Musee d'Orsay, a former train station transformed into one of the most attractive museums in Europe.
Musee Cernuschi exhibits high level Asian art and it is the 2nd most important Asian art museum in France, and 5th most important in Europe. Free admission to permanent collection.
Maison de Balzac displays showcase the novelist’s keepsakes, paintings and engravings, objects belonging to his friends, family and contemporaries, and a sizeable collection of original works, manuscripts and illustrations. In this house Honore Balzac wrote "La Comédie Humaine". Free admission to permanent collection.
Maison de Victor Hugo - Victor Hugo lived here from 1832 to 1848 and wrote some of his major works here: Marie Tudor, Ruy Blas, Les Burgraves, Les Chants du crépuscule, Les Voix intérieures, a large part of Les Misérables. Free admission.
Modern Art Musuem of City of Paris - collection begun in 1937 when the building was created and then significantly enhanced through the generosity of private collectors. Free admission to the permanent collections.
Musee Carnavalet - With around 600,000 exhibits spread over more than one hundred rooms, the musée Carnavalet houses the largest overall number of collections in the city of Paris. Free admission to permanent collections and themed exhibitions.
Centre Pompidou - features one of the leading collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Free admission the first Sunday of each month, including access to panoramic view from 6th floor.
Petit Palais - City of Paris Fine Art Museum sometimes is also called the smaller sister of Louvre. Free admission to permanent collections.