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Ga­lerie Bern­heim-Je­une The Bern­heims or­gan­ised Van Gogh’s first Paris ex­hibit and also pre­sented Cézanne, Matisse and oth­ers. Now run by descen­dants of the founder, the gallery ex­hibits con­tem­po­rary artists and pub­lishes art books. Tue-Sat 10:30am-12:30pm & 2:30pm-6:30pm. 83 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré (8th), M° Miromes­nil Ga­lerie Daniel Tem­plon A con­tem­po­rary gallery fea­tur­ing es­tab­lished and up-and-com­ing artists. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. 30 rue Beaubourg (3rd), M° Ram­buteau Ga­lerie de Jonckheere Mu­seum-qual­ity 16th and 17th-cen­tury Flem­ish paint­ings, in­clud­ing works by the Breughels and Cranach the El­der. Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm. 100 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré (8th), M° Miromes­nil Ga­lerie Le­long This quin­tes­sen­tial Parisian gallery fea­tures the works of lead­ing con­tem­po­rary artists. Tues-Fri 10:30am-6pm. Sat 2pm-6:30pm. 13 rue de Téhéran (8th), M° Miromes­nil Ga­lerie Maeght This land­mark Parisian gallery opened in 1946 and presents ex­hi­bi­tions of lead­ing mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary artists. There is also a su­perb book­store car­ry­ing art books, fine art posters and lith­o­graphs. Mon 10am-6pm. Tues-Sat 9:30am-7pm. 42 rue du Bac (7th), M° Rue du Bac Ga­lerie Malingue This pres­ti­gious gallery has been wel­com­ing dis­cern­ing art col­lec­tors for over three decades. With three lofty ex­hi­bi­tion rooms, it prof­fers a jour­ney into the Mod­ern Art adventure. Renoir, Cézanne, Pi­casso, Dali, Miró are all found in this fine and sub­lime house of art. Tues-Fri 10:30am-12:30pm & 2:30pm-6:30pm, Mon (and Sat only dur­ing ex­hi­bi­tions) 2:30pm-6:30pm. 26 ave Matignon (8th), M° Franklin D. Roo­sevelt Ga­lerie Mar­ian Good­man The Paris branch of the renowned New York gallery. Artists in­clude John Baldessari, Chris­tian Boltan­ski. Giuseppe Penone, Ger­hard Richter, Jeff Wall. Tues-Sat 11am-7pm. 79 rue du Tem­ple (3rd), M° Ram­buteau Ga­lerie Nathalie Oba­dia This con­tem­po­rary gallery fea­tures fine, col­lectable works by both es­tab­lished and up-and-com­ing artists. Mon-Sat 11am-7pm. 3 rue du Cloître Sain­tMerri (4th), M° Hô­tel de VIlle Ga­lerie NMar­iño This so­phis­ti­cated and wel­com­ing gallery in the Marais neigh­bour­hood spe­cialises in geo­met­ric ab­strac­tion and ki­netic art. The house show­cases both con­firmed and emerg­ing tal­ents and reg­u­larly hosts tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions in ad­di­tion to its per­ma­nent col­lec­tions. Wil­liam Bar­bosa, Martha Boto and Hans Kot­ter are among the artists rep­re­sented by the gallery. Tues-Sat 1pm-6pm. 8 rue des Cou­tures Saint-Ger­vais (3rd), M° Saint-Sébastien-Frois­sart Ga­lerie Ol­wen For­est Gallery ex­hibit­ing vin­tage cos­tume, cou­ture jew­els and Art Deco crys­tal jew­ellery, as well as jewells cre­ated by de­sign­ers such as Elsa Schi­a­par­elli and Coco Chanel. Jew­ellery made for the cinema and a se­lec­tion of vin­tage jew­els telling the story of rock and roll. Per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion Erot­ica/ Ex­ot­ica, fea­tur­ing vin­tage pieces jux­ta­pos­ing the