Museums

Museums

The leaves change in Paris, the streets get a little easier to navigate and the museums open new exhibitions. This is autumn in Paris, one of the best seasons to be in the City...

Full disclosure, as they say: I was a vampire fanatic as a kid, reading classic tomes from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Le Fanu’s Carmilla, flipping through Vampirella comic books, stealthily watching late-night Grade Z...

Several years ago I participated in an experiment to bring about “digital mindfulness.” The project required a goal. I chose improving my knowledge of French. What else? A perfect excuse to indulge my francophilia...

Often in Paris, we revel in the beauty of street scenes and architecturally interesting buildings. So, too, at museums and galleries, we enjoy looking at the exhibitions both transitory and permanent. And especially when...

It’s La Rentrée! After a months-long vacation in France, students return to the classroom, and Parisians to their offices. There’s a lot of excitement and a buzz in the air. September is also marked...

The Musée du Louvre-- the former palace to the Kings of France and now the largest museum in the world-- is filled with more than 38,000 pieces of art. A visit to the Louvre...

This summer, after years of eager anticipation, the world's first ever floating urban art museum has finally opened its doors on the river Seine. A campaign had urged Paris locals to submit their proposals...
Emma Lavigne President Palais de Tokyo Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron, by recommendation of Culture Minister Franck Riester, has appointed Emma Lavigne as the new president of the Palais de Tokyo, the first female to lead the institution. Ms Lavigne, who...

It is the largest museum in the world and last year 10 million visitors passed through I.M. Pei’s pyramid. The Musée du Louvre has more than 38,000 pieces of art including statues, paintings and...

Out of the shadows and into the limelight, Picasso’s primary model for the Weeping Woman, series, Dora Maar, finally gets her due as an artist in her own right, the star of her first...

There’s an exquisite whiff of perfume at the Louvre as the museum presents an olfactory experience with L'Officine Universelle Buly “Last November I had a phone call from the Louvre, enquiring if I wanted to...

It is summer in Paris and it is coming in with a vengeance. One great way to escape the heat is to spend a day at one of the many museums in Paris. Some...