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Paris Weather

In Paris we don’t talk about the weather unless something really unusual happens. Unusual by Parisian standards, of course. In the summer if the temperatures rise above 27° C (80° F), which does not happen often, everyone laments their lot, with constant bleats of “il fait chaud” (It’s hot !).

This week we got […]

By |February 9th, 2018|Daily life|0 Comments|

Paris Flooding, 2018

Paris is experiencing another flood, reminding us of a fact that we tend to suppress: the City of Light historically has experienced a super flood more or less every century, and the last one was in 1910, which now puts us in overdue territory. Could this be the start of the next big one?

It […]

By |January 28th, 2018|Daily life|0 Comments|

Montmartre I

Almost everyone who visits Paris has heard of Montmartre, but few know that the butte is such a storied place. So many fantastic events, many gruesome, have taken place on it for so long, since the dawn of time, that most tourists have no clue of its amazing history. Not many visitors even know that […]

By |January 14th, 2018|Daily life|Comments Off on Montmartre I|

City of Light or City of Lights?

Many visitors to Paris ask if its nickname is the City of Light, or if it is the City of Lights. The short answer is that both terms are correct, for different reasons. Visitors also ask how the city acquired its monikers, and there are several explanations.

In 1670, the lieutenant general of police of […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Daily life|Comments Off on City of Light or City of Lights?|

Best Paris Museums for Porcelain

If you are interested in porcelain, you will recognize the name Sèvres, a virtual synonym for exquisite porcelain ever since its factory was created in 1740. You might not know that in the same suburb of the same name, Sèvres, there is an amazing museum devoted to many of the different forms of ceramics […]

By |December 25th, 2017|Daily life, Events and exhibitions|Comments Off on Best Paris Museums for Porcelain|

Claude Monet, Collector

If your love of Claude Monet’s art is sufficiently intense, you might wonder what sort of art the master collected for himself. Answers are available in an unusual exposition at the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris, until January 14: “Monet Collectionneur.”
Comprised of over 100 paintings, several sculptures, drawings and prints (including an assortment of […]

By |December 10th, 2017|Events and exhibitions|Comments Off on Claude Monet, Collector|

The Hansen’s Secret Garden

 
Between 1916 and 1918, an astute Danish businessman indulged a personal passion for French art and amassed a collection of exceptional works of French artists ranging from Camille Corot to Paul Gauguin. Part of the collection, about 40 works, is on loan and can be seen until January 22 at the Jacquemart Andre Museum […]

By |November 27th, 2017|Events and exhibitions|Comments Off on The Hansen’s Secret Garden|

Pastel works from Degas to Redon Paris exhibition

September 15th 2017 to April 8th 2018

 
Between drawing and painting, pastel works are a form of art which are less known to most audiences. They are faster to make than paintings but extremely fragile to both light and vibrations, harder to conserve, hence the reason why we see much less of them in exhibitions. Because they are […]

By |November 13th, 2017|Events and exhibitions|Comments Off on Pastel works from Degas to Redon Paris exhibition|

Christian Dior, 70 Years of Creation

From July 5th 2017 to January 7th 2018, at the Museum of Decorative Arts

The Decorative Arts Museum of Paris is celebrating the contributions of Christian Dior (1905-1957) to the world of fashion, through a retrospective of his creations. It is an occasion to explore the world of the founder while reviewing the legacy of […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Events and exhibitions|Comments Off on Christian Dior, 70 Years of Creation|

Swiss Normandy

We all know about Normandy with regard to its history, monuments and touristic highlights: Mont St. Michel, the D Day Beaches, its Cathedrals, artists, and charming towns such as Honfleur. Within its very varied topography, there is an area that is unique and unlike the rest. It is not like Normandy ‘s flatlands and […]

By |August 9th, 2017|Daily life|Comments Off on Swiss Normandy|