French culture

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Museums in Paris by district

1st District

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli
Paris 75001
Metro: Palais Royal
+33 (0)1.44.55.57.50
Installed in a wing of the Louvre, a superb semi-private museum devoted to French decorative arts from the Middle Ages to current-day design.
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Musée de la Mode et du Textile
107 rue de Rivoli Paris 75001
Metro: Tuileries.
+33 (0)1.44. 55. 57.50
A fashion and fabric museum that is part of the semi-private museum group Les Arts Décoratifs, installed in a wing of the Louvre.
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Musée de la Publicité
107 rue de Rivoli Paris 75001
Metro: Tuileries.
+33 (0)1 44 55 57 50
A museum of advertising and poster art, part of the semi-private Les Arts Décoratifs museum group.
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Musée de l’Orangerie
Place de la Concorde Paris 75001
Metro: Concorde.
+33 (0)1.44.77.80.07.
The beautifully renovated museum in the Tuileries Gardens is famed for its spectacular series of Monet’s Water Lilies and the Walter-Guillaume collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century art.
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Musée du Louvre
Metro: Palais Royal
+33 (0)1.40.20.50.50
The museum’s comprehensive collections cover the history of art from Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities to mid-19th-century European painting and sculpture, including Oriental, Islamic and primitive art and the monumental medieval remains of the Louvre itself.
Information English/Spanish
01.40.20.53.17.
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2nd District

Bibliothèque Nationale
11 quai François Mauriac,
Paris 75013
Metro: Quai de la Gare
+33 (0)1.47.03.81.26
The French national library, offering regular temporary art and history exhibits, now divided between the 19th-century Richelieu site and the new glass towers of the Mitterrand site.
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