Unusual museums in and around Paris to get you off the beaten track

Published by La Rédac · Photos by Caroline de Sortiraparis · Published on April 24th, 2024 at 03:32 p.m.
Aaah Paris and the surrounding region, its world-renowned monuments and museums. The Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, the Petit Palais... Everyone knows them. But what about its more unusual museums? Here's a roundup of original museums you might not think of!

Paris and the Ile-de-France region are brimming with cultural institutions sure to please. But if on your first visit you've discovered everything about the Louvre and its mysteries, the Centre Pompidou and its pipes, the Musée d'Orsay and its clocks, don't think you've discovered all the capital's secrets. Here you'll find a short list of original and unusual museums that also deserve a place on your itinerary.

These unusual museums offer unique experiences that are well worth discovering, whether to enrich personal culture or to get off the beaten track.

Among these surprising places are spaces dedicated to specific subjects, atypical collections or unusual themes. These museums, located in buildings that are sometimes historic, sometimes modern, are invitations to explore unexpected facets of culture. Far from the hustle and bustle of the big museums, they offer a more intimate and often interactive approach to art and history. Here are a few not to be missed on your next cultural getaway in and around the capital.

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Whether you're from Paris or the Ile-de-France region, or just passing through, there are always some great little-known discoveries to be made. These original museums offer new perspectives for discovering the unusual gems of Paris and the Ile-de-France region.

Enjoy your visit!

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