Not the Louvre: An Alternative Guide to Paris’ Museums

by Marisa Morrison
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Marisa Morrison

Marisa is a magazine journalism student at Boston University's College of Communication graduating in May 2011 and an aspiring fashion editor. Her résumé includes internships at Teen Vogue, Ralph Lauren Collection, Rag & Bone and Delia's, as well as a few freelance assistant styling gigs. She spent Spring 2010 in Paris, where she interned for Women's Wear Daily's Paris bureau. She is also a co-founder of The Buzz, Boston University's student lifestyle magazine. Feel free to contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @theNeonTeaParty. View Marisa Morrison's Website

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17 comments on “Not the Louvre: An Alternative Guide to Paris’ Museums

Great post, which remains very actual in fact !
thanks !!

I love this!! I cannot wait to see them next time I’m in Paris. Such a great date idea…

How smart to offer lunch with museum admission at the musée du vin! I did not know this, definitely moving up on my list..

l’Orangerie is my favorite!! I could sit in those round rooms forever.

forget to say that I haven’t visited the Musée du Vin… but I learned much about it via other media posts and it sure looks tempting! 🙂
A votre santé

a most useful post and you’re right about everything – although the Musée d’Orsay will stay my lifelong best (museum) friend, your other features are delightful and ever so worth a visit.
Another great fave of mine (and free) is the Petit Palais with its delightful calm inner courtyard – heaven in Paris! (And an absolutely wonderful cafeteria… priceless for those girlie meetings!)

There are so many places to see in Paris. Now all I need is more time. Even after all my years in the city, I still have not been to every one of these. Rodin is a fabulous museum. I also like Carnavalet and of course the Picasso museum can’t be missed. – Erica

WOW… i can’t wait to go and check these places out… Went to a few museums last year and its nice to know of some other ones to head too!

helpful post 🙂 x

I’m a huge fan of the Museé Rodin and l’Orangerie too. There’s a great little sandpit area for the kids to play up the back of the Rodin Musem gardens too!

And I can’t believe after living in Paris for 7 years I never visited Musée Marmottan. The wine museum is on the list for the next trip.

One of my other faves is Jeu de Paume, it’s fabulous and has wonderful photography exhibitions!!

Haven’t checked out the decorative arts or wine museum yet–next trip! Adore L’Orangerie and need to get back to the Rodin–haven’t been since a very rainy January day!

The Marmottan is amazing, and I finally got to the L’Orangerie on my last visit, since all other times it was being renovated. Breathtaking!

The Musée Rodin is one of my favorite spots in the world. It’s so quiet and peaceful, and there’s a little café tucked back in the garden, too — it’s a lovely place to sit with a coffee and croissant and relax. You completely forget you’re in the middle of the city.

Simply Luxurious

Thank you this list. I especially am keen on the Musee de Vin – what a wonderful way to end a day of touring the beautiful city of Paris. 🙂

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