Known the world over as La ville de l’Amour (‘the City of Love’), Paris remains the Mecca for art lovers around the globe, with a plethora of world-renowned art galleries for the cultured traveller.
While Musée du Louvre and Centre Pompidou receive millions of visitors every year, the quaint boulevards of the 16th district (arrondissement) of Paris hide several exquisite works of art that may be appreciated by more recondite tastes. However, anyone who wishes to carefully explore this cultivated corner should plan a holiday of at least a few weeks as there is plenty to see and cherish.
Musée Marmottan Monet
The perfect place to begin a survey of the artistic offerings of the 16th Arrondissement is Musée Marmottan Monet, which features the largest collection of paintings by the prolific French Impressionist Claude Monet. This museum showcases Monet’s famous work Impression, Sunrise (1872), which gave rise to the Impressionist movement.
Other works by legendary artists such as Eugène Delacroix, Édouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, and Auguste Rodin are also housed in this venerated gallery. Most of the exhibit rooms have wheelchair access and there is disabled parking available on site. The museum is a short walk from the La Muette or Ranelagh metro stations and is accessible by various local buses and the RER.
Museum Of Asian Arts
A short distance away from Musée Marmottan Monet is Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet, which features one of the largest collections of Asian art in Europe. Featuring ancient porcelain art, paintings, pottery, and sculptures from Afghan, Chinese, Indian, and Japanese cultures, Guimet Museum’s collection of artifacts is set apart by its expansive layout and elaborate lighting design, which prodigiously present the rich heritage of art from various Eastern civilizations.
Insatiable enthusiasts and experts can continue their examination of the development of Asian art at the nearby Musée d’Ennery, which contains over 6,000 works of art consisting of Kyoto ceramics, porcelain from the East India Company, and Japanese netsuke from the seventeenth century.
Paris Museum Of Modern Art
Admirers of modern and contemporary art will be interested in a visit to the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAMVP), which comprises over 12,000 works of art from the twentieth century.
Some of the most prominent works of Pierre Bonnard, Raoul Dufy, Marcel Duchamp, Zeng Fanzhi, and Henri Matisse are displayed in MAMVP’s permanent collection, which is free to access. This museum’s collections are ingeniously curated and its large open spaces are ideal for displaying the large-scale works of recent masters, such as the Zao Wou-Ki exhibition in early 2019.
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For a holiday worthy of an art savant, Poincaré presents an excellent getaway in the most prestigious district of Paris.