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They will soon close their doors, definitively drawing the curtain over rare works of art or unpublished collections. Many major exhibitions end in Paris will end in February or March, do not delay any longer to walk the paths of Parisian museums! To the Louis Vuitton Foundation From October 2016 until March 5th, 2017, the glass liner signed Frank Gehry hosts the prestigious collection of modern art by the Russian patron Sergei Shchukin. The exhibition "Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection" is deployed on all the museum's spaces created by Bernard Arnault, CEO of the LVMH group: you will discover 160 masterpieces among which paintings and sculptures Of Braque, Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Maillol, Marquet, Matisse, Monet, Pissarro, Picasso, Renoir and Signac ... but also the creations of Russian avant-garde artists such as Malévitch, Kliou, Tatline, Rodchenko... At the Palais Galliera Who carries what? This is the question asked by the Paris fashion museum, Palais Galliera, through the “Anatomy of a collection” that ends on February 12, 2017. From the dress worn in royal courts to the blue collard attire, between anonymous and celebrities, The exhibition unites about one hundred pieces of clothing and accessories to decipher the fashion from eighteenth century to the present day. A real journey through time, which traces the customs of the court of Marie-Antoinette or unveils the favorite outfits of Audrey Hepburn or Sarah Bernhardt... Modern art Museum of the city of Paris Until March 5th, the Museum of Modern Art devotes an exhibition to Bernard Buffet (1928-1999), one of the most famous French painters of the 20th century but also one of the most controversial. About one hundred art pieces are presented, retracing his favorite themes: clowns of course, but also religious, mythological or literary cycles. At the Musée d’Orsay This following exhibition also ends the 5th of March, about Frédéric Bazille held at the Musée d'Orsay, which highlights the work of this young artist who died in combat at only 28 years of age but who in a few years inherited us some amazing masterpieces. A genius in the making, he was at the origin of Impressionism. Organized in a thematic and chronological way at the same time, the journey combines the works of Bazille with those of his contemporaries such as Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Fantin-Latour, Guigou, Scholderer and Cézanne. At the musée des Arts Décoratifs We no longer present Jean Nouvel, a world-renowned French architect, who, beyond his buildings, was also distinguished by his realization of furniture and everyday objects. It is in this lesser-known facet of the architect that the Museum of Decorative Arts unveils until February 12th, exhibiting his pieces of iconic furniturRead more
What city would be more romantic than Paris to declare its flame? The capital is full of nooks and crannies with old-fashioned charm, bucolic parks, intimate restaurants... so many places perfect for a head to head love. For Valentine's Day, follow our guide to the most romantic secret addresses in Paris... The museum of the Romantic life Its name sums up the place well. This museum (free!) Is dedicated to the current of romanticism, but is above all a place out of time, favorable to romantic walks. Beyond the art pieces of the artist Ary Scheffer, former occupant of the place and the collection dedicated to the woman of letters George Sand, it is the bucolic setting that attracts visitors. A small paved walkway, a vast house, a flower garden, and yet, you are still in Paris! Musée de la Vie romantique – Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Metro: Pigalle or Saint-Georges Perched on a tree This is an ideal place for a romantic evening. You can dine seated on swings or perched in small suspended huts or tree houses. Intimacy guaranteed! Make sure to book in advance to make sure you have a seat on one of the two swing tables. You also have the opportunity to enjoy massages in a back room before or after your meal. A truly unusual address for a memorable one on one! Sur un Arbre Perché – 1 rue du 4 septembre 75002 Metro: Bourse The bridge of Parc Monceau In the 8th arrondissement of Paris (and on the border of the chic part of the 17th arrondissement), Parc Monceau is one of the most pleasant gardens in Paris. A garden at the same time familial and romantic, created