Walks in Paris and in the Loire valley

The Villa Flora exhibition in Marmottan Museum Paris

November 18 2015, 19:09pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser Bühler (1870-1936), both from families of textile factory owners in Winterthur (near Zürich) form one of the most significant couples of art lovers and artists’ friends in the 20th century. Hedy, who followed courses in painting...

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Saint Eustache church and the district of “Les Halles”

October 11 2015, 13:45pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

For our first visit this year we went to the Saint Eustache church in the center of “les Halles” district, then rue Montorgueil, Place du Caire, rue Dussoubs and passage du Grand Cerf and back to les Halles Métro station. The Saint Eustache church is...

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Visiting le Rivau castle and its fairy tales garden

April 24 2015, 15:45pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

The castle is located in the Seuilly country south of Chinon where Rabelais stages the life of his hero Gargantua who offers the castle to one of his captains as a reward for his victories in the “Picrocholine” wars. Built as a stronghold to defend the...

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The discreet charm of Passy

March 26 2015, 15:17pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Is there really anything worth seeing in this neighbourhood, often associated with Auteuil and Neuilly, apart from luxurious but sad buildings and THE famous rue de Passy, a favourite place for shopping buffs, who "kiffent the swag," as Jean Rochefort...

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Montmartre OK, but off the beaten track !

March 21 2015, 11:15am

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Difficult do you think, to avoid the waves of tourists that invade Place du Tertre and the stairs of Sacré Coeur ? Well last Thursday, addressing Montmartre on the opposite side we discovered the peaceful life of a one of the latest villages of Paris....

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Ladies’, but also gentlemen’s favourite places in Paris: Palais Royal and covered passages

January 18 2015, 14:35pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

It is the huge success of the galleries built by Philippe d'Orléans around the Palais Royal in the late 18th century that launched the concept of a covered place where rich clients can meet, which made a foreigner travelling to Paris report : "Paris is...

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In Carnavalet museum: Paris from the beginning of the Second Empire to the First World War

December 17 2014, 19:54pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

During the sixty years that have elapsed from the beginning of the Second Empire to the First World War, Paris has attracted celebrities from all over Europe and has earned the nickname "City of Light". These years have seen the development of a new Paris:...

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After the Emile Bernard exhibition

November 27 2014, 15:49pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

During this magnificent exhibition that you can still visit until January 5 at the Museum of the Orangerie, we discovered a complete and self-demanding artist -albeit not very well known- that addressed multiple pictorial ways over his long career: from...

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Antoine Desgodets architecte du Roi (1653-1728)

November 26 2014, 20:33pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Born in 1653 in Paris from a carpenter father, Antoine Desgodets opted for architecture and became sworn architect, expert in buildings, architect of the king's furniture store. Early in his career, he performed at the request of Colbert in 1674 a thorough...

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