three days in


So you’ve arrived at the Gare du Nord accompanied by a lady who cherishes the silence of the countryside. How can you both have a great time for the next three days? No problem. Paris is not just big-city hustle and bustle. It has the best museums in the world!

Musée d’Orsay

You start with another train station, but one that has been converted into a temple of late-19th-century and early-20th-century art. The central hall is massive and impressive, but the real surprise is that 90% of the collection on display is in the alcoves at either side, and in the attic! The place just keeps on giving.

Musée Gustave Moreau

Hidden in the 9th district is the museum devoted to that unique late-19th-century French painter whose inimitable style is visible all over his former studio’s walls. One floor below is the house where he lived, the rooms still oozing with atmosphere. It’s as he’s just left. And then there’s that staircase. You weren’t even aware that this is an Instagram hotspot, but upon seeing it you instantly know why.

Fondation Louis Vuitton

You use the same day to head over to the Bois de Boulogne and admire the Frank Gehry-designed building that defies all expectations. It actually helps that there is no exhibition going on. No queues that burn away your precious time, and the architecture is exciting enough by itself - as is the view.

Musée Guimet

On your final day you decide on visiting the museum devoted to Asian antiques. Again, the recently renovated building is almost as stunning as the collection it houses. This is close to the perfect museum. Staying away from all that modern ‘experience’ tomfoolery, the place instead excels through a spacious layout and a laudable eye for detail.

Three days in Paris

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  • coppernotes

    I knew this story was going to be interesting from that fantastic and enticing cover photo! Wonderful. I am longing for a trip to Paris...

  • mdiepraam

    Ah, that’s so kind of you to say, Fiona, thanks! 🙏🏽😎 And I hope this has given you a few ideas for your next visit... @copperline

  • karen_claudia_

    Wat een fantastische sfeerbeelden, en zo verrassend om een ander soort Parijs te zien. Chapeau

  • mdiepraam

    Wat een mooie complimenten, Karen, en wat fijn dat ik je heb kunnen verrassen. Dank je wel! 👍🏽😘 @karen_claudia_

  • kerrieturcic

    love love love

  • mdiepraam

    So happy that you like it that much, Kerrie, thanks! 😎👍🏽 @kerrieturcic

  • JMVHolland

    I love it!

  • JMVHolland

    Mooie kradering!

  • mdiepraam

    Dank je wel, John, fijn om te horen! 👍🏽😎 @JMVHolland

  • B__xy


  • mdiepraam

    Many thanks! @B__xy

  • simone_wit

    Wat een geweldige story! Deze neem ik zeker mee de volgende x dat ik naar Parijs ga! Prachtige musea. Helemaal gemist!

  • mdiepraam

    Fijne complimenten, S, dank je wel! 🙏🏽😘 Ja, je moet improviseren met een wederhelft die niet tegen de drukte kan. Maar dat kan verrassende dingen opleveren... 😎👌🏽 @simone_wit

  • simone_wit

    @mdiepraam juist ja! Leuk dat improviseren. Ik hou ook niet van de drukte dus dit soort tips spreken me zeker aan!

  • rebbeldebbeltje

    indrukwekkend om Parijs op een andere manier te bekijken . Prachtige musea 👌🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • mdiepraam

    Dank je wel, Debby, fijn compliment en inderdaad geweldige musea! 😎👌🏽 @rebbeldebbeltje


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