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Art in Paris

Art is center stage here in Paris. If you’re on the street or in one of the most famous museums in the world, the City of Light has something to dazzle you with! Check out some of my favorite places if you’re visiting for the week or even just for a day.


Institute des Cultures d’Islam

This Institute des Cultures d’Islam I was required to attend in order to accompany the readings of one of my courses. Now I don’t think I would have ever thought to go to a museum like this on my own but I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting. The amazing was the aribic alphabet is incorporated opened my eyes to a new world of art. After visiting this museum I noticed the influence of Islam in street art all throughout Paris. And they have an amazing Moroccan cafe.


Musee Cognacq Jay

If you’re an 17th and 18th century fan, then the Musee Cognacq Jay is your version of heaven. Stepping into this museum is like taking a time machine back into the 1800’s, as it is designed to mimic that of a high class 17th-18th century home. Filled with paintings, busts, snuff boxes, and furniture the gody pieces bring so much life to history.



The classic tourist attraction of all. I think I’ve been to the Louvre about five times now and I STILL have not seen it all. The most massive art museum in Paris, which is host the underwhelming yet enchanting portrait of the Mona Lisa has a variety of artifacts ranging from Ancient Egyptian mummies to workshops with todays contemporary artists.



Street Art in the 10th Arrondissement

Rue Oberkampf, Paris is home to extraordinary street art. One of my favorite things about this kind of art is the fact that it is ever changing. The community is encouraged to contribute and it makes for lovely scenery on your Sunday afternoon walks through Paris.,+Paris/@48.8651296,2.3730333,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47e66dfb38d32633:0xb6e5905b5b3cc0e5!8m2!3d48.8651296!4d2.375222?hl=en


Musee D’Orsay

My favorite museum of all has to be the Musee D’Orsay. I am a huge fan of Degas ballerinas, and they hosted a temporary exhibit this past February featuring the behind the scenes view of the work that went into creating his works of art. In addition, if you are a fan of romantic impressionist paintings then this is they place you will fall in love with art.


But what I love the most about art abroad is the diversity. Studying Abroad opens so many doors and opens your mind to the importance , elegance and variance of art our world has to offer.

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