Romantic Paris Museums. Romance and museums don't often go together, but in Paris they seem to be made for each other.
Small, whimsical museums are just one of the many ways for you and your honey to explore the City of Love.
For instance, at the Musée de la Vie Romantique you can admire the mansion or relax in the garden for tea. At Musée Jacquemart-Andre you visit the home of a couple that were devoted to each other and to art.
And at L'Orangerie in the Tuileries the collection of paintings is as delicious as a box of chocolates.
Which of these romantic museums in Paris will you tempt you?
Set in pretty twin mansions near Montmartre, this literary museum is devoted to romantic writer George Sand.
The permanent collection includes personal items from Sand's home and many romantic canvases that she owned. A leafy garden between the two houses has benches and chairs to relax in. This is a City of Paris museum and entrance is free.
Museums don't get any more romantic than this! He was an art collector, she a famous artist.
Together, Edouard André and Nélie Jacquemart devoted their lives to collecting art from around the world. In 1875, they built a mansion to house their artwork. Wander through the Winter Garden, the Italian Museum, and stop for tea in the café (which was formerly their lavish dining room).
158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008
Metro: Miromesnil, Saint-Philippe du Roule
Open: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed: Public holidays
The Kiss, Rodin's famous sculpture of the lovers in embrace, was actually commissioned by the French government for the 1889 Exhibition Universelle, the same year as the Eiffel Tower.
See The Kiss and stroll through the gardens and admire other sculptures by Rodin then go inside the Hotel Biron where he lived and worked. Featured in Midnight in Paris, Musée Rodin (and its garden) is one of the most romantic museums in the City of Romance.
Located in the Tuileries Garden, this jewel box of a Paris museum features a collection of paintings by some of the greatest French masters.
Cézanne, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Matisse, Modigliani, and of course, Claude Monet's famous and monumental lily pad paintings. A walk through the garden makes for a romantic Paris moment.
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