two themes. From Sat-Mon. St-Ouen Flea Mar­ket, Marché Ser­pette, 110 rue des Rosiers, St-Ouen. M° Porte de Clig­nan­court Ga­lerie Po­lad-Har­douin This con­tem­po­rary art gallery nes­tled in the heart of the Marais of­fers a spa­cious set­ting for over 30 artists, both es­tab­lished and emerg­ing. Works with strong pic­to­rial choices are fea­tured here. The gallery re­mains faith­ful to the New Fig­u­ra­tion move­ment. Con­fer­ences an­i­mated by spe­cial­ists are or­gan­ised through­out the year. Tues-Sat 11am-7pm. 86 rue Quin­cam­poix (3rd), M° Ram­buteau Ga­lerie Russkiy Mir This well-ap­pointed gallery fea­tures works by con­tem­po­rary Rus­sian artists in­clud­ing Ana­toly Poutill­ine, Masha Sch­midt, Ma­rina Niko­laeva, An­drei Tyr­tysh­nikov and Vladimir Si­chov. 7 rue Miromes­nil (8th), M° Miromes­nil Ga­lerie Sch­mit Three gen­er­a­tions of art ex­perts present mu­seum qual­ity paint­ings by 19th and 20th cen­tury French masters. Cov­er­ing pe­ri­ods from the im­pres­sion­ists, the fauves, the Cu­bists and oth­ers. Mon-Fri, 10am-12:30pm/2pm-6pm. 396 rue St-Honoré (1st), M° Con­corde Opera Gallery Mod­ern Masters: Botero, Cha­gall, Léger, Calder and Pi­casso, and a se­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary artists: Brasilier, Corda, Mach, Kusama and Joe Black. Art pieces ex­hib­ited in a gallery space ide­ally sit­u­ated in the Tri­an­gle d’Or. Open Mon to Sat 10am-7.30pm; Sun 11:30am-7pm. 62 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré (8th), M°Con­corde Aquar­ium de Paris (Cinéaqua) Dis­cover the world of the sea at this de­light­ful aquar­ium. Daily 10am-7pm, first Sat of the month un­til 10pm, last tick­ets one hour be­fore closing. 5 ave Al­bert de Mun (16th), M° Iéna Canal Saint-Martin This trendy Parisian neigh­bour­hood has a wide ar­ray of bars, restau­rants and eclec­tic shops lining the sides of this func­tion­ing canal which links the Vil­lette basin to the Ar­se­nal port. Quai de Jemmapes/Quai de Valmy (10th). M° République Dis­ney­land Paris With 2 Dis­ney Parks, filled with more than 50 at­trac­tions, shows and pa­rades, a day at Dis­ney­land Paris will set pulses rac­ing among even the most sea­soned thrill-seeker. Around 35 min from Paris by train (Na­tion sta­tion), RER A to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy Les Étoiles du Rex Travel to the heart of cinema. A unique and in­ter­ac­tive visit into the mag­i­cal world of cinema and into the back­stage of the largest movie theatre in Europe. Fab­u­lous fun and en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily. WedSun 10am-7pm in­clud­ing bank hol­i­days and ev­ery­day dur­ing French school hol­i­days. 1 blvd Pois­son­nière (2nd), M° Bonne Nou­velle Le Manoir de Paris The ur­ban leg­ends of Paris come to life in this haunted manor house and listed his­toric mon­u­ment. Fri 6pm-10pm & Sat, Sun 3pm-7pm. 18 rue de Par­adis (10th), M° Château d’Eau Parc Zoologique de Paris This beau­ti­ful zoo presents in 16 nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ments some 1,000 an­i­mals, birds, mam­mals, rep­tiles, amphibians and fish rep­re­sent­ing 180 species. En­trance lo­cated at the cor­ner of the ave Daumes­nil and the Route de Cein­ture du lac Daumes­nil (12th), M° Château de Vin­cennes then 46 bus to zoo.

