Their collections will make you shout "oh là là!"
Take one stroll through the historic alleyways and manicured gardens of Paris, and it’s undeniable why the French capital is celebrated as a world-renowned center of creativity. From its stunning examples of Gothic architecture as seen in the Sainte-Chapelle to its riveting monuments such as Fontaine Saint-Michel, it’s no wonder prominent artists like Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, and Pablo Picasso flooded to the City of Light to practice and hone their crafts.
Today, the city boasts roughly 130 museums, representing a comprehensive range of styles and mediums, across its 20 arrondissements. And while some Parisian museums have garnered more attention than others (we’re looking at you, the Louvre), there are a multitude of hidden gems throughout the city offering world-class exhibitions and collections.
Whether you're a contemporary art buff or a lover of natural history, we've got you covered with this list of 15 best museums in Paris (as well as these other distinguished museums and institutions around the globe).