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  • Arts & Museums

    »Maurice Denis Departement Museum (The Priory)

    The Musée Maurice Denis, in the former house of artist Maurice Denis provides an excellent collection of Symbolist and Nabi pieces from around France. The building itself is listed as a historical monument and creates the perfect environment for the appreciation of art. Take the train and make a refreshing day trip out of Paris.

    2 Bis rue Maurice Denis
    Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 78100

    »Saint-Germain-en-Laye Museum of National Archeology

    The Museum of National Archaeology, located in the suburb Saint-Germain-en-Laye, is the only museum dedicated to a region's archaeological history. The collection includes pieces from the Paleolithic era in France (10,000 years ago) to the Merovingian epoch in the 8th Century CE. Although most of the exhibits focus on French archaeology, there is also a comparative collection with articles from all over the world. The museum is housed in the magnificent Castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Make sure to check the website for special events directed at children!

    18 place Charles de Gaulle
    Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 78105

    »Musée d Archéologie Nationale

    The Musée d Archéologie Nationale is one of the primary archaeological museums in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. This museum displays interesting facts and archeological finds about the first settlers in France, right from prehistoric times to Merovingian era. They also conduct various exhibitions and events to give you insight into the way of life of the locals from centuries. The museum is very educative and extremely informative about the history and civilization of the country.

    Place Charles de Gaulle
    Paris, 78105

    »Musée Promenade

    The Musée Promenade was inaugurated in the commune of Louveciennes on October 18, 1982 and is located inside the royal gates of the palace of Marly that once belonged to King Louis IX. The museum represents the archaeological as well as decorative art-work collection that were derived from the association called Le Vieux Marly, which was established in 1930. Open throughout the year, a visit to the museum would take you through the religious art collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and drawings. Among the prized possessions of the museum includes the hydraulic machine called Marly machine that was used in the 17th Century to pump out water from the river Seine to the palace. Call or visit their website to know more.

    rue du Parc de Marly
    Louveciennes, 78430

    »Fournaise Museum

    The collection and exhibits of the Musée Fournaise are devoted to the history of impressionism, as befits its location on the Île des Impressionnistes. It is housed on the upper level of the Maison Fournaise, originally a 19th-century boat-building workshop and restaurant. The quality of light on the water that so fascinated painters of the impressionist period can still be enjoyed by visitors to the museum.

    Rue du Bac
    Paris, 78400

    »Musee de l'Absinthe

    Through the years absinthe has raised many passionate voices speaking for or against it, these included renowned writers and artists. It isn't a surprise that the Green Fairy has quite a few institutes and organizations to her name, Auvers-sur-Oise is home to one such museum. Highlighting the journey of the beverage through various eras, Musee de l'Absinthe exhibits some of the rarest posters and antiques that provide unique insights into the French and European cultures.

    44 rue Callé
    Auvers-sur-Oise, 95430

    »Musée d'Histoire Locale

    Situated in the old town hall, the Musée d'Histoire Locale of Rueil-Malmaison offers locals and visitors the opportunity to educate themselves in the history of this community. Each room in the museum is devoted to representing a theme through the objects and memories portrayed there.

    place du 11 Novembre 1918
    Rueil-Malmaison, 92500

    »The Osmothèque

    Established in 1990, The Osmotheque is home to an unrivaled archive of perfumes. It gets its name from the Greek words “osmo” meaning “smell” and “theke” meaning “storehouse” and is possibly the largest of its kind in the world. It features over 3000 samples of scents that are well-preserved in a temperature-controlled environment. Among classic, forgotten and rare perfumes, the museum also displays historic documents on the origin and composition of perfumery.

    36 rue du Parc de Clagny
    Versailles, 78100

    »Musée Lambinet

    Musée Lambinet is a must-visit for those looking for an insight into Versailles’ rich heritage. Occupying what was formerly the private residence of Louis XV, this municipal museum is replete with Period decor. A landmark in itself, this 18th-century mansion was designed by Élie Blanchard and has 35 rooms dedicated to historic documentations and memorabilia. On display are a well-curated collection of furniture, ceramics and artwork. Sculptures by Jean-Antoine Houdon are a highlighting feature.

    54 Boulevard de la Reine
    Versailles, 78000

    »National Museum of Port-Royal des Champs

    The National Museum of Port-Royal des Champs offers a personal experience of a place that has helped to make France what it is today. The 30-hectare (74-acre) site that once held the abbey of Port-Royal des Champs, founded in 1204 and destroyed in 1710, fostered some of the most influential religious and intellectual thinking of the past centuries. In the 17th Century, Pascal lived in a house on the grounds and Racine studied in the school which now holds a museum detailing the historical importance of these grounds covered in greenery, gardens, and dotted with significant structures and ruins.

    route des Granges
    Magny-les-Hameaux, 78114

    »Sèvres National Ceramics Museum

    Sèvres National Ceramics Museum features different types of ceramic and porcelain from all over the world, particularly traditional fine European and Asian ceramics. The museum was established by Alexandre Brongniar, houses more than 50,000 objects and is a must-visit for fans of pottery and earthenware. 

    2 Place de la Manufacture
    Sèvres, 92310

    »Musée des Années 30

    Created in 1939, this museum's mission was to gather collections concerning cultural and industrial patrimony of the city of Boulogne-Billancourt. In 1983, it turned its focus to the 1930s; indeed, many artists, architects and movie directors settled in this city, since the price of workshops were still affordable. Big names contribute to the reputation of the 1930s in Boulogne, in both industrial and cultural domains. The 1930s museum settled on the premises of the Espace Landowski in 1988. Nowadays, the 3000 square meters (over 32,000 square feet) of museum exhibits 800 paintings, 1500 sculptures and 20,000 drawings, as well as pieces of furniture and archived documents focusing on Orientalism. An outdoor visit provides the discovery of architectural creations.

    28 Avenue André Morizet
    Paris, 92100
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