Paris Story A fun and ed­u­ca­tional way to dis­cover the city of Paris through an ex­cep­tional au­dio­vi­sual pre­sen­ta­tion. Daily 10am-6pm, pro­jec­tion ev­ery hour on the hour. 11bis rue Scribe (9th), M° Opéra/Chaussée d’Antin Pav­il­lons de Bercy Dis­cover a dec­o­ra­tive and di­verse won­der­land re­plete with a Theatre of Mar­vels, a fan­tas­tic gar­den and a mu­seum de­voted to rides and at­trac­tions found in amuse­ment fairs from 1850 to 1950. 53 ave des Ter­roirs de France (12th), M° Cour Saint-Emil­lion Bateaux Parisiens Gi­ant glass-roofed tour boats de­part­ing ev­ery hour on the hour, 10am-10pm (ex­cept 1pm & 7:30pm). Lunch and din­ner cruises also avail­able. Port de la Bour­don­nais (7th), M° Tro­cadéro Bateaux-Mouches The leg­endary com­pany has been of­fer­ing cruises on the Seine river for decades. Dou­bledeck boats pro­vide an un­usual ap­proach to Paris mon­u­ments. De­par­tures ev­ery 45 min, 11am-9pm. For din­ner cruises please see the Dining sec­tion. Pont de l’Alma (8th), M° Alma-Marceau Ba­to­bus A sleek “shut­tle boat” mak­ing 8 stops in­clud­ing the Eif­fel Tower, the Lou­vre, the Jardin des Plantes and the Town Hall. 10:30am-7pm. Paris Luxury Boat En­joy an orig­i­nal and ro­man­tic cruise on board your own pri­vate boat. En­sconced in a ma­hogany Riva run­about of the 1960s en­joy the Seine and the heart of Paris. The cap­tain and bilin­gual host­ess wel­come you on board with bev­er­ages and canapés. Reser­va­tions re­quired, 5 per­sons max­i­mum. River Limou­sine Take in a pri­vate cruise on the Seine on board a cus­tom-built lux­u­ri­ous boat re­plete with a sa­lon and a bot­tle of cham­pagne. Reser­va­tions re­quired. Vedettes de Paris Of­fer­ing one-hour cruises de­part­ing from the Eif­fel Tower. 11am-11:30am & 1:30pm-6pm, boats 30 min apart. Spe­cial theme cruises also avail­able in­clud­ing a cham­pagne tast­ing cruise. Port de Suf­fren (7th), M° Bir Hakeim/RER C Champs de Mars Yachts de Paris The most lux­u­ri­ous of all the river boats. Pri­vate cruises, par­ties, re­cep­tions as well as nightly gourmet din­ner cruises. Port Henri IV (4th), M° Pont de Sully Au­vers sur Oise The French coun­try­side and the vil­lage where Van Gogh spent the last months of his life are just 27 km from Paris. In town you can visit a 17th cen­tury chateau and the Mai­son Van Gogh (open Mar through Oct). SNCF from Gare du Nord to Val­mon­dois, then change for Au­vers-sur-Oise (about 1 hr 15 min) Chartres The town of Chartres is known for its splen­did cathe­dral with mag­nif­i­cent stained glass win­dows. You can also visit the Cen­tre In­ter­na­tional du Vi­trail, a work­shop and mu­seum de­voted to stained glass which is unique in Europe. SNCF from Gare Mont­par­nasse (about 1 hr); last re­turn train to Paris about 9pm. Château de Fon­tainebleau A res­i­dence of the French kings from the 12th to the 19th cen­tury, this royal château is fa­mous for its su­perb Re­nais­sance decor by Ital­ian