Posted by: Angela Buer | February 15, 2009

Paris Museums, Cathedrals and Sites

Here is a list of some of the sites and museums I visited in Paris. My mom and dad, who make fairly frequent trips, have a much longer list I will include later.

Musée du Louvre
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 40 20 57 60‎
Website: http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp?bmLocale=en

Musée d’ Orsay
62, rue de Lille
75007 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 40 49 48 14‎
Website: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
6 Parvis Notre-Dame
Place Jean-Paul II
75004 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 34 56 10
Website: http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/-English-

Sainte-Chapelle
Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris, France
Website: (travel site) http://www.sacred-destinations.com/france/paris-sainte-chapelle.htm

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  1. Thanks, mom, for the additional info for this blog:

    Musée du Moyen Âge – Thermes et Hôtel de Cluny
    place Paul Painlevé
 75005 Paris
    Information on 33 (0)1 53 73 78 00 (switchboard and voice server) and on 33 (0)1 53 73 78 16 (reception)
    Website: http://www.musee-moyenage.fr/ang/index.html

    Great, little museum filled with art from the Middle Ages, with works evoking everyday life from that time. It is the home of the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, and 1st century Gallo-Roman thermal baths. Also displayed are the original sculpture heads of the Kings of Judea from Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. Many sculptures were mutilated and ripped from the cathedral during the French Revolution. These heads have been brought together by a series of extraordinary coincidences, particularly the discovery in 1977 of dozens of statues and fragments in the basement of a Parisian bank. These are the originals from the cathedral, which now displays reproductions.

    Musée de l’Orangerie
    Jardin des Tuileries 75001 Paris
    Tel: 01 44 77 80 07
    Website: http://en.parisinfo.com/museum-monuments/305/musee-de-l-orangerie

    Museum contains a wonderful collection of the Impressionist painters, including Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse, Derain, Modigliani, Soutine, Utrillo and Laurencin.

    A circular room on the 2nd floor holds Monet’s “Water Lillies”, with seating in the center of the room so the viewer is taken into a wonderful contemplation and meditation of this work.

    Musée de Monnaie de Paris

    11, quai de Conti
75270 Paris
    Tél : +33 (0)1.40.46.56.66
    Website: http://www.monnaiedeparis.com/


    This museum is the French Mint. It has fascinating displays showing how coinage was produced from the 1st century to the present day. The mint still produces coins, and special commemorative coins can be ordered from them.


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