After a long hibernation away from the hustle and bustle of museums, I could not be happier to get a dose of culture back into my life! From here on out I will never again take a museum field trip lightly! (you don’t know what you have until it’s gone kind of thing..) So without further adieu, behold my top 5 favorite museums in Paris, I hope you discover something new!
23 Rue de Sévigné, 75003 Paris
As an American in Paris, this is the perfect place to learn more about my new home, from the origins of the medieval city to the modern-day. The Carnavalet museum offers serenity in the sumptuous French castle-type garden. Perfect for a walk on a sunny Saturday afternoon with my friends wearing my Carly One-Shoulder Maxi Dress.
L’Atelier des Lumières
38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
Paradise for the music and video lover! Classic art pieces come to life, thanks to surrounding sound and 360 video mapping. This is the perfect place for a rainy day. Culture + innovation! I would wear my full knit look from Eleven Six, the Maya Track Pants, and the Pia Tank, paired with my Longer Jacket in Off White for the rainy weather.
Musée de la Vie romantique
16 Rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris
The Museum of Romance is situated in a hotel particulier from 1830, and exposes portraits, furniture, and jewelry from the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum hosts a tea room (Rose Bakery!) in the garden, which is a haven of peace and quiet, where you can take a gourmet break. Such a perfect date! I would wear the Wrap Bodysuit for a flattering and sexy look, paired with the Mikey Boyish jeans for a rebel twist.
Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin Tuileries, 75001 Paris
Hidden in the Jardin des Tuileries (my fav Paris park in Paris), is the totally underrated Orangerie museum. A beautiful collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, where you can enjoy a permanent home of eight large Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet. Additionally, the architecture of the museum serves as a piece of art in and of itself! Afterward, a walk around the Tuileries is always a pleasure. I would wear my Flowy Maxi Dress for a breezy, yet elegant look, keeping my Raffia Sun Hat with me for the hot days.
8 Rue Elzevir, 75003 Paris
Displaying a collection of 18th-century works of art and objects around the age of enlightenment from the Ernest Cognacq legacy, the Cognacq-Jay museum is a great place to discover French culture. The museum is located in their old home, in the Marais district of Paris. Ernest Cognacq and his beloved wife were also the founders of La Samaritaine, the mega department store highlighting what makes up the charms of Paris: fashion, food, and art de vivre. So Parisian! I would wear my luxurious Cannes Dress to look the part.