Paris art museums, Paris art galleries and arts events

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Art museums in Paris

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Architecture *

A tour of Art Nouveau Paris

Architecture City Guide: Paris

Paris Architecture
A database of Paris architectural styles, architects and regions. 550 Paris buildings and monuments.

Art Nouveau in Paris.

Haussmann’s renovation of Paris, Wikipedia entry.

Art galleries (independent, commercial) *

Agnès B – Galerie du Jour
Featuring about ten different shows per year, the gallery is renowned for its carefully selected painters, photographers and sculptors.

A.H. Fine Arts Gallery
Neo-impressionism, the school of Point-Aven, the school of Rouen, and fauvism.

Antique and Contemporary Art Gallery

Antique prints de La galerie Napoleon

Showing contemporary paintings and sculptures of well-known French artists.

Art Génération

Bernheim-Jeune Gallery
Contemporary art in one of the city’s oldest galleries.

Galerie 1900-2000
Avant garde art movements of the 20th century.

Galerie Almine Rech

Galerie Artesepia
Old Master drawings.

Galerie Blue Square
Contemporary Russian art.

Galerie Cartazini

The Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
One of the few French galleries exclusively devoted to photography.

Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont
Spécialisée en art contemporain.

Galerie Kamel Mennour

Galerie Laurent Godin

Galerie Laure Roynette

Galerie Maeght

Galerie Magda Danysz

Galerie Meyer Lebihan
Specialises in painting and sculpture from Groupe Memoire, an association of independent artists.

Galerie Michel Rein
International contemporary artists.

Galerie Michelle Boulet
Specializes in decorative easel Trompe-l’oeil painting and works from French contemporary masters.

Galerie Pascal Cuisinier

Galerie Patrick Seguin

Galerie Vallois

Galerie Vidal Saint-Phalle
European and American contemporary art.

James Gallery

Jeu de Paume
A leading pole for the exhibition of photographic and other images from the 19th to the 21st century. Jeu de Paume produces, co-produces and hosts exhibitions as well as film programmes, symposiums, and public activities, and also pursues a publishing programme.

La Maison Rouge

Glass sculpture and giftware in glass and sterling silver, artist’s jewelry.

La Maréchalerie, Versailles

The collections at Modus showcase a range of styles, media and talents and seeks to bring back the best to Place de Vosges, the historic centre of arts in France.

Michel Caboste Gallery
19th and 20th century figurative paintings by French and foreign artists.

Up-and-coming artists. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

Galerie Richard

Japanese antiques; prints, paintings, books, ceramics, bronzes.

Yvon Lambert
Galerie Yvon Lambert has been showcasing pioneering artists of conceptualism (including Lawrence Weiner), minimalism (notably, Carl Andre) and land art since its opening in 1966.

Focused on international contemporary art, the gallery has been developed as a platform for discovery and promotion of both young and established artists.


Art Nouveau in Paris.


Cemeteries *

Cimetière de Montmartre
Wikipedia entry.

Cimetière du Montparnasse
Wikipedia entry.

Find a Grave. Montparnasse Cemetery

Montparnasse cemetery, Official Site

Contemporary art in Paris *

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain Paris, 
dedicated to covering (almost) all the contemporary art in Paris. Our site has been online for four years and is sent weekly to 44,000 subscribers. Although focused on events taking place in Paris, the data base contains international references, with over 9,500 images, 2,500 artists, and 10,000 articles, announcements, bibliographies, interviews, etc.; they update the information daily.

Contemporary art exhibitions in Paris. 
Art Contemporain à Paris: Musées, Galeries, Expositions.

La Gaîté lyrique
La Gaîté lyrique is a place for cultures in the digital age. You are all invited to come and visit an exhibition, attend a concert, have a drink, play a video game, and experience la Gaîté lyrique as a place that studies the present and imagines the future.

Jeune Creation
A gallery of contemporary art.


Paris drawings, illustrations and clip art.