artists. Wed-Mon 9:30am-5pm. SNCF Gran­des Lignes from Gare de Lyon to Fon­tainebleauAvon (40 min), then a short bus or shut­tle ride from the sta­tion. Château de Ver­sailles Louis XIV’s mag­nif­i­cent palace, with the Hall of Mir­rors, Grands Ap­parte­ments and Le Nôtre’s su­perb gar­dens. The Chateau is open Tue-Sun 9am-6:00pm. Gar­dens open daily 8 am to sun­set; free. Av­enue Rock­e­feller. RER C to Ver­sailles Chateau Rive Gauche Château et Do­maine de Chan­tilly North of Paris, a 16th-cen­tury royal château with a beau­ti­ful park and a fab­u­lous art col­lec­tion. Mon-Sun 10:30am-5pm. SNCF at the Gare du Nord (25 min) or RER D to Chan­tilly– Gou­vieux (45 min) then take the free bus no. 15 marked “Sen­lis” to the château. Château de Vaux le Vi­comte This unique es­tate with its 17th cen­tury cas­tle and for­mal French gar­dens is one of the most beau­ti­ful in France. The cas­tle’s vast French gar­dens, punc­tu­ated by foun­tains and wa­ter basins, are re­garded as royal gar­dener An­dre Le Nôtre’s mas­ter­work. By car 55 km from Paris. Maincy 77950, Giverny En­ter into the world of the Im­pres­sion­ists in this dreamy vil­lage west of Paris where Claude Monet ar­rived in 1883. This lit­tle spot in Nor­mandy is also rich in cas­tles, mills, gar­dens and a wealth of mu­se­ums. Monet’s home, gar­dens and the im­mor­tal­ized wa­ter lily ponds re­main, all opened to the public at the Fondation Claude Monet. 84 rue Claude Monet, SNCF from the Gare St. Lazare to Gare de Ver­non, 45 min­utes, then the No. 240 bus to Giverny. La Mai­son Vig­no­bles & Chateaux Dis­cover the art of tast­ing Bordeaux wine and the di­ver­sity of its vin­tages in this wel­com­ing estab­lish­ment lo­cated in the me­dieval town of Saint-Emil­lion. A large se­lec­tion of fine Bordeaux wines is avail­able in the bou­tique and tast­ing cour­ses are given at the Ecole du Vin de Sain­tEmil­lion. Pri­vate classes and a spe­cial wine day can also be booked. 4 rue du Clocher, Sain­tEmil­ion, SNCF TGV train from the Gare Mont­par­nasse to the Gare de Li­bourne (3 hours), 10 km to Saint- Emil­ion, by train, taxi or car. Musée Na­tional du Chateau de Mal­mai­son This de­light­ful 17th cen­tury cas­tle on the out­skirts of Paris was the ru­ral home of Josephine and Napoleon Bon­a­parte. 10am-12:30pm/13:30pm5:45pm/Un­til 6:15pm Sat & Sun. Closed Tues. Ave du château de Mal­mai­son, Metro or RER to la Défense then bus 258 to the stop Château Troyes A de­light­ful small city in the heart of the Cham­pagne coun­try. Nar­row streets of half- tim­bered houses with gabled roofs and pri­vate man­sions dat­ing from the Re­nais­sance are an in­te­gral part of the charm of this quin­tes­sen­tial pro­vin­cial town, which be­came the seat of the Counts of Cham­pagne in the 9th cen­tury. The city is doted with a fine ar­ray of mu­se­ums, a su­perb cathe­dral and spec­tac­u­lar churches. Di­rect trains de­part reg­u­larly from the Gare de l’Est (about 90 min­utes).

