Nemours Seine-et-Marne Archaeology Archaeological artifacts showing the prehistory of the area
Musée des Peintres de Barbizon Barbizon Seine-et-Marne Art Works by the Barbizon school of painters
Musée des tramways à vapeur et des chemins de fer secondaires français Butry-sur-Oise Val-d'Oise Railway Historic railway vehicles
Musée national de la Renaissance Écouen Val-d'Oise Decorative arts Located in the 16th-century Château d'Écouen, houses Renaissance decorative art from the Musée national du Moyen Âge
Musée départemental Maurice Denis "The Priory" Saint-Germain-en-Laye Yvelines Art Focus is Nabi art
Musée Espace Gaïa Vulaines-sur-Seine Seine-et-Marne Natural history Area geology and paleontology, located in the Medieval Priory St. Martin
Musée Fournaise Chatou Yvelines Art Restaurant location on the Seine that inspired many Impressionist painters, includes art and writings inspired by the river
Musée Français de la Photographie Bièvres Essonne Photography Photography
Musée Gatien-Bonnet Lagny-sur-Marne Seine-et-Marne Local History of the town, archeology, neo-impressionnist paintings
Musée Henri Chapu Le Mée-sur-Seine Seine-et-Marne Art Works by sculptor Henri Chapu
Musée Jardin Bourdelle Égreville Seine-et-Marne Art Features over 50 outdoor bronze sculptures by Antoine Bourdelle in a garden setting
Musée Jean-Jacques Rousseau Montmorency Val d'Oise Historic house House of the philosopher from 1757 to 1762, manuscripts and memorabilia
Musée Lambinet Versailles Yvelines Local History of the town, includes some rooms with period decor and the town's collection of decorative arts from the 15th to 20th centuries, and paintings, sculptures and other works of art by artists from the town
Musée Louis Braille Coupvray Seine-et-Marne Historic house Birthplace home depicting life of Louis Braille, educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired
Musée Louis Senlecq L'Isle-Adam Seine et Marne Art and history Paintings, sculptures, décorative arts, local history
Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs Magny-les-Hameaux Yvelines Art 17th and 18th-century art and engravings, remains of the medieval abbey of Cistercian nuns
Museum of Provins Provins Seine-et-Marne Local Local history, located in a 13th-century house
Musée Robert-Dubois-Corneau Brunoy Essonne Local History of the town, art of thé 18th c., actor Talma
Musée Stéphane Mallarmé Vulaines-sur-Seine Seine-et-Marne Historic house House of poet Stéphane Mallarmé, his works and those of his artist friends
Musée Utrillo-Valadon Sannois Val-d'Oise Art Art exhibitions, features works by Maurice Utrillo, Suzanne Valadon (his mother) and André Utter (his stepfather)
Palace of Versailles Versailles Yvelines Historic house Royal palace of Louis XIV with many buildings, gardens, Museum of the History of France
Tour César (fr) Provins Seine-et-Marne Historic site Medieval fortress tower
Union Nationale des collectionneurs de Véhicules Militaires Versailles Yvelines Military

Collection of historic military vehicles, some of which were involved in the Liberation of Paris. Also includes prototype vehicles for the Aérotrain.

Villa Savoye Poissy Yvelines Historic house 1930s modernist villa designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret

Defunct museums[edit]


Name Closure Summary
Centre de la Mer et des Eaux 2010
Musée Arménien de France 1995 Closed until compliance to security norms
Musée Bouilhet-Christofle 2008
Musée Bouchard 2007 Collections moved to the Musée de La Piscine in Roubaix
Musée Dapper 2017
Musée d'Anatomie Delmas-Orfila-Rouvière 2005 Collections moved to the University of Montpellier
Musée d'Art Juif 1998 Collections moved to the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme
Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro 1935 Collections moved to the Musée de l'Homme and the Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires
Musée de l'Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris 2012 (VP premises), evaluating reopening at the Hôtel Dieu
Musée de l'Holographie 1996
Musée de la mode et du textile 1997 Now a department of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Musée de la Poupée 2017
Musée de la Publicité 1999 Now a department of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Musée de la Serrure 2003
Musée de Notre Dame de Paris 2008
Musée de Radio France 2007 Collections stored
Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits 2014
Musée des Matériaux du Centre de Recherche sur les Monuments Historiques 2007 ? Now a department of the Centre de recherches sur les Monuments historiques reserved to the students of the School of Chaillot (fr) at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
Musée du Montparnasse 2015 (VP premises), replaced by the Villa Vassilieff art center
Musée Dupuytren 2016 Collections moved to the Pierre and Marie Curie University
Musée Grévin – Forum des Halles 1996 Collections moved back to the Musée Grévin
Musée Lenine 2007
Musée national Hébert 2004 Closed for renovation operated by the Musée d'Orsay
Musée National du Sport 2013 Collections moved to Nice
Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie 2003 Collections moved to the Musée du quai Branly
Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires (France) 2005 Collections moved to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations in Marseilles
Musée-Galerie de la Seita 2000 Half of the collection given to the Musée du Tabac in Bergerac
Musée-Placard d'Erik Satie 2008
La Maison Rouge 2018
Pavillon des Arts 2006 (VP premises)
Pinacothèque de Paris 2016
Revue virtuelle 1996

Paris région[edit]

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