Among Paris’ arrondissements there are plenty of attractions to explore. Bursting with culture, each area and district has plenty to keep your entertained – you’ve got art galleries and museums on your doorstep, all it takes is just time to know where they are.
Follow our itinerary of the 3e arrondissement to make the most of the area, save on the walking and keep it nice and easy for you. This one’s great if you’re into artistic appreciation and a bit of cultural history – so get set to expand your mind…
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Paris’ most influential modern art gallery – and the most important in Europe – is on the 3e arrondissement’s doorstep. Just on the cusp (we think it counts!) you can admire one of the city’s most iconic buildings for its conceptual architecture and bright coloured façade. Inside this boiler-house looking building you will find over 50,000 works of art from paintings to sculptures, installations and photography from renowned artists such as Picasso, Duchamp, Ernst and Miró. Although there are varied opinions when it comes to the appearance of the building, none can fault what’s within. Sprawling over six floors the Pompidou gallery takes visitors through the revolutionary artistic movements from Dadaism to Expressionism – and everything in between.
Conservatoire national des Arts et Métiers, 60 rue Réaumur, 75003 Paris
Housing the original 1794 collection of some of the most ground-breaking inventions, the Museum of Arts and Invention is a treasure trove of the weird and wonderful. With over 3,000 inventions and scientific discoveries to be discovered, it’s a great place to take the kids to learn about technological advancements and the origins of some of today’s day-to-day objects. Located on the site of a deserted abbey, the chapel part of the museum houses a collection of vintage cars and flying machines suspended on the roof, as well as familiar iconic objects on display. Hint hint, New York’s leading lady might make an appearance…
Hôtel De Saint-Aignan, 71 Rue Du Temple, 75003 Paris
Located in one of the finest private mansions in Paris, Hôtel De Saint-Aignan; a stunning location for one of the most important museums to do with Jewish culture in France. The museum looks into the development of Jewish communities throughout France, Europe and North America and explores their art, history, heritage and culture, as well as traditions. You can admire religious objects, textiles and manuscripts that date back to the Middle Ages as well as the archives of the Dreyfus affair. Don’t forget to appreciate the building itself, as the Hôtel De Saint-Aignan has a fascinating history that dates back to 1644.
Don’t forget that with The Paris Pass you can enter all of these attractions for free! With entrance included in the package, just head straight inside and explore the 3e arrondissement of Paris!