Archive for the ‘Museums’ Category
Practical info, exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou
An excerpt from Roberto Rossellini’s documentary Beaubourg (1977) about the opening of the Centre Pompidou and the transformation that the neighborhood underwent.
With over 150 million visitors since its opening in 1977, the Centre Pompidou is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who decided its creation.
Tomorrow is Ascension Day, a public holiday in France, and that means the municipal museums in Paris are closed. Not to worry, however, as many Parisian museums will be open, to wit:
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C'est beau le Petit Palais la nuit par mairiedeparis
Displaying a notable collection of sculptures and paintings, the Petit Palais is a museum that was originally built along with the Grand Palais for the Universal Exposition of 1900. It now houses the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, and displays works of art by Rembrandt, Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, Claude Gellée, Fragonard, Hubert Robert, Greuze, Ingres, Géricault, Delacroix, Courbet, Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, Cezanne, Modigliani, Carpeaux, Maillol, Rodin and others.
List of exhibitions & practical information here.
Paris has a lot to offer in the way of culture, with over 140 museums covering almost any topic you can think of. One needs time to see just a handful of them, not to mention money to cover all of the entrance fees. The good news is that there are many that open their doors free to the public, everyday, year-round. Below we’ve provided an extensive list of 23 excellent cultural attractions you can visit without breaking your budget.
Along with the Thermes de Cluny, the Arènes de Lutèce are the only vestige left of the early Romans of Lutèce. This former amphitheater, likely first constructed in the first century AD, and reconstructed again in the 6th century, could contain more than 15000 people. The ruins were discovered at the end of the 18th century, and thanks to its classification as a Historical Monument, the Arènes de Lutèce can now be visited everyday for free.
Located in the fifth arrondissement police headquarters, the Le musée de la préfecture de police traces the history of the Paris police from the the epoch of L’ancien régime to today. 2000 unique objects are presented that evoke the history of Paris.