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Institut du Monde Arabe
Arab history. 1, rue des Fossos-Saint-Bernard, Paris (01 40 51 38 38).

Museum of Paris history with French Revolution artifacts including David's painting Serment du Jeu de Paume, Marais.

Catacombs of Paris

George Pompidou Centre
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. Place Georges -Pompidou (01 4478 1233).

Paris Museums

Paris 's medieval museum, housed in a medieval building.

Cite des sciences et de l'industrie
Natural Sciences, Planetarium and lots for the kids to do best known for its Geode dome. Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, 30, avenue Corentin-Cariou, 75930 Paris cedex 19 (01 40 05 70 00).

Dali Museum
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.

Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume
Jardin des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, Paris (01 47 03 12 50).

Hotel des Invalides
Founded in 1675 to look after French ex servicemen and now housing the Musée de l'Armée, the Musée des Plans-Reliefs, the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération and L'Eglise de St-Louis-des-Invalides. Esplanade des Invalides , Paris , (01 44 42 37 70).

Musée Grevin
Wax works of French literary, media, politicians and Hollywood stars. 10bd Montmarte.

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).

Musée Cognacq-Jay
Works by Canaletto, Fragonard, Tiepolo.

Musée du Petit Palais
The Petit Palais was built Universal Exhibition in 1900 with art nouveau architecture. Houses ancient artefacts, medieval objects, rare manuscripts and books, Dutch paintings from the seventeenth century. Monet's Sunset at Lavacourt and Boudin's Gust of Wind at Le Havre can be seen at the petit Palais. Av. Winston-Churchill, 8th Arrondissement, (42 65 12 73).

Musée Marmottan
The Musée Marmottan houses impressionist art and works by Monet. 2, rue Louis Boilly, 75016.

Musée de Montmartre
Built in 1680 retraces the lives of the old Montmartre village. 12 rue Cortot (street), 75018 Paris (01 46 06 61 11).

Musée National du Moyen Age – Thermes de Cluny
The museum of Medieval Art with carpets, artefacts and Roman remains. Place Paul-Poinlevé.

Musée d'Orsay
Home to the great artists of the 19th century (1848-1914). The Musée d'Orsay is an old train station converted into a Museum and dedicated to the period 1848 to 1914. Quai d'Orsay (01 4049 4814).

The Musee du Louvre
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. 34- 36 Quai du Louvre (01 4020 5317).

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).

Musée de la Marine
The history of the French navy and founded in 1827. 17, place du Trocadoro, Palais de Chaillot, Paris (01 53 65 69 69).

Musée de l'art Juif
Jewish history and art. 33, avenue du Maine, Paris (01 45 38 52 56).

Palais de la Decoverte
A museum inside the Grand Palais dedicated to science and with plenty of interactive atrtactions. Grand Palais, Franklin - D- Roosevelt. (01 5643 2020).

Paris Galliera
Housed in this mansion is fashion museum with costumes from the 1700's until the recent times. 10 ave Pierre-1er - de-Serbie, (01 5652 8600).

Picasso Museum
A collection of several thousand works of Pablo Picasso. Hôtel Salé; 5, rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris (01 4271 2521).

Rodin Museum
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).
Varenne, Paris (01 44 18 61 10).

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