Stroll through the renowned Louvre Museum, one of the world’s largest, and the most visited, museums; then make your way to the Musee d’Orsay to view the impressive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist art. The Pompidou Center was launched as a cultural institution, and you’ll get to explore the modern art it houses. Paris is one of the most amazing art history destinations in the world, and you’ll have five days to explore it by visiting three of the best museums, each an attraction on its own!
The Louvre is the perfect place to take a closer look at formative works from the world’s Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations, and to see first-hand magnificent masterpieces, including the one and only Mona Lisa. What was once a palace during the medieval period is now the Louvre, which houses 35,000 works of art in eight departments in a space that spans more than 645,000 square feet.
Set in the former Gare d’Orsay, an impressive Beaux-Arts railway station that dates back to the late 1800s, the Musee d’Orsay is best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces, known as the largest in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat, Sisley, van Gogh and Gaugin. No trip to the Musee d’Orsay is complete without a visit to van Gogh’s breathtaking Starry Night Over the Rhone.
In 1969, French President Georges Pompidou launched the idea of creating a cultural institution in Paris dedicated to modern art. From Matisse to Chagall, Picasso and Dali, the Pompidou Center hosts a fascinating modern art collect right in the heart of the city! The Centre Georges Pompidou, also known as the Pompidou Centre, houses the Bibliotheque publique d’information, a vast public library, the Musee National d’Art Moderne, which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe, and IRCAM, a center for music and acoustic research. Among the exhibitions that have graced the Pompidou Center are collections by Picasso, Miro, Andy Warhol, and Dali.
While Paris’ museums can mesmerize for days, the rest of the City of Light offers culture and beauty at every turn. Your five-day Metro and Bus Passes grant you unlimited access to Paris, its inner suburbs, La Defense, and Saint-Denis Basilique, so that you can explore the wonderful capital of France inside and out! After days of walking all over the city, you can relax at the Hotel Littre, where you’ll have all the calm, privacy and services you need at your fingertips. The Hotel Littre welcomes you into its charming atmosphere, set in the middle of Paris.