My Favorite Art Museums In Paris
If anyone knows me well, they know how much impact art has on my life. Growing up, I was a hard-trained athlete and my life revolved around sports and the importance of accountability. I wouldn't trade that for anything in the world because it has shaped me into who I am today. Fast forward ten years to my senior year or high school. As all senior years in high school tend to go, I had a light schedule and decided to take an art class for fun. I grew up with a nana who was (and still is!) an artist, so I figured a little creativity might be a nice daily break from my insane sports schedule. I fell in love. Growing up I always thought I had a little creativity in me— I was a great writer and was good at creative things but never did I know this would become my biggest passion in life and my ultimate inspiration. Going to museums is one of my favorite past times, most often I prefer to go alone. My last trip to Paris I actually did a solo trip and it was my first time out of the country alone. I was able to spend my days as I wanted, be immersed in my thoughts and wander through museums and the streets of Paris, quietly taking it all in. Naturally, I wanted to share my five favorite museums in Paris, full of inspiration and beauty, that you must visit.
1. Musée Rodin
Rodin is one of my all time favorite artists. I think bodies are one of the most beautiful forms of art and his sculptures and sketches are incredibly raw and sensual. My favorite piece of art is his Cathedral hands and the moment I saw it in real life there was a part of me that felt even more deeply connect to it.
2. Musée Picasso
Another one of my favorites, Picasso, has a beautiful museum in Le Marais. Other than admiring his work and being inspired by all that he exudes, there is a cute little wine bar that faces the museum, so you can enjoy orange wine and listen to the beautiful streets of Paris.
3. Atelier Brancusi
This beautiful space is set up and displayed as if Constantin Brancusi was still creating work in there. He created the majority of his work at varies studios throughout his life in Paris. This has to be one of the most visually inspiring places I've seen in Paris and I wish I was able to take everything to cherish in my own home.
4. Musée d'Orsay
Musée d'Orsay was breathtaking. It felt like an endless maze of beautiful art, extremely curated and eclectic. I love to go to this museum when it's raining outside, take my time going through every room and enjoy the sculptures along the way.
5. The Lourve
The iconic visit to this museum is a must. Depending on how much time you have, you could really spend your whole day here! I walked so much during my trip and the Lourve was often my halfway point from Le Marais to St-Germain, so I would find a bench and admire the exterior architecture and echoing sounds.