The best art galleries in France 

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Defining the "best" art galleries in France is a matter of taste; but all the art galleries listed on this page present high quality collections of old masters or modern art. Some of the art galleries listed below are centered round the works of a single artist, others have more general collections; some, like the Louvre, are big, others are relatively small; but all are top quality galleries, and all are worth a visit

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The best museums and art galleries in France


Star rating
Location, gallery
***
Paris: the Louvre,
- the Musée d'Orsay,  19th century art, Impressionists
- Centre Pompidou,  Modern art
- Musée Marmottan - Monet
- Musée de l'Orangerie - Monet and others
- Lille (59): Musée d'art moderne,
- Lille (59) Palais des Beaux Arts
**
Paris
- Musée d'Art Moderne ( Palais de Tokyo),
- Musée Carnavalet,
- Musée Delacroix,
- Musée Rodin,
- Musée du Petit Palais.
** 
Northern France
Besançon (Franche Comté) ; Musée des Beaux Arts
Colmar (Alsace) : Musée Unterlinden
Giverny (Normandy): Impressionists museum
Le Cateau (Nord) Matisse museum
Le Havre (Normandy): Musée Malraux
Lens (New ) (Nord-Pas-de-Calais)  Louvre annexe.
Metz (New) (Lorraine) ; Centre Pompidou Metz.
Nancy (Lorraine) ; Musée des Beaux Arts
Roubaix  (Nord) : La Piscine - 19th & 20th century art.
Rouen (Normandie) ; Musée des Beaux arts
Strasbourg (Alsace) ; Musée des Beaux Arts
 **
Mediterranean France
Antibes (Riviera): Musée Picasso
Bagnols sur Cèze (Languedoc): Musée Albert André
Céret (Languedoc) ; Musée d'art moderne
Lyon (Rhone-Alpes) ; Musée des Beaux Arts
Montpellier (Languedoc); Musée Fabre
Nice (Riviera): Musée Matisse
Nice (Riviera) : Musée Chagall
St. Paul de Vence (Riviera) : Fondation Maeght
 **
Southwest France
Albi (Midi-Pyrenees): Musée Toulouse Lautrec.
Bayonne (Aquitaine) : Musée Bonnat
Bordeaux (Aquitaine) ; Musée des Beaux-Arts
Montauban (Midi-Pyrenees); Musée Ingres
Opening May 2014: Rodez (Midi-Pyrenees);   Musée Soulages

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