Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is packed full of world-class attractions including incredible architecture and engineering like the Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. It also has some incredible museums, which are among the best in the world. After you arrange a Charles de Gaulle airport shuttle transfer in to the city, here are some of the best museums to check out during your stay here. They're all worth visiting whatever the weather, but they make particularly good rainy day attractions.
1. Musée d'Orsay
This popular museum displays thousands of works of art including paintings, furniture, photographs, sculptures and more. There are over 6,000 pieces in the collection, including over 2,500 paintings from masters like Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin. Indeed, the collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works is one of the best in the world. You'll find it on the Seine River housed in an old railway station, and you'll probably pass by it on your Charles de Gaulle airport shuttle ride.
2. Palais de la Découverte
The Palace of Discovery is a fantastic science museum housed in the Grand Palais on Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It is a fun attraction for the kids, but it's also good for adults, and it provides a fun way to find out more about science. Make sure you also visit the planetarium when you are here.
3. Musée du Louvre
The Louvre is one of the most famous museums in the world. You could spend an entire day wandering through this huge museum of art from all over the world. There are almost 35,000 artefacts in the collection, including the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa. Once you have settled into your accommodation following your Charles de Gaulle airport shuttle, make a beeline for this excellent attraction.
4. Musée Grévin
This waxwork museum is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. You'll find over 300 characters here represented in wax, including various famous people from history and more modern celebrities like Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. It's great for the kids, who will also love visiting the Hall of Mirrors to see the sound-and-light show.
5. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
The Natural History Museum of Paris is one of the best you will ever see. Explore the huge collection spanning geology, palaeontology, anatomy, evolution and more. Afterwards, make sure you visit the Jardin des Plantes, which dates back to 1626 when it was a royal garden. The Grand Gallery of Evolution is particularly interesting.
See the Best Museums in Paris
These are just some of the best museums to see during your time in Paris once you've arrived on the Charles de Gaulle airport shuttle. Take your pick of the above museums if any of them stand out to you in particular, or see them all if you've got time.