Paris, France is the undisputed art capital of the western world for centuries. Many trailblazing, perspective-altering artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, and a lot more lived in France over the years. Their work is found within the country’s several galleries. 

World’s best art can be found in France. It is home to a variety of museums from the Louvre to the Fondation Maeght. The galleries have art from the famous French works of the impressionists to contemporary pieces by the stars today.  

Some of the art galleries in France are:

1. The Louvre

Location: Paris

The Louvre is the world’s largest as well as most visited museum. It is said to be a city in a city with a multi-level maze of galleries, passageways, staircases, and escalators. The Louvre is a masterpiece in itself. It has a collection of brilliant artworks added from one century to another. 

There are around 35,000 works of art and artifacts on display which are divided into eight departments and housed across three wings.

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2. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

Location: Paris

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin is a contemporary art gallery found by Emmanuel Perrotin. The gallery has expanded in recent years. It represents over 56 artists and has collaborated with musicians as well.

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3. Musée d’Orsay

Location: Paris

Originally built as a train station, Musee d’Orsay has the collection of most unforgettable art, ranging from the late 19th to early 20th century. It showcases a range of different artworks including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, photography, architecture, and graphic arts.

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4. Centre Pompidou

Location: Paris

Every year, around twenty exhibitions are organized in the museum containing over 70,000 works in its collection. Centre Pompidou has specified areas for children, teenagers, and families. It is also home to a public reference library, a documentary research and information center, and an acoustic/music research and coordination institute.

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5. Musée Marmottan

Location: Paris

The Musee Marmottan became home to Mote’s iconic Impression, Sunrise. It became the universal legatee of Claude Monet via his son.

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6. Musée de l’Orangerie 

Location: Paris

Musee de l’Orangerie is housed in a magnificent building as an orangery, which sits on the banks of the River Seine. It features a very impressive collection of impressionist paintings.

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7. Musée Picasso

Location: Paris

Initially, the gallery consisted of some 50 works. Picasso’s family and friends donated the works they owned or inherited by Picasso. Now, this gallery has thousands of artworks. Picasso Paris plays a critical role in internationally presenting Picasso’s work and modern art in general.

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8. Templon

Location: Paris

Founded by Daniel Templon in 1966, exhibiting conceptual and minimal artists. Later Daniel Templon became one of the pioneers of contemporary art.

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9. Palais De Tokyo

Location: Paris

Palais De Tokyo was constructed in 2002. The joyfulness, liveliness, and adventurous approach makes it stand out. This site became one of the largest sites which was dedicated to contemporary art. 

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10. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

Location: Paris

The Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais art museum spaces located in Grand Palais. They are home to major art exhibits and cultural events and are open six days a week.

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