Steeped in history, Paris is a cultural hub boasting numerous museums, all different from one another. Many are in the capital’s 6th District – Here are 3 among the less well-known:
Located a stone’s throw from Luxembourg Gardens, the Zadkine Museum is renowned sculptor Ossip Zadkine’s former studio. Works in wood or stone illustrate the evolution of his creations over the decades, from the rigidity of cubism to the flexibility of innovative neoclassicism.
The museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions to complement the permanent collection.
Musée Zadkine, 100 bis rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris
Paris Mint Museum
Located in the Hôtel de la Monnaie, 11 Quai de Conti, this museum offers visitors the opportunity to get to know manufacturing techniques, as well as the metals and equipment used to make coins.
The interactive visit is diverting for young and old, and temporary exhibitions as well as workshops and conferences are regularly organised. Visitors can attend a demonstration of engraving, and discover the preparation and casting of cast iron in the foundry.
Musée de la Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris
National Eugene Delacroix Museum
Located near Saint-Sulpice Church, this museum is in Eugene Delacroix’s former studio and residence from 1857 to his death.
The workshop of the artist considered to be leader of the French Romantic school opens onto a sumptuous private garden, perfect for a little rest surrounded by leafy greenery during the visit which presents a selection of his paintings and drawings, as well as letters and photographs of his relatives.
Temporary exhibitions dedicated to specific themes of Eugène Delacroix’s work are also hosted several times a year.
Musée National Eugène Delacroix, 6 rue de Furstemberg 75006 Paris