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La Nuit Blanche Paris 2019: What to do on Paris’ annual sleepless night!

Each year, the City of Lights celebrates La Nuit Blanche, which literally translates to The White Night, but in French really means the sleepless night. La Nuit Blanche is a nocturnal art festival which has been held in Paris annually on the first Saturday of October since 2002. This year, the Nuit Blanche in Paris...
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European Heritage Days in Paris: Where to go and what to expect

Les Journées du Patrimoine, or European Heritage Days, are events happening in all across Europe which aim to promote visits of monuments or buildings normally closed to the public. This event finds its roots in France with La Journée Portes Ouvertes (Open Doors Day) which was held in 1984. Every year, nearly 12 million visitors...
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Da Vinci Exhibition at the Louvre 2019: An Unprecedented Retrospective

This fall 2019, starting October 24th, an unprecedented exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci opens its doors to the public at the famous Louvre Museum. The worldwide-known genius is considered one of the most brilliant artists in history, having expressed his art in many different ways during his life–he worked as a painter, sculptor, writer,...
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Berthe Morisot, the forgotten icon of Impressionism, showcased at Musée D’Orsay

On June 18th, 2019, D’Orsay Museum opens its doors for the first time to female Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot. We’re excited! During the second half of the 19th century, there were two sisters whose great uncle was no other than Jean-Honoré Fragonard, France’s Rococo master painter, therefore they grew up with the inspiration and motivation...
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Have there truly been no great women artists? Reconfiguring the canon in the Louvre

If you think of the Louvre, you’ll have no difficulties identifying its most well-known icon: that is, the Mona Lisa. The world’s biggest museum celebrates the female body through an endless array of poses and techniques, depicting it in painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts. The Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the People, Artemis with...
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Black Models: New exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay

The Orsay Museum’s “Black Models” exhibition explores colored models in painting and photography from Géricault to Matisse. Since March 26th, 2019, the exhibit has explored Western artists’ representations of black models, considering historical context and artistic trends. Orientalism, for example, was the imitation or idealized representation of harems – scenes from the eastern cities, which...
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The House of Monet in Giverny: A must-see in Spring

Spring is finally here! If you have a trip planned to Paris this season, we’ve got the perfect plan for you: a visit to the flowery birthplace of one of the most famous French paintings. Claude Monet moved into a pink house in the small village of Giverny in 1883 and lived there until his...
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Louis Philippe and Versailles: How the Palace of Versailles became a Museum

Visiting the Palace of Versailles soon? You might fancy a tour of the Trianon and the Queen’s hamlet, or the King’s apartments. The former residence of the last royal family of France looks exactly the same, like frozen in time. But did you know that a whole section of the Palace was already a museum...
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Who is Mona Lisa? What you didn’t know about the world’s most famous painting

Who was Mona Lisa in real life? Why is Mona Lisa so famous? Millions of tourists visit the portrait of Mona Lisa (also known as La Joconde) every year. The famous lady even made a cameo in a Beyoncé music video recently which they shot in the museum that hosts her – the famous Parisian...
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Rodin and Monet: A bond over the pursuit of nature

If you like impressionism and have a soft spot for friendship stories, you should visit the Musée Rodin. There you will find a friendly letter from one famous sculptor to one famous painter. An exchange between Rodin and Monet. Rodin and Monet were born only two days apart in the 19th century. Although it is...
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