in the second half of the 18th century as a garden of illusions and pleasures. The small Venetian bridge that hides there is the landmark of lovers, and is very romantic for a photo shoot for two... The wall of I love you Hidden in the small square Jehan Rictus near the metro Abbesses, on the Montmartre hill, the wall of "I love you" was created to represent the reconciliation of the people. If the walls and the borders generally have the function of dividing, the wall of the "I love you" is instead a place of brotherhood. Dedicated to love, this work has become a meeting place for lovers all over the world, who come to read the 311 "I love you" written in 250 different languages. The Pont des Arts and the Pont de l’Archevêché Tradition wanted lovers to hang on the Pont des Arts and the Pont de l'Archevêché, more or less imposing padlocks, on which were engraved their names or initials, to leave a trace of their love in the capital of romanticism... But unfortunately, the weight of the padlocks threatening to damage the bridges, the padlocks were removed in 2015. These two bridges remain however places of emblematic walks for lovers, and corners of picnics for two very appreciated by couples. Gazebo at the Buttes Chaumont Like all Gazebos, the one from the Buttes Chaumont is a fairly quiet place in winter, because you have to have the courage to climb up the 173 steps despite the cold! Located on an island which is accessed by a bridge or a footbridge, it is twice isolated. With its Italian temple allures (from which it is directly inspired), it offers a view of Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower and more simply on the 19th arrondissement that surrounds it. A really romantic spot where to hug to warm up! The boats of bois de Boulogne For courageous sailors or delayed lovers, the boats of the Bois de Boulogne, to be rented from February 15th, are perfect. Enjoy a stroll on the water, away from the hustle and bustle, to share a nice moment for two in the green lungs of the capital.Read more
It cannot be any more typical to discover the bubbling heart of a city by diving into the neighborhood markets. The Parisians are particularly attached to this legacy of Old Paris, and walk every weekend through the alleys of the 82 food markets of the capital. To live an authentic Parisian experience, follow our guide to the discovery of the most convivial or remarkable spots! Traditional and well priced The Marché d’Aligre, abundant In the heart of the 12th arrondissement, the Aligre market, set in the middle of a charming square surrounded by cafés and shops, is reputable. A few years ago it was one of the cheapest markets in Paris but now it has been "classy-fied" recently but remains a genuine and abundant market. Stalls of local fruits and vegetables of different provenance and market antiques come together, for the happiness of a varied clientele coming from the 4 corners of the capital. As soon as the sun appears, the surrounding terraces fill up, adding to the friendliness of the place. The Marché d’Aligre – 3 Place d’Aligre, 75012 Paris – Metro: Ledru-Rollin – Open every day (except on Mondays) from 7h00 to 14h The Marché de Belleville, cosmopolitan The best value in Paris for this market where all cultures and nationalities come together. Next to first-class stands of good quality and impeccable freshness, we also find a lot of second-class products, the unsolds of Rungis, at prices that are unbeatable. At the end of the market, the prices are intensly reduced, in an electric and friendly atmosphere. The Marché de Belleville – 63 Boulevard de Belleville, 75011 Paris – Metro: Couronnes or Belleville – Open Tuesday and Friday from 7H00 to 14H30 The Marché de Barbès, The best priced It is under the aerial metro where this large market is installed, the cheapest of Paris, whose motto could be "1 euro per kilo! ". Result: the atmosphere is more crowded to stroll in than the market i.e.; The atmosphere is frenetic; Agoraphobes abstain. We leave a bit bruised due to pushing and feet stepping, certainly, but with three bags full for 15 euros. A multi-ethnic capital of the capital! The marché de Barbès – Boulevard de la Chapelle, 75018 Paris – Metro: Barbes-Rochechouart – Open on Wednesday from 7h to 14h30 and on Saturday from 7h to 15h The Posh The Marché des Batignolles, in the honor of Organic The market of Batignolles is the benchmark of ecologists and followers of organic items. This large market