scenic Bois de Boulogne re­plete with rides, ex­hi­bi­tions, pavil­ions, a pup­pet theatre, a rid­ing academy, restau­rants and pic­nic grounds. Daily 10am-6pm. Ave du Ma­hatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne (16th), M° Les Sablons Jardin des Tui­leries This vast park filled with peace­ful wide al­ley­ways for strolling and an oc­tag­o­nal wa­ter basin of­fers a place for a prom­e­nade be­tween the Pyramide du Lou­vre and the Place de la Con­corde. Sculp­tures by Mail­lol, Rodin, Dubuf­fet and Louise Bour­geois are among the jew­els set in th­ese re­fresh­ing gar­dens. Jardin des Tui­leries (1st), M° Con­corde Jardin du Lux­em­bourg Th­ese lovely gar­dens were built upon the ini­tia­tive of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612. They are com­posed of both English and French gar­dens, a large pond an or­chard of old vin­tage fruit trees and an apiary. Ac­tiv­i­ties for adults in­clude chess, ten­nis and re­mote con­trol boats while chil­dren can a pup­pet theatre, rides and slides. Rue de Médi­cis - Rue de Vau­gi­rard (6th), M° Odéon phi­lan­thropist who hired pi­o­neer pho­tog­ra­phers to doc­u­ment life around the world. The per­ma­nent col­lec­tion in­cludes 72,000 glass­plate au­tochromes. From 1909 to 1931, the phi­lan­thropist Kahn sent re­porters all over the world to doc­u­ment the life­styles of in­dige­nous peo­ples that he be­lieved would soon dis­ap­pear. 14 rue du Port, Boulogne-Bil­lan­court, M° Boulogne-Pont de St-Cloud Cen­tre Ge­orges Pom­pi­dou France’s top mod­ern art mu­seum, with some 56,000 works by more than 5000 artists. WedMon 11am-9pm, (last tick­ets 8pm). Place Ge­orges Pom­pi­dou (4th), M° Ram­buteau La Cité de l’Ar­chi­tec­ture et du Pat­ri­moine The Palais de Chail­lot now houses the Mu­seum col­lec­tion of French Mon­u­ments as part of the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion in the Pav­il­lon de Tête, while the tem­po­rary ex­hibits are housed in the left wing of the Pav­il­lon d’About. The mu­seum is com­posed of three Ga­leries: Ga­lerie des Moulages, Ga­lerie des Pein­tures and Ga­leries d’Ar­chi­tec­ture Moderne et Con­tem­po­raine. Book­store, restau­rant and cafe on the premises. Mon, Wed, Fri 12pm - 8pm, Thur 12pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm. Palais de Chail­lot, 1 Place du Tro­cadero et du 11 Novem­bre (16th), M° Tro­cadéro Espace Dali In the heart of Mont­martre, the only per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion, in France, en­tirely de­voted to the mas­ter of Sur­re­al­ism, and more par­tic­u­larly to his sculp­tures and en­grav­ings. Daily 10am-6pm. 11 rue Poul­bot (18th), M° Abbesses/ An­vers Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Con­tem­po­rain A con­tem­po­rary art cen­tre de­signed by Jean Nou­vel with an ex­cel­lent book shop and lovely gar­den. Tue 11am-10pm, Wed-Sun 11am-8pm. 261 blvd Ra­s­pail (14th), M° Ra­s­pail Fondation Louis Vuit­ton This cul­tural in­sti­tu­tion in the Bois de Boulogne is de­voted to con­tem­po­rary art and cre­ation. Ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces dis­play per­ma­nent col­lec­tions and tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions. 8 ave du Ma­hatma Gandhi (16th), M° Sablons Fondation Mona Bis­marck Founded in the 1980s by the Countess Mona Bis­marck to en­cour­age scholas­tic and artis­tic ex­changes be­tween Amer­i­cans and the French. Sat noon-6:30pm. 34 ave de New York (16th), M° Alma-Marceau Ga­leries Na­tionales du Grand Palais Na­tional art gal­leries in the glass-roofed ex­hibit hall built for the 1900 World’s Fair. ThuMon 10am-8pm, Wed to 10pm. 3 ave Général Eisen­hower (8th), M° Champs-ElyséesCle­menceau In­sti­tut du Monde Arabe De­signed by ar­chi­tect Jean Nou­vel, a cul­tural cen­ter and mu­seum of Arab and Is­lamic arts. Tue-Sun 10am-6pm; Li­brary: Tues-Sat 1pm-8pm. 1 rue des Fossés-St-Bernard (5th), M° Jussieu Musée Car­navalet A won­der­ful mu­seum of Paris his­tory in two ad­join­ing 16th and 17th-cen­tury pri­vate man­sions in the Marais. Tue-Sun 10am-6 pm. Tue-Sun 10am- 6pm. 23 rue de Sévi­gné (3rd), M° St-Paul Musée d’Art et d’His­toire du Ju­daisme A beau­ti­ful mu­seum of Jewish art and his­tory in a 17th cen­tury man­sion. Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Hô­tel de St-Aig­nan, 71 rue du Tem­ple (3rd), M° Hô­tel de Ville Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris The city’s mod­ern art mu­seum of­fers a per­ma­nent col­lec­tion cov­er­ing the en­tire 20th cen­tury. Tue-Sun 10am-6 pm. 11 ave du Prési­dent Wil­son (16th), M° Alma-Marceau/ Tro­cadéro Musée d’Or­say A dramatically ren­o­vated for­mer train sta­tion de­voted to 19th and 20th cen­tury art, in­clud­ing the Im­pres­sion­ists, Manet, Van Gogh and Gau­guin. Tue-Sun 9:30am-6pm, last tick­ets at 5pm. 1 rue de la Lé­gion d’Hon­neur (7th), M° Solférino Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Here you will find 350 au­then­tic aero­planes, 1,000 scale mod­els, thou­sands of works of art and one of the finest col­lec­tions of air­craft in the world rang­ing from 17th cen­tury bal­loons to the Con­corde. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Aéro­port de ParisLe Bour­get, 93352 Le Bour­get, Take the num­ber 350 bus from the Gare du Nord di­rectly to the mu­seum. Musée de l’Orangerie In the heart of Paris in the Tui­leries Gar­den this com­pletely ren­o­vated mu­seum al­lows the vis­i­tor to dis­cover the spec­tac­u­lar en­sem­ble of Monet’s Wa­ter Lilies in nat­u­ral light­ing as well as the 144 works of art in the Wal­ter-Guil­laume Col­lec­tion (in­clud­ing Renoir, Cézanne, Modigliani, Matisse, Pi­casso, Derain, Sou­tine). Wed-Mon 9am- 6pm. Jardin des Tui­leries, en­trance Place de la Con­corde (1st), M° Con­corde Musée de la Magie A fan­tasy world awaits in this space de­voted to magic. Be­neath 16th cen­tury vaulted cel­lars are op­ti­cal il­lu­sions, magic art and more. The visit winds up with a su­perb magic show. Wed, Sat,

Sun and school hol­i­days. 2pm-7pm. Paul (4th), M° Saint-Paul Musée de la Vie Ro­man­tique A lovely 19th cen­tury home and gar­den with me­men­tos of Ge­orge Sand and paint­ings by Ary Scheffer. Tue-Sun 10am-6 pm. 16 rue Chap­tal (9th), M° Blanche Musée des Arts Dé­co­rat­ifs A semi-pri­vate mu­seum with a fab­u­lous col­lec­tion of dec­o­ra­tive arts-fur­ni­ture, house­wares, ce­ram­ics and porce­lain, paint­ings and ob­jets d’art, dat­ing from the late Mid­dle Ages to 21st cen­tury de­sign, in­clud­ing a dozen sump­tu­ously fur­nished pe­riod rooms. Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm, Thu un­til 9pm. 107 rue de Rivoli (1st), M° Palais Royal Musée des Arts et Métiers A mar­velous dis­play of some 3,000 sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal dis­cov­er­ies and in­ven­tions through the cen­turies, in­clud­ing Pas­cal’s 1642 cal­cu­la­tor and Fou­cault’s 1855 pen­du­lum. TueSun 10 am-6 pm, Thu 10 am- 9:30 pm. 60 rue Réau­mur (3rd), M° Arts et Métiers Musée des Let­tres et des Manuscrits Cre­ated in 2004, by ‘ The In­ter­na­tional Academy of Arts and Col­lec­tions’, this ro­man­tic mu­seum houses the orig­i­nal doc­u­ment of Ein­stein-Besso re­gard­ing the the­ory of rel­a­tiv­ity, a rare par­ti­tion from Mozart, let­ters from Napoleon and po­ems from Paul Elu­ard, Voltaire and Manet. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, Thurs un­til 8pm. 222 blvd St-Ger­main (7th), M° Rue du Bac Musée du Lou­vre One of the world’s most im­por­tant art col­lec­tions, in­clud­ing the Mona Lisa, Euro­pean paint­ing and sculp­ture, large-for­mat 19th cen­tury French paint­ings, Greek, Ro­man and Egyptian an­tiq­ui­ties. Open Wed-Mon 9am-6pm (to 9:45 pm Wed & Fri, re­duced price af­ter 6pm). 99 rue de Rivoli (1st), M° Palais-Royal/Lou­vre-Rivoli Musée du Par­fum - Frag­o­nard Dis­cover the world of per­fume and per­fume mak­ing in this de­light­ful mu­seum op­er­ated by Frag­o­nard, the leg­endary Grasse-based per­fume and essence maker en­sconced in a su­perb Napoleon III town house. This year Frag­o­nard is cel­e­brat­ing the lily of the val­ley. Free. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun and hol­i­days 9am-5pm. 9 rue Scribe (9th), M° Opéra Musée du Quai Branly An ex­ten­sive and dramatically dis­played col­lec­tion of in­dige­nous arts from Africa, Asia, Ocea­nia and the Amer­i­cas. Tue, Wed & Sun 11am-7pm, Thur, Fri & Sat 1am-9pm. 37 Quai Branly (7th), M° Alma Marceau Musée du Vin Opened in 1984, the Wine Mu­seum is a cul­tural cen­ter ex­hibit­ing the rich and var­ied col­lec­tions of French wine housed in one of Paris’ old­est lime­stone quar­ries. Tue-Sat 10am-6pm. 5 Square Charles Dick­ens (16th), M° Passy Musée Gal­liera For­merly the 19th cen­tury Palais de la Duchesse de Gal­liera, this is the city’s fash­ion mu­seum. TueSun 10 am-6 pm. 10 ave Pierre 1er de Ser­bie (16th), M° léna/Alma-Marceau Musée Grévin A wax mu­seum dis­play­ing more than 300 life-sized his­tor­i­cal and mod­ern French and in­ter­na­tional fig­ures. The re­stored Palais des Mi­rages plunges the vis­i­tor into a gi­ant, mir­rored kalei­do­scope. Mon-Fri 10am-6:30pm, Sat-Sun, bank and school hol­i­days 10am-7pm (last tick­ets one hour be­fore closing). 10 blvd Mont­martre (9th), M° Grands Boule­vards Musée Guimet This mu­seum houses one of the most ex­ten­sive col­lec­tions of Asian art in Europe, dis­play­ing over 4,000 works of art from the con­ti­nent’s myr­iad cul­tures and civil­i­sa­tions, span­ning five mil­len­nia. Daily 10am-6pm, last en­trance at 5:30pm, closed Tues. 6 Place d’Iéna (16th), M° Iéna/Bois­sière Musée Jac­que­mart-An­dré The man­sion of 19th cen­tury mag­nate Edouard An­dré and his wife Nélie Jac­que­mart, whose stunning col­lec­tion of fur­ni­ture and art in­cludes an Ital­ian sec­tion with works by Man­tegna, Uc­cello and Bot­ti­celli. Daily 10am-6pm, Mon & Sat un­til 9:30pm (for tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions only). 