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For those who can't get enough of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and music.

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Day 1 - Paris


Start your day admiring the beautifully renovated bridge and its sculpture (this is best done at low light, in the morning for example), then walk to the Musee Rodin for a encounter with the Thinker. You can have a sandwich in the park, if you don't feel like sitting for a full meal. Otherwise, take stroll down Rue de Varenne and towards Saint Germain des Pres, or try the Club des Poetes. You're only a short walk to the Musee D'Orsay, where there is more Monet, Manet, et al. than you'll know what to do with, so feel free to enjoy as much as you can. If you hate standing in line, inquire with your hotel about buying tickets ahead of time for a small fee (this can be worth it during peak season).


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Pont Alexandre-III (Le)

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Pont Alexandre III
75008 Paris, France

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tel: +33 1 4742 9056 (Ministry of Tourism)
fax: +33 1 4007 0043 (Ministry of Tourism)
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Musée Rodin

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Location:

79 Rue de Varenne
75007 Paris, France

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tel: +33 1 4418 6110
fax: +33 1 4418 6130
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Club des Poetes

Location:

30 rue de Bourgogne
75007 Paris, France

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tel: 33 1 4705 0603
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Musee d'Orsay

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Location:

1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 ,

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tel: +33 1 4049 4814 / +33 1 4049 4978
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Day 2 - Paris


You will need no less than a day to take in all that this museum has to offer. If you can afford the luxury, I recommend coming back for seconds if you are truly an art enthusiast. I also recommend bringing a sandwich, or planning on having lunch inside if you want to stay the entire day.


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Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum)

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34 Quai du Louvre
Entrée principale: Pyramide & Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris, France

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tel: +33 (0)1 40 20 50 50
fax: +33 (0)1 40 20 54 52
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Day 3 - Paris


After a day of looking at the classics, you can take in something a little more modern, which is the aim of this day. Start in the area of the Faubourg Saint Honoré, where you will find plenty of galleries, only two of which are listed here. Have lunch in the area, for example at Le Boeuf sur le Toit, which used to be an artist hangout (these days they can't really afford to live in this part of Paris...). Make your way to the Palais de Tokyo, which is Paris' Museum of Modern Art. If it's not your cup of tea, you can see Musée Guimet (Asian art), which is right around the corner, but which is scheduled for another day.


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Galerie Bernheim Jeune

Location:

83 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4266 6031 / +33 1 4266 6503
fax: +33 1 4266 6503
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Galerie Jerome De Noirmont

Location:

36-38 avenue Matignon
75008 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4289 8900
fax: +33 1 4289 8903
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Boeuf sur le Toit (Le)

Location:

34 Rue du Colisée
75008 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 5393 6555
fax: 33 1 5396 0232
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Palais de Tokyo, Site de Creation Contemporaine

Location:

13 Avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 (0)1 4723 5401 / +33 (0)1 4723 3886
fax: +33 (0)1 4720 1531
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Day 4 - Paris


Start your day at the Luxembourg Gardens, where you can enjoy a walk prior or after the museum. There often are exhibits at this museum, and they might well be worth seeing. Have an early lunch in the area, for example at La Méditerranée, where Jean Cocteau designed the menus and the interior. Find your way to L'Orangerie, for a visit to Monet's waterlilies (it is a short visit). Walk in the Jardin des Tuileries, where you can enjoy sculptures, and make your way to the Ile de la Cité, where you can visit both Notre Dame and la Sainte Chapelle. Don't be so focused on the stained glass at Notre Dame that you miss the exquisite sculpture, and the beautiful paintings that adorn the cathedral. If it's not sunny, you might want to switch these two churches for another sunny day: the stained glass windows look that much better in sunlight. You can also do the loop in reverse, starting with the churches and ending at L'Orangerie, but do yourself a favor and do not eat on rue de la Huchette and environs (located near Saint Michel, on the way from the Luxembourg to Notre Dame, and therefore tempting...).


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Musee du Luxembourg

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Location:

19 rue de Vaugirard
75006 Paris, France

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tel: +33 1 4234 2595
fax: +33 1 4544 5733
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Musee de l'Orangerie

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Location:

Jardin des Tuileries
Jardin des Tuileries
75001 Paris, France

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tel: +33 1 4477 8007
fax: + 33 1 4477 8112
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Sainte Chapelle (La)

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Location:

4 boulevard du Palais
(on Ile de la Cite)
75001 Paris, France

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tel: +33 (0)1 5340 6080
fax: +33 (0)1 5340 6090
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Cathedrale Notre Dame De Paris (Notre Dame Cathedral)

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6 Parvis Notre-Dame
Place Jean-Paul II
75004 Paris, France

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Day 5 - Paris


After a few hard days, you might need a bit of a breather, and so this is a light day, starting with Asian art in the morning, and photographs in the afternoon. I recommend having lunch near the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson, as prices will be competitive.


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Musée National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet

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Location:

6 Place d'Iéna
75116 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 5652 5300
fax: +33 1 5652 5354
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Entrepot

Location:

7-9 Rue Francis de Pressensé
75014 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 4540 0750
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Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson

Location:

2 Impasse Lebouis
75014 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 5680 2700
fax: +33 1 5680 2701
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Day 6 - Paris


Start your day early to avoid the crowds at the Centre Pompidou, and enjoy the modern art exhibits (and special exhibits). Make sure that you go to the top floor for a great view of Paris as well. In the afternoon, take a shorter visit of the Musée de Cluny, where you'll find medieval art well worth the trip. If you still have energy, end your day either admiring the statues of the Hotel de Ville, or the frescoes at the Pantheon (or both).


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Centre Pompidou

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75004 ,

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tel: +33 (0)1 4478 1233
fax: +33 (0)1 4478 1673
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Musée de Cluny

Location:

6 Place Paul-Painlevé
Paris, France

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tel: +331 5373 7815
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Pantheon

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Location:

Place du Panthéon
75005 Paris, France

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tel: +33 1 4432 1800
fax: +33 1 4454 1931
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Day 7 - Paris


Start your day at the Musée du Quai Branly, which is an interesting building in its own right. Go early to avoid the crowds. You can have lunch at any of many places in the quartier latin nearby, such as L'Epi Dupin or Le Pré< Musée Maillol often has great special exhibits, and it's a nice intimate museum to end your epic visit of Paris' art venues...


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Le Pré

Location:

4, rue du Four
75006 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 01 4046 9322


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Epi Dupin (L')

Location:

11 rue Dupin
75006 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: 33 1 4222 6456
fax: 33 1 4222 3042
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Musee Maillol

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Location:

59-61 Rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris, France

Contact:

tel: +33 1 4222 5958
fax: +33 1 4284 1444
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