The Best Of Paris Art

With the Mona Lisa, Venus De Milo and an unrivalled collection of Impressionist masterpieces, there is plenty for the art lover to get his teeth into in Paris.

The three most famous museums in the city are the Louvre, the Musee D'Orsay and the Pompidou Center, but there are also dedicated museums for Rodin and Monet.

So, which museum should you visit?

If you're in Paris on the first Sunday of the month, the main 3 galleries are free to the public, so I'd suggest you go to the Louvre (get a map and focus on seeing the 5% of things you most want to see) and then nip across the Seine to the Orsay. And, if you've got the time, try to get to the Pompidou. It's not that great as a gallery, but you can go up the escalators on the outside of the building and enjoy spectacular views.

Otherwise, it's probably a case of choosing between Louvre and the Orsay. If you're an impressionism fan, I'd recommend the Orsay. Otherwise, it's off to the biggie to see the Mona Lisa.

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