A list of the most visited museums in France, with pictures. For some, "the most popular" means "the best", and these are definitely some of the most famous. Bought by King Francis I of France, it has been held in the Palace of You can see it at the Louvre Museum, where it has been on permanent. In Paris alone, the art lover has over 40 choices for an afternoon at the museum, but leaving the city and traveling throughout France opens up over more. The collection's overview of French sculpture contains Romanesque works such as the 11th-century Daniel in the Lions' Den and the 12th-century Virgin of Auvergne. Submit to Our Contest. Advance booking recommended for exhibitions. Photo Credits Parigi - Orsay image by GSandro from Fotolia. After the French defeat at Waterloo , the works' former owners sought their return. Sprawling over two historic Marais mansions, the extraordinarily eclectic museum of Parisian history feels a little shambolic but is also the place to unearth some fascinating nuggets, from a Neolithic canoe excavated near Bercy to souvenir plates of the French Revolution, old shop signs and a fabulous art nouveau jeweller's shop. Louvre Museum Visitors' Guide: The Louvre was damaged during the suppression of the Paris Commune. The Death of Socrates , This treaty not only marked the completion of Napoleon's conquest of Italy, but also the end of the first phases of the French Revolutionary Wars. How a Powder Revolutionized Baking. Some rights reserved under the Creative Commons license. Resources Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux Bayeux, Normandy Artcyclopedia: Old and New Paris: Musee du Louvre , Paris, Musee d'Orsay , Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou , Paris, Chateau De Versailles , France. Continue to 11 of 11 below. In Paris alone, the art lover has over 40 choices for an afternoon at the museum, but leaving the city and traveling throughout France opens up over more possibilities.