Discover Paris’s grandest museums

Discover romance and passion in Parisian art museums.

Horloge Musée Orsay Couple n&b © Alice DR via Flickr

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 (reopening scheduled for fall 2021) and the painting of Romeo and Juliet at the little Musée Delacroix.

More information : Museums in Paris

Musée d'Orsay

1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris, 75007

Internationally renowned for its rich collection of Impressionist art, the Musée d'Orsay also displays all Western artistic......

Musée du Louvre

Pyramide du Louvre, Paris, 75001

Every trip to the capital deserves a visit to the Louvre to discover the wealth of treasures it contains. The museum houses......

Musée de la Vie romantique

Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal, Paris, 75009

The Musée de la Vie Romantique is located in the house of the painter Ary Scheffer, built in 1830. Situated in Pigalle, in the......

Musée national Eugène Delacroix

6 rue de Furstenberg, Paris, 75006

The museum occupies part of the apartment on Place Fürstenberg, where the painter died, and his workshop which opens onto a......

Musée Rodin Paris

77 rue de Varenne, Paris, 75007

Situated in the heart of Paris, the Musée Rodin benefits from an exceptional location a few steps from the Eiffel Tower and the......

Musée de Cluny - Le monde médiéval

28 rue du Sommerard, Paris, 75005

The visit begins on the Boulevard Saint-Michel, where even before entering the museum, you can admire the vestiges of Gallo-Roman......