Centre Georges Pompidou
A museum of modern art known locally at the Beaubourg. The entire infrastructure is on the outside and so creates an interesting visual design. Inside is the Musée National d'Art Moderne with modern and contemporary exhibits.
The Espace Dali-Montmartre was set up by the Stratton Foundation and holds the largest collection of sculptures by Salvador Dali. 11, rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris 01 42 64 40 10
National museum housed in the home of painter Eugene Delacroix.
Galeries du Grand Palais
A large exhibition hall in the Grand Palais on the Champs Elysee with changing exhibitions. 3 Avenue du General Eisenhower.
Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume
Jardin des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde , Paris (01 47 03 12 50).
Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1937 with works by contemporary masters. 11, ave du President-Wilson, Paris, (01 53 67 40 00).
Works by Canaletto, Fragonard, Tiepolo.
The Musée Marmottan houses impressionist art and works by Monet. 2, rue Louis Boilly, 75016.
Musée national des Arts asiatiques
A collection of oriental art. 6 Place d'léna (01 5652 5300).
Paris City Museum of Modern Art
One of the finest museums in the world for art and culture. The main entrance is via the Pyramide. Alternative entry points are the Porte des Lions, or under the Arc du Carousel. A star attraction is the Mona Lisa.
Musée de l'Orangerie
Located in an Orangerie dating from the Second Empire . Houses eight of Monet's Water Lilies
along with Matisse, Cezanne, Utrillo, Renoir and more. Jardin des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, Paris (01 42 97 48 16)
Palais de Tokyo - Site de Création Contemporaine
A contemory art space in the Palais de Tokyo. 11 Avenue du President Wilson (01 4723 3886).
A collection of several thousand works of Pablo Picasso. Hôtel Salé; 5, rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris.
His personal collection and archives, in a charming hotel and sprawling garden and where Auguste Rodin spent his last years from 1908 to 1917. 79 Rue de Varenne, Paris (01 44 18 61 10).