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Art & Museums

what to see louvre paris
Previously a grand palace for France’s Kings and Queens, the Louvre is the world’s most famous museum. Masters and masterpieces, antiquities and artifacts fill its decadent halls, from 700BC to the 19th century. With 35,000 pieces of art, it really has it all. Did you know, it would take 3 whole days to see everything...
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Matisse most famous painting
Learn all about Henri Matisse, the famous French painter and major figure of 20th century art. A draughtsman, printmaker, painter and sculptor, he was known for his bright use of colour and fluid drawing skills. About Henri Matisse Matisse was born on the 31st December 1869 in Nord, a department in northern France. Rather than...
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movies set in paris
With more time on our hands, now is a great opportunity to get inspiration for your next trip to Paris! Be transported to France from your couch with our favorite Paris movies. Paris, the City of Love, the City of Light: it’s truly the best place to shoot a movie! Whether romantic, musical, comic or...
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versailles treaty
The Treaty of Versailles became effective 100 years ago on the 10th of January 1920. The agreement, signed by European leaders on the 28th of June 1919, marked the end of World War I. Placing the blame on Germany for the unprecedented devastation of what was then considered as the “war to end all wars”,...
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versailles treaty
The Treaty of Versailles became effective 100 years ago on the 10th of January 1920. The agreement, signed by European leaders on the 28th of June 1919, marked the end of World War I. Placing the blame on Germany for the unprecedented devastation of what was then considered as the “war to end all wars”,...
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sainte chapelle tour
What relics to see in Paris? Objects of reverence, relics are part of a deceased Holy person’s body. Throughout the middle ages, Christians venerated these holy artifacts. Since the time of Charlemagne every church was actually required to have a relic for their altar. Having relics related to Saints and Apostles would give a church...
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pere lachaise cemetery paris
I get it, we’re nowhere close to Halloween yet, but in my opinion it’s never a bad time for spooky Parisian stories! I would like to pass onto you obscure tales and folklore which take place in the Père Lachaise cemetery. Those are tales about once famous women that are now almost forgotten, their tombs...
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weird offbeat museums paris
Paris is a city known world wide for its famous museums and exceptional collections of artworks and objects. Most people visit the Louvre and the Musée D’Orsay, but there are many more smaller and sometimes strange museums in Paris. Why not venture a bit off the beaten path and explore these lesser known unusual museums? ...
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Paris catacombs tour
I personally could never set foot in the catacombs of Paris without one of My Private Paris guide holding my hand through it. Our guides have been down there countless times and have all (I think) come back to tell the tale of the famous underground ossuary. Here is a bit of history about the...
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edgar degas opera paris
When one expresses the desire to take a stroll, one might go to the park or along the shore or the busy streets. When one is Edgar Degas you might find yourself loitering behind the stage of the Opera of Paris without anyone stopping you or asking you for your ticket. Starting today, September 24th...
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