Eiffel Tower
The Official Eiffel Tower Website

Events and attractions in Paris *

L’Officiel des Spectacles 

Performing Arts and cultural activities.
The world famous french magazine “L’officiel des Spectacles”. Discover all the current cultural and tourist activities in Paris: theatre, concert, cinema, restaurant, typical location and activities for kids in Paris and its suburbs.

Mairie de Paris
Events, music, guides, places, history (in English). Includes online magazines.

Paris Tourism Office
Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris

Le Site officiel de l’Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris
A calendar of events (in French).


Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain Paris
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.


Gallery directories *

Art galleries in Paris.
A guide from France Today.

Arts Lovers’ Paris

Wikipedia: art museums and galleries in Paris.

Association des Galeries, Paris. Galleries in Paris
A finder’s guide to the galleries of Paris.

Guides and portals *

Paris Art
Evenement culturel, agenda culturel.

Paris Wikipedia entry.
Links to Paris attractions and institutions.
Online videos, webcams, photographs, gallery guide.

Paris tour guide.

Paris Tourism Office
Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris

History of Paris *

La Butte Montmartre
History, places of interest, famous cabarets.

The History of Paris

The History of Paris, from the WebMuseum.

L’histoire de Paris

History of Paris. Paris Online



Le magazine à Paris

Montmartre *

La Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre

Espace Dali

Lapin Agile (Site Officiel)

Montmartre District travel guide.

Le Moulin de la Galette

Moulin Rouge

Musée de Montmartre: histoire et vie artistique du quartier de Montmartre.

The history of Montmartre, an art history timeline from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

A videoed walking tour of Montmartre. YouTube

Place du Tertre (360 degree panorama)

Wikipedia entry on Montmartre

Montparnasse *

Montparnasse area travel guide. 

Cimetière de Montparnasse

Modigliani and the Artists of Montparnasse.

Le Musée du Montparnasse

Monuments *

Monuments, landmarks and sightseeing in Paris. 

Museums of Paris *

Le Louvre. Site officiel du Musée du Louvre.

Les Arts Décoratifs

Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume

Grand Palais

Musée de Cluny

Musée d’art érotique

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme

Le Musée Jacquemart-André

Musée Rodin

Musée de l’Orangerie des Tuileries

Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian

Cité de la Musique

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

Espace Dalí

Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain

Fondation Le Corbusier

Grenier des Grands Augustins (Picasso’s former studio)


Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne

Maison de Balzac

Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Musée Bourdelle

Musée Carnavalet

Musée Cognacq-Jay

Musée Dapper

Musee d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme

Musée de la Mode et du Textile

Musee de La Vie Romantique

Musée de l’Erotisme

Musée de l’Homme

Musée des Années Trentes

Musée des Arts et Métiers

Musée des Arts Forains

Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits

Musée Dupuytren

Musée du Luxembourg

Musée et Jardin Départemental Albert Kahn

Musée Grévin

Musée Gustave Moreau

Musée Maillol

Musée Marmottan

Musée Nationale de Céramique-Sèvres

Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires

Musée National du Moyen Age-Thermes de Cluny

Musée National Eugène Delacroix

Musée Picasso

Musée Zadkine

Pinacothèque de Paris.

Museums of the City of Paris Official Site

Musée d’Orsay
The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, 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.

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Pavilion of Art and Design

Petit Palais
Musée des Beaux. Arts de la Ville de Paris

Pompidou Centre. Centre Georges Pompidou

News *

News about the arts from Paris. Paris Muse

Le magazine à Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral . Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris


Pavement art

Pavement art in Paris by S. Jaspert.

Parks and gardens of Paris *

Parks and gardens of Paris, a list from Wikipedia.

Parks and gardens, a guide from The Paris Tourism Centre.

Timeout guide to the ‘best’ parks and gardens in Paris.


Understanding Paris for the Anglo visitor.

Paris Digest. A tourist portal. 
Sighteseeing, getting around Paris, tours, hotels.

Photographs of Paris *

Photographs of Paris
A Photographer’s Guide to Paris.

Photos of Paris
Original photos of Paris by two photographers.
Visions of Paris by Manoko & Violaine Renaudin


Version web du magazine branché art et cultures.W

Wikipedia entry on Paris.