AICR Congress – Paris 2017
Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux Arts de la ville de Paris

Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris

+33 (0) 1 53 43 40 00

Catacombes de Paris

1 avenue du colonel Rol-Tanguy 75014 Paris

+33 (0) 1 43 22 47 63

Les Arts Décoratifs – Musée des Arts Décoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

+33 (0) 1 44 55 57 50

Museum national d’Histoire naturelle – Musée de l’Homme

Palais de Chaillot - 17 place du Trocadéro 75016 Paris

+33 (0) 1 44 05 72 72

Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet

6 place d'Iéna 75116 Paris

+33 (0) 1 56 52 54 33

Musée du Vin Paris

5 square Charles Dickens - Rue des Eaux 75016 Paris

+33 (0) 1 45 25 70 89

Musée Maxim’s

3 rue Royale 75008 Paris

+33 (0) 1 42 65 30 47

Fondation Louis Vuitton

8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi 75016 Paris

+33 (0) 1 40 69 96 00



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Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux Arts de la ville de Paris

Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux Arts de la ville de Paris

The Petit Palais is an architectural gem dating back to 1900 and is located on the avenue des Champs-Elysées. The building, like the Grand Palais opposite it, was built for the Universal Exposition and houses the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris. The 1,300 artworks in the museum (sculptures, paintings, tapestries, art objects, icons) offer a large artistic panorama. Ancient and Medieval collections are displayed alongside works from the French and Italian Renaissance and Flemish and Dutch paintings. Visitors can discover a collection of paintings from major French artists of the 19th century: Delacroix, Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Courbet, etc. A small inner outdoor garden, which you can stroll around, adds to the charm of the establishment.

Subway: Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau – Line 1 and 13

Catacombes de Paris

Catacombes de Paris

This Parisian ossuary, covering 11,000 m² of underground space is called the Catacombes in reference to the Catacombs of Rome. Visitors can access the Catacombes from Place Denfert-Rochereau. Six million bones from various Parisian cemeteries rest in the 1.7 km labyrinth of tunnels. The height of the passages is 1.8 m and the temperature is 14 degrees. The tour is not recommended for those suffering from cardiac or respiratory failure, sensitive individuals and unaccompanied children. An unusual and fascinating tour! Please note that the exit is located at 36 rue Rémy Dumoncel.

Subway: Denfert-Rochereau – Line 4 and 6

Les Arts Décoratifs – Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Les Arts Décoratifs – Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Situated in a wing of the Louvre, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs provides visitors with an insight into the decorative arts from medieval times to the present day. Visitors can discover a bedroom from the 15th century, admire the creations of numerous porcelain factories (Sèvres, Saint-Cloud, etc.), and observe the birth and development of art nouveau, with its curves and floral motifs. Works by contemporary designers and artists such as the Bouroullec brothers are presented towards the end of the exhibition. The rich collections from the departments of fashion and textiles, advertising and graphic design, conserved by the museum, are displayed only during temporary exhibitions. The nave, the superbly decorated central section of the museum, is used to host exhibition-events. Complete your visit with a trip to the bookstore and gift shop, 107Rivoli, where an exclusive selection of designer objects are on sale.

Subway : Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre – Line 1 and 7

Museum national d’Histoire naturelle – Musée de l’Homme

Museum national d’Histoire naturelle – Musée de l’Homme

After six years of renovation work, the Musée de l’Homme reopened at the end of 2015. The museum occupies a wing of the Palais de Chaillot. It invites visitors to reflect on the very essence of humankind: Who are we? Where do we come from? What is our future? The vast 2,500 m² Galerie de l’Homme showcases the permanent collections – some of the richest anthropology and ethnology collections in the world. Don’t leave without seeing the glass roof by Davioud, a vestige of the former palace of 1878!

Subway: Trocadéro – Line 6 and 9

Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet

Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet

The Musée Guimet: the quickest route to Asia! From 1889, when it was established by Emile Guimet, to the present day, the museum has continued to add to and diversify its collections. Presenting 5 thousand years of Asian art, time has not stopped at the Musée Guimet: you will be surprised at times to come across works by contemporary artists in the pared back, sobre and sleek design of the museum’s exhibition spaces.

From Buddhas from Afghanistan to the Zen monks of Japan, from Indian fabrics to Samurai armour, and from Khmer treasures to Chinese fine art, the Musée Guimet offers unique collections which provide the opportunity to go on a meditative, aesthetic and explorative journey to the heart of Asia. Magnificently renovated in contemporary style, it is the largest European museum devoted to Asian art.

Subway: Iéna – Line 9

Musée du Vin Paris

Musée du Vin Paris

The Musée du Vin is located near to the Eiffel Tower in central Paris. The cellars, formerly used by a religious order Les Frères de l’Ordre des Minimes in the 15th century, now house a permanent exhibition displaying tools and objects related to the vineyards and wines of France.

Musée Maxim’s

Musée Maxim’s

Created out of dressmaker Pierre Cardin’s passions for the Belle Époque and Art Nouveau, this museum is located above the Maxim’s restaurant, which is a symbol of the 1900s. On three floors, it reconstructs the apartment of a courtesan who experienced the jet-set lifestyle of the time, with masterpieces by Tiffany, Majorelle and Massier. An immersion into the glamorous Paris … cheeky!

Subway: Concorde – Line 1 and 12, Madeleine – Line 8 and 12

 

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton

The Fondation Louis Vuitton, situated in the Bois de Boulogne, a stone’s throw from the Jardin d’Acclimatation, opened its doors on 27 October 2014. The Foundation’s exceptional contemporary art collections (permanent and temporary) are exhibited in an architectural gem designed by the American Frank Gehry. This visionary architect has revolutionised the use of glass and created previously unimagined shapes to produce a unique and innovative light and airy building. In addition to the artistic and architectural richness of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the visitor is also afforded wonderful panoramic views from the various terraces of the building.

Subway: Les Sablons – Line 1

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