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!
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.
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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