Museums & Art Galleries In Paris & Île-de-France

With over 130 museums in the greater Paris region, choosing which ones to visit takes a bit of planning. Generic lists of ‘must see museums’, or X’s top 30 recommendations often only have a limited value as they are created for broad appeal. Our list of museums and art galleries in Paris attempts to order and rank the various institutions thematically. Any attempt to group disparate museums is going to be problematic, but the following thematic groupings do have some value in showing what is there for you to visit.

World Cultures, Anthropology & Ethnography Museums

Alésia MuséoParc

Not far from Mont Auxois, the location of the Celtic oppidum of Alesia, is the Alésia MuséoParc. With a variety of display techniques and multimedia a circular exhibition space, designed by Bernard Tschumi, tells the Battle of Alesia in September 52 BC in extraordinary detail. Outside is a reconstruction of the system of fortifications built by Caesar to surround and lay siege to the Celtic settlement.

Archaeology Museums in Paris

History Museums in Paris

Museums for Children in Paris

Medicine & Medical History Museums in Paris

Science, technology & Natural History Museums in Paris

Art Museums & Galleries in Paris