has a special charm with its wide selection of fruits and vegetables and its merchants who interact with their regular customers. A bit of militancy and a lot of advice brought by these very nature traders. We talk about sprouted seeds, vegetable milks and gluten-free bread, and the more daring will test a juice of freshly pressed herbs. At the Batignolles, it's organic, it's good, and it's expensive! The quality, and the trend, undoubtedly have a price... The marché des Batignolles – 64 rue des Batignolles, 75017 Paris – Metro: Rome, La fourche Open on Saturdays from 9h to 14h The Marché des enfants rouges, the oldest in Paris In a quiet corner of the Marais district, you will find the oldest food market in Paris, the Enfants Rouges. The market was founded in 1629 and was named in honor of children from the orphanage, who were dressed in red uniforms. Today, we find fresh food, but also and above all stands of cooked dishes from the 4 corners of the world. A gigantic open-air dance hall, you can sit here with your family or friends to taste Moroccan, Japanese, Lebanese, Chinese or Caribbean dishes. Success obliged, it is necessary to arrive early to find a table... The Marché des Enfants Rouges – 39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris – Metro: Filles du calvaire – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: from 8h30 to 13h and from 16h to 19h30 – Friday, Saturday: from 8h30 to 13h and from 16h to 20h – Sunday: from 8h30 to 14h The chic The Marché Saxe-Breteuil, The most beautiful view This magnificent market which stretches along the Avenue de Saxe offers a superb view of the Eiffel Tower. Very pleasant, not too crowded and with a wide choice, this market offers high quality products, at prices adequate to the chic of the neighborhood and the clientele. A beautiful walk very close to the Champ de Mars. The Marché de Saxe-Breteuil – Avenue de Saxe, 75007 Paris – Metro: Ségur –Thursday and Saturday from 7h to 14h30 The marché Raspail Organic, again more organic, and especially fashionable, 2 steps from the Bon Marché, the most exclusive department store in the capital. The Raspail market is the best known, oldest and most classical organic market in Paris. And also one of the most expensive, but the products offered are of excellent quality, Whether you are looking for food, beauty products or maintenance products, everything here is guaranteed GMO free, pesticide free and not tested on animals. The marché Raspail – Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris – Metro: Sèvres-Babylone –Sunday (9h00 to 14h00) The originals The puces de Saint-Ouen, Paradise of antique hunting Clothing, antiques, vintage objects ... you can find everything in this flea market, among the most famous in the world. Enthusiasts of antique hunting and passionates of flea markets will find their happiness in Saint-Ouen, between small affordable rooms and monuments of design. Porcelain, musical instruments, antique linens, design icons, bird cages, military uniforms, diversity is well there on 7 hectares and 1300 shops on the market. An appreciable thing, the salesmen are quite discreet and let you look around in peace. The puces de Saint-Ouen – Rue Jules Vallès, 75018 Paris (between the Porte de St-Ouen and the Porte de Clignancourt) – Metro: Porte de Clignancourt – Open Saturday (9h00 to 18h00), Sunday (10h00 to 18h00) Monday (11h00 to 18h00) The Marché Saint-Pierre, The temple of fabric It's not a market, but it's just like one, and it bears the name. The market Saint Pierre, on the Montmartre hill, is the temple of fabric. Of all the materials, all the colors, at all prices, small creative hands and famous designers invest this store of 6 floors to find inspiration and get to work. The Marché Saint-Pierre – Rue Charles Nodier, 75018 Paris – Open from Monday to Saturday (10h00 to 18h30) The Marché aux fleurs et aux oiseaux, Poetry in its raw state In the heart of the Ile de la Cité, 2 steps away from Notre-Dame de Paris, an island of poetry and sweetness ... The market consists of two large buildings and dozens of small stands, in which roses, orchids, Lilies, tulips, bulbs, bird cages and books on gardening are sold by enthusiasts. If the market is accessible every day, the salesmen of the stands are there only on Sundays. They sell pigeons, parakeets and many other exotic birds. The marché aux fleurs et aux oiseaux – Louis Lépine, Ile de la Cité, 75004 Paris – Metro: Cité – Open every dayRead more