158 blvd Haussmann (8th), M° Miromes­nil Musée Mar­mot­tan Monet A beau­ti­ful and de­light­ful mu­seum in a pri­vate man­sion hous­ing the world’s largest col­lec­tion of works by Claude Monet. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm (last tick­ets at 5:30pm), Thurs un­til 8pm. 2 rue Louis Boilly (16th), M° La Muette Musée Na­tional de la Marine France’s fas­ci­nat­ing mar­itime mu­seum, with su­perb scale mod­els of ships dat­ing as far back as Louis XV. Mon-Fri 11am- 6pm/Sat & Sun 11am-7pm. Palais de Chail­lot, 17 Place du Tro­cadéro (16th), M° Tro­cadéro Musée Pi­casso A ma­jor col­lec­tion of Pi­casso’s works - paint­ings, draw­ings, sculp­tures, ce­ram­ics - dis­played in a beau­ti­fully re­stored 17th cen­tury man­sion in the trendy Marais dis­trict. Tues-Fri 11:30am-6pm, Sat & Sun 9:30am-6pm, late night un­til 9pm, the third Fri­day of the month. 5 rue Thorigny (3rd), M° St Sébastien Frois­sart Musée Rodin Sculp­ture by Au­guste Rodin, with works by his pupil and muse Camille Claudel, in a for­mer pri­vate man­sion, with its fa­mous gar­dens and chapel. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:45pm (last tick­ets 5:15pm), late night Wed un­til 9pm; gar­den closes at 5:00pm. 79 rue de Varenne (7th), M° Varenne Mu­seum Na­tional d’His­toire Na­turelle A nat­u­ral his­tory mu­seum famed for its Grande Ga­lerie de l’Evo­lu­tion, a stunning dis­play of thou­sands of an­i­mal species with an area de­voted to chil­dren. Other gal­leries house the rich col­lec­tions of pa­le­on­tol­ogy, com­par­a­tive anatomy, min­er­al­ogy and ge­ol­ogy. The gal­leries and ex­hi­bi­tion halls are sur­rounded by the botan­i­cal gar­dens of Paris and one of the old­est zoo­log­i­cal gar­dens in the world, the Mé­nagerie. The re­stored trop­i­cal green­houses have re­opened af­ter a five-year face-lift. The Ga­lerie des En­fants is a space geared for chil­dren aged 6-12 de­voted to bio­di­ver­sity and the en­vi­ron­ment. Wed-Mon 10am-6pm, Sat late night un­til 8 pm. Jardin des Plantes, 36 rue Ge­of­froy Saint-Hi­laire (5th), M° Cen­sier-Dauben­ton/Auster­litz Palais de Tokyo Built in 1937 as the French Mod­ern Art Mu­seum, the Palais is known to­day as the site of con­tem­po­rary cre­ation, ded­i­cated to open­ing the minds of all gen­er­a­tions. This is the only mu­seum in Paris to be open un­til mid­night and al­most all events are open to the public. From 12 noon to 12 mid­night ev­ery day ex­cept Tues­day. 13 ave du Prési­dent Wil­son(16th), M° Iéna Pe­tit Palais The city’s fine arts mu­seum, in a beau­ti­fully ren­o­vated 1900 build­ing. The ex­ten­sive per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of­fers a panorama of art from an­tiq­uity to the early 20th cen­tury. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, late night Thurs un­til 8pm. Ave Win­ston Churchill (8th), M° Champs-Elysées Cle­menceau Pi­na­cothèque An ex­hi­bi­tion space ded­i­cated to the var­i­ous forms of art show­cas­ing su­perb ex­hi­bi­tions. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun 10:30am-6:30pm & Wed, Fri 10:30am-9:30pm. 28 Place de la Madeleine (8th), M° Madeleine

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