It's no match for iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Primary colours, open pipes and air ducts of the Center Pompidou.
Don't be confused by the name. This 'Arts and Crafts' museum is actually the oldest science museum in Europe. Established in 1794 by Constitutional Bishop Henri Grégoire.
The living walls of the Musée du Quai Branly are worth a short walk along the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, but what's inside will keep you hooked for hours.
The Tuileries Garden location of the Center National de la Photographie makes it an ideal second stop after a visit to the Louvre or Orsay.
The sculptor Antoine Bourdelle was a major figure in the late 1800s and early 20th century. French painting Isadora Duncan at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
The largest and most visited museum in the world needs no introduction, but here it is. Established in 1793, Louva has developed into a city within a city.
If you like art that leaves an impression, then the Musee d'Orsay is a must. The collection includes big hitters from the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements.
The Orangerie is home to eight, tapestry-sized 'Nymphaeas' paintings. Housed in two plain oval rooms, the sparse setting offers visitors a stunning view of Monet's works.
While the Musée de l'Orangerie is home to his tapestries, it is this former hunting lodge on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne that boasts the largest Monet collection.
The grand, spacious galleries of the Grand Palais were originally constructed for the Exposition Universelle of 1900.