Suggestive paintings, sensual sculptures, cheeky bronze statues ... From the ‘Sleeping Hermaphroditus’ to Fragonard’s ‘The Lock’ or Gustave Courbet’s ‘L’Origine du Monde’, there are many works held in the Louvre and the Orsay museums that can make visitors blush … Some guides offer tours to help you find out more like Bruno de Baeque’s ‘Vu sous cet angle’ tours showing you ‘The most beautiful bottoms in the Louvre’ while Jean-Manuel Traimond, the author of an erotic guide to the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, presents Visites particulières to explore the Musée d’Orsay from an erotic point of view. The possibilities are endless!
In the New Athens district, the Musée de la Vie Romantique houses a collection of souvenirs and objects relating to the writer George Sand and the painter Ary Scheffer. At the Musée Rodin, surrounded by a garden full of statues, enamoured couples can perform their version of Rodin’s The Kiss, and be moved by the works of Rodin’s lover Camille Claudel and her tragic destiny. Other romantic icons: the Lady and the Unicorn tapestry at the Musée de Cluny and the painting of Romeo and Juliet at the little Musée Delacroix.
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