The Museums of Paris

The museums of Paris are great attractions to visit, especially if it’s cold and wet outside (as it is when we were visiting) or if one is traveling with very small children (as we were :-)).

The Louvre was the first museum that we visited. One of the benefits of visiting in the off season is that we did not encounter mad crowds. And as we were traveling with a little child, we did not have to stand in the general queue to enter.

We also got to see the Mona Lisa at leisure. In addition, the vast spaces of the Louvre meant that my little one could easily stretch her legs.

The second museum we visited was the Musee d’Orsay. Good collection of art in an iconic setting. Here is an image of the famous clock there.

Clock - Musee d'Orsay
Clock – Musee d’Orsay

The final museum we visited (not counting the Palace of Versailles that I will cover in a separate post) was the Musee de l’Orangerie. Both my wife and I are fans of Impressionist paintings, so we enjoyed our visit to this relatively small, but beautiful museum.


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