Musée Maillol

St-Germain & Les Invalides

Located in the stunning 18th-century Hôtel Bouchardon, this splendid little museum focuses on the work of sculptor Aristide Maillol (1861–1944), whose creations primarily occupy several rooms on the 2nd floor, and also includes works by Matisse, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Cézanne and Picasso. All are from the private collection of Odessa-born Dina Vierny (1919–2009), Maillol’s principal model for 10 years from the age of 15. Major temporary exhibitions (included in the admission price) regularly take place here.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby St-Germain & Les Invalides attractions

1. Hôtel Matignon

0.19 MILES

Hôtel Matignon has been the official residence of the French prime minister since the start of the Fifth Republic (1958). It's closed to the public.

3. Basilique Ste-Clotilde

0.36 MILES

Resembling a mini Notre Dame, with twin conical steeples and flying buttresses at the rear, this delightful basilica presides over a pretty park. Dating…

5. Musée d’Orsay

0.38 MILES

Musée d’Orsay may not be quite as famous as the Louvre—though it’s located a mere 10-minute walk away—but this Left Bank museum holds its own in its…

6. Musée Rodin

0.41 MILES

Even if you're not an art lover, it is worth visiting this high-profile art museum to lose yourself in its romantic gardens.

7. Église St-Germain des Prés

0.41 MILES

Paris’ oldest standing church, the Romanesque St Germanus of the Fields, was built in the 11th century on the site of a 6th-century abbey and was the main…

8. Parc Rives de Seine

0.49 MILES

A breath of fresh air, this 2.5km-long expressway-turned-riverside-promenade on the Left Bank is a favourite spot in which to run, cycle, skate, climb …