5 Paris Museums Worth Visiting Besides the Louvre

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Already scoped out the Mona Lisa? You won't have to fight hordes of tourists to get your cultural fix at these off-the-beaten-path gems. Below, our five favorite places to see art outside of the glass pyramid.

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LE MUSÉE DES ARTS FORAINS

LE MUSÉE DES ARTS FORAINS
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Children and the young at heart will be charmed by this magical collection of belle époque carousels, rides, and carnival games (which, yes, you can play).

53 ave. des Terroirs de France, 331-4340-1622; arts-forains.com

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LE PALAIS GALLIERA

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Brush up on your fashion history at this century-old museum in a Renaissance palace. With soaring arches, classical pillars, and imposing statues, it's a work of art in itself.

10 ave. Pierre 1er de Serbie, 331-5652-8600; palaisgalliera.paris.fr

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LE MUSÉE DES VAMPIRES

LE MUSÉE DES VAMPIRES
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This haunted house for the intellectually minded just northeast of Paris showcases a fascinating selection of curios.

14 rue Jules David, 331-4362-8076; artclips.free.fr

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LE MUSÉE DE LA CHASSE ET DE LA NATURE

LE MUSÉE DE LA CHASSE ET DE LA NATURE
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Tucked inside a mansion along the winding streets of the Marais, this collection explores humans' fraught connection to animals and nature.

62 rue des Archives, 331-5301-9240; chassenature.org

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Urban explorers will love meandering stretches of the abandoned railway that winds through the city's unused tunnels, overgrown forests, and more.

36 blvd. de Beauséjour, 331-4911-4800; paris.fr

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