Category Archives: art

Hall of Battles in Palace of Versailles

Hall of Battles in Palace of Versailles After we’d gone through the regular palace tour, we were lucky as we could get into another huge, really interesting, hall. The Hall of Battles, in the History of France Galleries, isn’t always … Continue reading

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Versailles in the Summer

Versailles in the summer is not a good idea, but we had no choice as the trip with our grandson was in June, one of the peak months. I’d bought timed tickets online way before, which was a good thing … Continue reading

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“Belly of Paris”

“Belly of Paris” or “Le Ventre de Paris” One last entry about our last visit to the Orsay Museum. An unusual art work in the Orsay Museum. This might be a strange thing to say, as all the art work … Continue reading

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Musee d’Orsay in Summer

The Musee d’Orsay is an awesome museum, but not so much in the summer crowds! Luckily, we had bought advance tickets online, so we didn’t have to stand in line outside. The crowds are especially bad in the Impressionist rooms, because … Continue reading

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More Wonderful Sculptures in Paris

As you probably know by now, we love outdoor art and outdoor sculptures. So, we were delighted to find another one in the Tuileries Garden that we hadn’t seen, or noted, before. It’s on the side of the Tuileries Garden that … Continue reading

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Around the Pompidou Centre

We are not particularly fond of modern/contemporary art so the Musée National d’Art Moderne (Europe’s largest museum of modern art), in the Centre Pompidou isn’t on our list of special places in Paris (sorry modern art lovers!). But, we love … Continue reading

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Chalk Artist

“Life without art is stupid” Paris, the same as many cities around the world that play host to thousands/millions of tourists, is well known for street buskers and entertainers, all hoping to earn a few coins from those passing by. … Continue reading

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