Paris Museums

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Paris France is one of those places to which we frequently return. In fact, we have spent more time here than in any other non-U.S. city. This time we only had 3 days in reacquaint ourselves with some of our favorite museums. Rather than repeat or rephrase all that we have written before, this post [Read more …]

Paris Museums: Paris Archeological Crypt, Marmottan Museum, Le Corbusier Foundation, Pierre and Marie Curie Museum, Zadkine Museum, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Architecture and Patrimonies Museum


Paris Archeological Crypt Crypte Archeologique, which is located at the spot on which Pairs was first settled (right by Notre Dame Cathedral), is loaded with history. The first and best place to learn about and to actually see remnants of its earliest history is in the site in which that history was created. Through 3D [Read more …]

Paris Museums: Rodin Museum, Baccarat Crystal Museum

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Rodin Museum The Musee Rodin’s main building, the Hotel Biron, where Rodin lived, is now undergoing a much-needed renovation. Even so, the chapel and the garden, which contain many of Rodin’s sculptures, remains open. The current exhibition begins with an overview of the artist’s training—including his failing of the entrance exam to Ecoles des Beaux [Read more …]

Paris Museums–Sewers and L’Orangerie


One could spend months just in Paris’s many museums. Here are a few of our favorites. Paris Sewer System Museum (Musée des Égouts) The depths of a major city sewer system, with water flowing under your feet, may seem like an unusual subject and location for a museum. But Musée des Égouts has been a [Read more …]

Paris Museums: Picasso Museum


For over 4 years, we have been waiting to visit Paris’ Musee Picasso since it was closed for massive renovation—a renovation that was so massively over schedule and over budget that the museum’s director was fired. This trip, we finally got our chance. It was well worth the wait—despite the fact that we had to [Read more …]

Paris Museums: Pompidou Center


Paris has amazing museums and going to museums there is one of our favorite activities. Although we didn’t go to every museum on every visit, this 3.5 week trip gave us more time than usual to explore many new ones, as well as returning to a number of our favorites. Paris has so many museums [Read more …]

Museums of Paris

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Paris has a huge number of many of the best museums in the world. You could spend a week doing nothing but museums, and still not really see all of them. We, therefore, are selective. We visit some of our favorite museums virtually every trip and then visit others more selectively, as when we haven’t [Read more …]

Amsterdam Museums

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Amsterdam has literally hundreds of museums. We had time to visit only five. You can find another perspective of Amsterdam museums on some previous blogs written by a guest contributor who spent a month in Amsterdam. Rijks Museum The Rijks Museum is Amsterdam and The Netherlands’s most important museum. It has a huge collection that [Read more …]

Chicago Illinois Art Fairs and Museums

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We lived in Chicago for 5 years a long time ago and always loved going to Chicago’s summertime art fairs, and visiting museums and galleries. We recently had a return trip to Chicago. Chicago Art Fairs We arranged our trip largely to accommodate two of the city’s oldest and best juried art fairs plus a [Read more …]

New York City Museums–Fall 2017

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New York City Museums During our short Fall trip to New York City, we made time to go to several museum…as always Metropolitan Museum We spent most of a full day at the museum’s Met Breuer and Fifth Avenue branches to catch many of the of the incredible temporary exhibits, as well as to briefly [Read more …]