The Louvre Museum, with its spectacular glass pyramid, is an icon of Paris and one of the world's most-visited cultural sites. Its vast and rich collections encompass all ages: from antiquity (the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory) and the Renaissance (the Mona Lisa, works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Titian) to 19th-century French masterpieces. The Louvre-Lens project, now underway, will see more of the enormous collection out of storage and on display at a second site in north Paris.
The museum was originally the main Royal Palace in Paris, and was built on the site of an earlier royal fortress, whose remains can be seen on the ground floor. Napoleon, who preferred the Palace of Fontainbleau, turned the Louvre into a repository for all the artworks he looted from throughout Europe - and it remains today one the top three museums in the world, alongside the British Museum and the Hermitage.
The Luxembourg Museum in Paris, France presents a wide range of high quality exhibitions.
The Musee d'Orsay in Paris, is housed in the former Orsay Railway station. The museum displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914.
The Pompidou Museum has one of leading collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe.
The Musée Maillol is dedicated to the sculptor, woodworker and artist, Aristide Maillol and was founded by Dina Vierny his model in 1995.
This museum was chosen and arranged by Claude Monet to showcase his masterpieces "Nympheas. The museum also includes a large gift of masterpieces.