Category Archives: art

A Great Train Station and an Apple Pick

Gare de l’Est (East Station) Gare de l’Est is one of the main train stations in Paris (the others are Gare du Nord, Montparnasse, Bercy, Gare St Lazare, Gare de Lyon), with links to three Metro lines, trains to Ile … Continue reading

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Graffiti…..or not?

Paris is full of wonderful art and outdoor sculptures. It is also well-known for graffiti—some “graffiti art”, some just random scrawls on walls or the sides of trucks, or anywhere actually. It’s a lot of fun to look at these … Continue reading

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“Animal” Art in Garden near Gare de lest

Garden in Saint-Laurent Square As is so often the case in Paris, you’ll unexpectedly come across a small green space, tucked between larger buildings. Such is this one—just a block and a half down from Gare de L’Est is the … Continue reading

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Avoiding a Let-Down at the Louvre

HOW TO AVOID A LET-DOWN AT THE LOUVRE The world-famous icon of France and Paris (and one of the world’s top museums) The Louvre, located in the center of the city in the first arrondissement on Rue De Rivoli and … Continue reading

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Musee de la Vie Romantique

The Romantic era, with heroes and fantasies. This is new museum for us in Paris, different to many of the other “big” museums, but it’s really interesting and well worth a few hours. What does Romanticism conjure up in our … Continue reading

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Musee National Picasso-Paris

Musée National Picasso-Paris 5 rue de Thorigny, in the Marais district. When we were in Paris last December we tried to go to this museum, which had recently re-opened on October 25, 2014, but the lines were horrendous so we … Continue reading

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A Leafy Head on Place Rude

At the entrance to Place Rude off Rue de la Liberté is a work of contemporary art. It is by internationally acclaimed artist, Gloria Friedmann (born 1980 in Kronach, Germany), who lives in Aignay-le-Duc in Burgundy, and in Paris. It … Continue reading

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