Five Parisian museums off the beaten path

Discover hidden gems in Paris

Y ou’ve already been to the Louvre and Orsay Museum and are keen in discovering the hidden face of Paris with new unusual museums? Escape the tourist mayhem thanks to this selection off the beaten path for you!

1. Workshop of lights

38 Rue St Maur 75011 PARIS



Opened since 13th April 2018 this ancient foundry immerses visitors in the paintings of various artists: Vincent van Gogh (until 31st December 2019) and Klimt (previously in 2018 and for some exceptional evening in 2019). This workshop is about the work of this artist, this magic visual and musical production retraces the intense life of an artist.

Important: No ticketing on site so make sure you buy your ticket before planning your visit

(photo © Atelier des Lumières)


2. Bourdelle Museum

18 Rue Antoine Bourdelle 75015 PARIS

Atelier Bourdelle in Paris


Antoine Bourdelle was an influential French sculptor. He was a student of Auguste Rodin and a teacher of Giacometti and Henri Matisse. This worshop-museum is extremely rich and has varied collections.

You will be able to discover his sculptures (bronzes, marbles, stone and clay), drawings and paintings as well as temporary exhibitions and take a stroll through his original workshop and lovely gardens.

(photo © bourdelle-paris)


3. Museum of Fairground Arts

53 Avenue of the Terroirs of France 75012 PARIS



If you are traveling with kids or interested in original attractions, this immersive guided by comedians will enchant you. During this experience, you will explore different rooms filled with wooden horse, merry-go-round bicycle and even the first MP3 player.

Important: No admission without prior booking

 Duration: 90 minutes

(photo ©


4. Gustave Moreau Museum

14 Rue de la Rochefoucauld 75009 PARIS



The authentic museum is located in the painter’s family home in the 9th arrondissement near Montmartre. You can visit Gustave Moreau’s room (Reception Room, Bedroom, Boudoir and Dining Room) and a second and third floor, with a stylish staircase.

(photo © Paris for Art)


5. Wine Museum

5 Charles Dickens Square 75016 PARIS



Not far from the Eiffel Tower, the Wine Museum welcomes you to its 15th century cellars. The museum presents a collection of more than 2,000 objects on the culture of vine and wine.

A team of sommeliers and oenologists are available for museum tours, lunches and events. You can also enjoy dinner at the Echansons Restaurant, wine testing and shopping at the lovely boutique.

(photo © Keewego)

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