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Town for town, France probably has more museums than any other country. This is just my observation. Here are links to many of them. Click for MORE.

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* Château de Versailles, near Paris. (In French and English.) Includes The Carriage Museum.

Cité des Sciences and de l'Industrie, Paris. (In French and English.)

Electropolis, Mulhouse cedex. Museum of electric energy. (In French, English and German.)

* French Ministry of Culture. (Mainly in French, some English.) See:

The age of enlightenment in the paintings of France's national museums on-line exhibition. (In English and French.)

Documentation, including several databases. (In French.) E.g.:

Joconde database of more than 130,000 records describing paintings and sculptures in France's national museums, including some images.

MUSEES database, Centre de documentation, Direction des musées de France (DMF).

* Muséofile - national database of French museums (entry price, opening hours, type of collections, etc.).

* Archaeological discovery of a decorated Palaeolithic cave near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc on 25 December 1994 (announced 17 January 1995). An interesting example where a virtual exhibition is the only way to allow instantaneous worldwide general public access without risk of damage.

The Musée d'Art Contemporain of Lyon. Biennale Art Contemporain de Lyon '95, December 1995 - March 1996. Devoted to works of art created using new technologies. (In French and English.)

* Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne. (Also in French.)

* The Louvre, Paris. Widely regarded as the most famous art museum in the world with the most famous painting in the world. (Also in French, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese.) See also Louvre.edu educational resources (by subscription, in French), virtual visit, and here.

Maison d'Ampère, Musée de l'Électricité, Poleymieux.

Musée des arts et métiers (Museum of Arts and Crafts), Paris, and the Conservatoire National de Arts et Métiers. (Mainly in French, some English and bilingual pages available.)

Musée des Augustins, Toulouse. (In French and English.)

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux.

* Musée d'Orsay, Paris. (In French.)

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper. (In French.)

Accès direct......au Catalogue......des ouvrages numérisés

 

 

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes. (In French.)

Musée du Cheval de Courses, Maisons-Laffitte. (In French.)

* Musée Rodin, Paris. Sculpture and drawings by the artist Auguste Rodin (1840-1919) in the Hôtel Biron where he rented the ground floor. (In French and English.)

* Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. See collections catalogue including searchable fish catalogue. (In French and English.)

Musée des télécommunications: Le Radome, Pleumeur-Bodou.

Museum of Asiatic Art, Nice. (In English, French and Japanese.)

Museum of l'Empéri, Salon-de-Provence. (Also in French.)

Museum of the Legion of Honour, Paris. (In French and English.)

Videomuseum. (In English soon - September 1997.)

 

Art and culture - major French museums guide. (In French, English and Italian.)

* Région Centre museums. (In French and English.)

* Museums, exhibitions and monuments/museums map of Paris.

Museums of L'Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs (UCAD, the Central Union of Decorative Arts).

Maritime museums.

Giverny and Vernon museums. See also Claude Monet's garden.

My Favorite Museum in Paris is the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers . MORE         STILL MORE

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1. The priory Saint-Martin-des-Champs
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Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers .

60, rue Réaumur , 75003 Paris
(0)1 53 01 82 00 - Groups: (0)1 53 01 82 65
(0)1 53 01 82 01
Arts et Métiers
Châtelet-Les Halles
20, 38, 39, 47

Ouverture: Du mardi au dimanche de 10h-18h, jeudi 21h30.
Fermature: Lundi, jours fériés

Open: 10 a.m.- 6 pm, Tuesday - Sunday; until 9:30 pm Thursdays
Closed: Monday, bank holidays

En 1794, l'abbé Grégoire fonde le Conservatoire des arts et métiers. Installé à Paris dans les murs de l'ancien prieuré de Saint-Martin-des-Champs, ce "dépot des inventions neuves et utiles" devient un musée pour tous les genres d'art et de métiers. La collection est unique au monde: 80 000 objets, 15 000 dessins, témoins de l'ingéniosité des hommes et de l'esprit d'aventure des pionniers de l'ère industrielle. Musée de l'Education Nationale, c'est un lieu de formation mais aussi un lieu de plaisir et d'émerveillement.

In 1794, the Abbot Grégoire founded the Conservatoire des arts et métiers. Installed between the walls of the old priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs in Paris, this "depot of new and useful inventions" became a museum for all types of trades and crafts. The collection is unique in the world: 80,000 objects, 15,000 drawings testify to the ingenuity of humankind and the spirit of adventure of the pioneers of the industrial revolution. The museum is part of the Musée de l'Education Nationale system, for education, but it is also a place of marvels for all.

