Photos: Enjoying museums, galleries and more in Paris, September to October

One of the first things that you do in Paris after moving here? Making sure to make the take to go to the museums, art galleries, walk around the gardens and get lost and explore the city.

Here are some photos mainly from September and October 2018.

Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature on rue des Archives was the most unique museum that I have been to and highly recommended!

Outside and inside the Archives nationales in Paris:

Inside the Picasso Museum and works by Picasso

An outside garden as part of the Rodin Museum, with sculptures inside

Amazing and iconic outside sculpture at the Rodin Museum

Commissioned sculpture outside a de ville (city hall):

Typical scene at Les Marais:

Two types of art near Les Marais, street art and commissioned sculpture:

Translates to: “Go ahead boss and let me have a dream”:

Boats moored near Cité/Bastille:

Some interesting reflections near Cité:

Just one of the stores selling various knick knacks near Bastille:

The most famous boulevard in the world opened itself up to accept pedestrians only on Sunday:

The public parks and gardens of Paris in summer

Paris may be busy in the summer period, but it is definitely a great place to be to capture the floral and greenery of the major parks here. From the large Jardin du Luxembourg right through to the smaller pockets of greenery, these parks offer a respite from the crowds.

A thing I like to do is to grab some fruit, a bottle of water, and a salad from Monoprix or from any of the groceries, sit in the park and eat lunch. It’s a cheaper way to refuel compared to going to sitting in a cafe (which is also nice!).

There was one such time near the Picasso Museum where I overheard a group of three women talking about perfume scents (I think their job involved coming up with ideas to talk about perfumes), not to mention watching the families and tourists alike mill around.

I highly recommend milling around Jardin de l’Ecole Botanique and so on and taking a look at the descriptions (if you can read the French).