Museums

Museums

"I don’t care how I’ll be remembered after death. For all I know people will put all my work in a skip the next day". “Perry, c’est fou,” announces Liberation newspaper. They’ve just queued and...

This fascinating and formidable exhibition of the hugely talented Portuguese born artist, Paula Rego, not only includes her unique, often disturbing, interpretation of well known fairytales, but also her equally unflinching narrative paintings of...

You’re no doubt familiar with Robert Doisneau, the celebrated photographer of the 1930s, most famous for that iconic image ‘Le baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville’ (also known as ‘The Kiss’), a young couple stealing...

You’d be hard-pressed to find a cooler, more inspirational setting for a yoga session. The Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, perched high on the Trocadéro in the 16th arrondissement, is the city’s architecture...

A popular museum in the Latin Quarter is the Musée de Cluny. Devoted to the Middle Ages, the museum occupies the Hôtel de Cluny, a 15th century building (flamboyant gothic style) which also incorporates...

Henri-Désiré Landru was born in Paris in 1869. His checkered career of fraud and swindling elderly widows soon escalated to callously murdering 10 of his victims. His life began inauspiciously enough, joining the French...

When you think of France's wine-growing regions, Paris doesn't immediately spring to mind. How delightful to discover the pretty working vineyard, on top of Montmartre hill, in the shadow of Sacré-Cœur. In October there's...

The Petit Palais is always a good idea. Constructed for the Exposition Universelle of 1900, the building is an architectural masterpiece of frescoes, marble mosaics and a lush courtyard garden. (Not to mention that...

One of our favorite events of the fall is les Journées du Patrimoine, European Heritage Days, when monuments across Europe open their doors for special visits— free of charge. In France alone there are...

The Musée d'Orsay-- which has long been one of our favorite museums anywhere-- was recently voted as "the best museum in the world" in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards. As reported by The Independent, the site...

After a rejuvenating summer vacation in France, it's La Rentrée, "the return" to the classroom and to the office. September also means a flurry of exciting new cultural exhibits, restaurant openings and the like--...

The work of controversial but none-the-less brilliant architect Le Corbusier is found around the world, but many of his buildings can be seen right here in Paris. Probably the most beautiful is Villa Savoye...