The Gustave Moreau Museum reopened last January after one year of renovation. It is really a unique museum in Paris as it is the house of the artist converted into a museum by the artist himself. It has an amazing charm, the charm of the ‘Belle Epoque’. When you visit such a museum you can really imagine how the painter and his family used to live. But the most impressive is the great number of works exhibited in the house: Can you believe that there are 25,000 paintings in the whole house? And that among them 15,000 were made by Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) himself? Let’s discover them while visiting the four-storey house.
The Bourdelle Museum reopened on 6 March after several months of renovation. After visiting Mariola’s B&B near the metro station Falguière in Montparnasse area I went to the Bourdelle Museum on its reopening day. However I have been a little bit disappointed as some of the museum’s rooms were still closed. For that reason I recommend you to plan your visit from 1st April. Indeed on that date the temporary exhibition “Mannequin d’artiste, mannequin fétiche” is starting and the renovation should be ended and all the rooms reopened.
Paris counts many artists’ houses which have been converted into museums. Some are famous as the Maison de Victor Hugo but most of them are hidden gems unknown to visitors… and to Parisians as well ! Although I live in Paris for fifty years I have just discovered the Zadkine museum near the Bed & Breakfast that I visited yesterday morning.