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New episode following my previous post on Paris FOC sightseeing. Here are a selection of places which are worth a visit.


  • Petit Palais Museum
  • Victor Hugo House
  • Carnavalet Museum

  •  The Petit Palais Museum : beautiful entrance hall ( check out the dome ceiling paintings in the entrance)  and very pleasant café and gardens.  Nice collections of various periods from Ancient times to the 19th century. Metro Line nr 1, Champs Elysees Clemenceau station. Nice restrooms in the basement. Quiet and not too crowded.  After the visit, go straight and cross the Alexandre III Bridge towards the Invalides Museum ( that one is not free) which is a kind of shrine to late Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte , and a Weaponry museum.


  • Victor Hugo House, was the last home of French literature and poetry genius Victor Hugo, the father of French romanticism and author of masterpieces such as « Les Miserables »  . His terrace house is located on the top exclusive Louis XIII style Place des Vosges, in the Marais district. You will need about 20-30mn to visit the place. Interesting rooms and ceramics ( Gothic and Victorian at the same time).

place des vosges

  • Carnavalet Museum is located in the Marais District as well. It was built in a Renaissance palace. Beautiful gardens. Interesting collections of various periods.


Many other FOC places on the Paris Info website.

Basically all the Paris City Council Museums are free. National Museums ( Orsay, Louvre) are free on the 1st sundays of each month.



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