 

Collections : Histoire , Industrie , Photographie , Sciences , Techniques , Textile

Informations Pratiques : Carte Musées et Monuments , Groupe , Parking VL

Collections: History, Industry, Photography, Sciences, Technology, Textile

Practical Information: Museums and Monuments Card, Group, Car Park

Statute: National / National

Site Officiel / Officiel Site: http://web.cnam.fr/museum/

MORE from the DMOZ Open Directory Project:

Caen Art Museum - Collection of works, dominated by the 17th Century classical and Baroque periods.

Centre National de la Photographie - Detailed program of exhibitions and educational and cultural activities, publications and video. Paris.

Chateau of Versailles - Presentation, visiting hours, and panoramic views.

Cité des Sciences - Interactive experiments in science. Exhibits, talks, on-line learning content. La Villette.

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - Flashy technology museum right near Paris.

Fondation Cartier - Foundation supporting contemporary art: collection, shows, spectacles, publications.

Fondation Claude Monet - Giverny - presentation of gardens, paintings, prints, visiting information.

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson - Exhibitions will be organized from the collection, as well as of other artists.

Fondation Maeght - Modern and contemporary art. Saint Paul de Vence.

Grasse's museums - Collections of archeology, ethnographic displays, perfume.

Grevin Museum - Famous wax character museum in Paris. New figurines every year. History, techniques, exhibits.

International Naïve Art Museum - In the village of Vicq, near Paris, 900 naive works (paintings, sculptures, embroidery, etc) issued from the Max Fourny Collection. Visitor information, exhibitions and activities.

Lyon Decorative Arts Museum - Includes collection information, history, location, and hours.

Maison Européenne de la Photographie - Information, shows, visiting. Paris.

Mill of the Sée - Offers information on the natural, technical, and industrial resources of the Sée, a salmon river. Includes information, hours, and contact data. Sourdeval (Normandy).

Modern and contemporary art museum - History, collections and calendar of events. Nice.

Musee Bouchard - Workshop of sculptor Henri Bouchard (1875-1960). Collection and personal objects. Paris 16e.

Musee d'art moderne Lille Métropole - Modern and contemporary art. Exhibitions and activities. Lille.

Musée des Augustins - Situated in convent building characteristic of the southern gothic style, collections of paintings and sculptures dating from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century. Toulouse.

Musée Fesch - Museum of art, notably collection of Italian painting. Ajaccio.

Musee Jacquemart-Andre - In a magnificent mansion, private collection of paintings and furniture (15th-18th centuries). Paris.

Musée Maillol - Sculptures and paintings, Maillol's collection of mdern and contemporary art (Duchamp, Bonnard, Picasso, Kandinsky, Matisse, Nabis). Paris.

Musee Marmottan - Monet museum, with series of "Nympheas" and Rouen cathedral.

Musée Marmottan - Museum of the painter Monet and the Marmottan collection. Paris.

Musée Matisee - Collections of paintings, sulptures, drawings, personal objects. In a 18 century villa in Nice.

Musee national des Arts asiatiques - History and collections or art and archeology.

Musée Zadkine - Collections, life of the artist, shows, activities. Paris.

Museum Experts - Directory of museum and heritage professionals, plus news on museography and scenography. Site available in English and French.

Museum of American Art - Collection of American impressionist painters and contemporary artists. Giverny.

Museum of Asiatic Arts - Ancient and contemporary art from Asian countries. Collections, shows, visits. Located in Nice.

Museum of contemporary art of lyon - Collections, history of museum, visiting.

Office de Coopération and Information Muséographiques - Resource center specialising in the development of science, industry and technology museums and exhibitions. Part of University of Burgundy in Dijon.

Orsay Museum - The artistic creation of the western world from 1848 to 1914. Collections, shows, visiting. Paris.

Rodin Museum - Collections, information on the sculptor, boutique. Paris.

Textile and Decorative Arts Museum of Lyon - Its collections trace the development of textile weaving over 2000 years. History, location, and hours.

France

Château de Versailles, near Paris. (In French and English.) Includes The Carriage Museum.

The Musée d'Art Contemporain of Lyon.

Biennale Art Contemporain de Lyon '95, December 1995 - March 1996. Devoted to works of art created using new technologies. (In French and English.)

Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne. (Also in French.)

The Louvre, Paris. Widely regarded as the most famous art museum in the world with the most famous painting in the world.

Conservatoire National de Arts et Métiers. (Mainly in French, some English and bilingual pages available.)

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux.

Musée d'Orsay, Paris. (In French.)

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper. (In French.)

Musée Rodin, Paris. Sculpture and drawings by the artist Auguste Rodin (1840-1919) in the Hôtel Biron where he rented the ground floor. (In French and English.)

Textile Museum of Lyon. (In French.)

Art and culture - major French museums guide. (In French, English and Italian.)

Museums, exhibitions and monuments/museums map of Paris.

Giverny and Vernon museums. See also Claude Monet's garden.

 

 

If that wasn't enough, here are links from the French National Government.

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