My mom had an ambitious itinerary for her two week trip to Paris this fall. Check this out if you are planning a trip to Paris.
- Musée de Cluny
The Musée de Cluny houses a variety of important medieval artifacts:
- Its tapestry collection
This includes La Dame à la Licorne (The Lady and the Unicorn) from the tapestry cycle of the same name, consisting of a series of six.
- Early medieval sculptures from the seventh and eighth centuries
- Works of gold, ivory, antique furnishings, and illuminated manuscripts
- Its tapestry collection
- Institut du Monde Arabe
- Musée des Arts et Métiers
- Musée d'Orsay
- Musée de l'Orangerie
The Conciergerie is a former royal palace and prison in Paris, located on the west of the Île de la Cité, near the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. It is part of the larger complex known as the Palais de Justice, which is still used for judicial purposes. Hundreds of prisoners during the French Revolution were executed on the guillotines at La Conciergerie.
- Victor Hugo's house
- Musée Marmottan Monet
The Musée Marmottan Monet features a collection of a hundred Impressionist works by Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, as well as the Wildenstein Collection of illuminated manuscripts.
- Musée du quai Branly
Musée du quai Branly features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.
- Musée Carnavalet
The vast Carnavalet Museum, devoted to the history of Paris, includes entire decorated rooms with panelling, furniture and many works of art.
- Musée Rodin
The Musée Rodin displays works by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
- Musée Picasso
The Musée Picasso contains more than 3000 different works of art by Pablo Picasso including drawings, ceramics and paintings. This is complemented by Picasso's own personal art collection of works by other artists, including Cézanne, Degas, Rousseau, Seurat, de Chirico and Matisse. It also contains some Iberian bronzes and a good collection of primitive art. One of the most impressive aspects of the museum is that it contains a large number of works which Picasso painted after his seventieth birthday.
Squares and gardens
Churches and cemeteries
- Notre Dame de Paris
- Père Lachaise Cemetery
Père Lachaise is one of the most famous cemeteries in the world. Located in the 20th arrondissement, it is reputed to be the world's most-visited cemetery, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to the graves of those who have enhanced French life over the past 200 years. It is also the site of three World War I memorials.
- Chartres Cathedral
Apparently, she took a guided tour with Malcolm Miller, a guide who has been giving tours at Chartres Cathedral since 1958. In fact, she had a tour with him in 1960 when she visited. He is now the leading English-speaking authority on the cathedral and has written a number of books, including Chartres Cathedral.
It is best known as the location of Claude Monet's garden and home.
- Palace of Versailles