We say the Monceau Park, the Montsouris Park and the Buttes-Chaumont Park but the Luxembourg Gardens, which are treasured by many Parisians, deserve their particular appellation. Continue reading “LUXEMBOURG GARDENS”
I am always extremely moved by what the Garnier Opera house represents.
Besides the fact that the building is of an absolutely decadent beauty and that it reunites many arts in its midst (Lyrical art! Dancing! Painting and a Chagall ceiling! Literature and the phantom of the Opera! Architecture!), the Opera house perfectly illustrates the rule of will. Continue reading “GARNIER OPERA HOUSE – PARIS”
The Parisian Arts Décoratifs museum celebrated in 2107 the 70th anniversary of the creation of the house of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the house of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him : Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri. Continue reading “CHRISTIAN DIOR EXHIBITION – PARIS”
This museum is an early 20th century mansion, built and decorated by a banker who loved the Age of French Enlightenment.
It’s my favorite museum in Paris. I have been visiting it regularly for the past twenty years, like I would an old friend, just to make sure it hasn’t changed and everything is fine. It is a place outside of time, both magnificent and tragic. Continue reading “NISSIM DE CAMONDO MUSEUM – PARIS”
Those who know Paris are aware that its docks are full of life. Full of life first of all… because people live there, on barges, which are often charming and graceful.
Full of life also because, depending on the spot, you’ll find either an astonishing number of bars and restaurants, or simply a welcome solitude. Continue reading “ON THE WATERFRONT – PARIS”
I absolutely love the Jacquemart-André museum, which I have already talked about. The fact that it was an actual place of life before being turned into a museum always moves me in a special way. Continue reading “JACQUEMART-ANDRE MUSEUM – PARIS”