The Musee Picasso is an art gallery located in the Hotel Sale in rue de Thorigny, in the Marais district of Paris. The mansion has changed hands several times through both sales and inheritances. The occupants have included the Embassy of the Republic of Venice (1671), then Francois de Neufville, duc de Villeroi; it was expropriated by the State during the Revolution; in 1815 it became a school, in which Balzac studied. Picasso once said "I am the greatest collector of Picassos in the world." He had amassed an enormous collection of his own work by the time of his death in 1973, ranging from sketchbooks to finished masterpieces. The Musee Picasso contains more than 3000 different works of art by Pablo Picasso including drawings, ceramics and paintings. This is complemented by Picasso's own personal art collection of works by other artists, including Cezanne, Degas, Rousseau, Seurat, de Chirico and Matisse.
The Musee Cognacq-Jay is a museum located in the Hotel Donon in the 3rd arrondissement at 8 rue Elzevir. The museum contains an exceptional collection of fine art and decorative items, about 1200 items in total, with an emphasis on 18th century France, ranging from European and Chinese ceramics, jewels, and snuffboxes, to paintings. Admission is Free
The Musee des Arts et Metiers is a museum in Paris that houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, which was founded in 1794 as a depository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions. The museum has over 80,000 objects and 15,000 drawings in its collection, with 40,000 at the Paris site. Among its collection is an original version of the Foucault pendulum.
Hotel Donon: built 1598, is now the Museum Cognacq-Jay, a collection of 18th century European Art donated to the city by Ernest Cognacq, founder of the department store, La Samaritaine, and his wife Louise Jay.
Hotel de Soubise/ Hotel de Rohan: an assemblage of three different mansions. The Hotel de Soubise, built for the Prince and Princess de Soubise on the site of a manor house built in 1375 - only the gateway flanked by a pair of corbelled turrets remains. It was remodeled from 1705-1709, and is still one of the grandest of Hotels. The adjoining Hotel de Rohan was built for their son, who later became the Cardinal de Rohan. The mansions now house the National Archives and the Historical Museum of France.
Hotel de St-Aignan:
built c.1647, in 1998 it was beautifully renovated and opened as the
Museum of Art and History of Judaism
built circa 1650, is home to the Museum of the Chase and of Nature.
Hotel Liberal Bruand
built in 1685, now houses the Musee de la Serrure, a collection of locks and keys.
built 1656-1659, in now the celebrated Picasso Museum. It is one of the grandest Hotels in the Marais and has an unparalleled collection of paintings and sculptures by Picasso (1881-1973).
Discover the quiter part of the Marais on a private walking tour with one of our professional photographers and see some of the hip boutique as you pass the Picasso museum. You'll walk through the centuries and have the time of your life.
The 3rd Arrondissement is the quieter part of the Marais
North-east towards Place de la Republic and including the whole of the Marais, was once a state within a state owned by the powerful Order of Knights Templar, founded in the Holy Land to protect pilgrims.
By the 13th century it had its own international banking system and had become independent of the crown. They became too powerful and in 1307 Philip the Fair had the Knights arrested and the order dissolved. In the area, at #51 rue de Montmorency, is the oldest house (1407) in Paris.
On the tour you will make 5 to 6 stops and at each interesting stop you will learn several photographic points that will ranges from finding the best light indoors and outdoors, portraits, architectural details and general tricks of the trade used by professional photographers.
We meet at Metro St Paul, walk through the Places des Vosges and then up though the 3rd arrondissement see grand homes, concept stores and a wholesale fashion area.
Place des Vosges - Village St Paul - Marais - Butte aux cailles - Gobelins - Arenes de Lutece - Cour Saint Emilion - Bastille
Museum of Science and Technology is Situated to the north of the 3rd arrondissements,this museum contains machines and models relating to great inventions from 1500. It has recently been completely restored and the description besides each exhibit is now both in French and English.