Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Invader

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Hello my game is... 
It's the title of the new exhibition presented by the Musée en herbe until September 3rd, 2017 and it's a fun outing for the whole family.

The museum has invited the street artist Invader to create a thematic path unveiling more than one hundred new pieces of work. It's a great way for children and older ones to appropriate the style of this artist. If Invader is not very well known by the general public, his work is all over Paris. 

As he explains on his website, Invader defines himself as a UFA, an Unidentified Free Artist. He didn't want the viewers of his art to know who he was. His main project, which he started nearly 20 years ago, is named Space Invaders. The idea was to liberate art from museums and institutions. He had the idea to start creating unique creatures and displayed them on Paris walls. In 2017, Invader's art can be seen in more than 67 cities, all over the world.

The interactif exhibition dedicated to Invader is the perfect way to uncover the artist and his work.

Different workshops are scheduled for kids (from 2 1/2 years old toddler) to adults. All the details are on the website of the museum.


23 rue de l'Arbre-Sec - 75001 PARIS
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 7pm (until 9pm on Thursday)

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Anatomie d'une collection

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Don't miss the latest exhibition presented until February 12th, at Palais Galliera.

The pieces are stunning!


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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Musée Fragonard Paris


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Today, as I was near in the Opera district, I went to visit the brand new Fragonard Musée du Parfum.

The museum offers free guided tours all day long. It's a fantastic opportunity to discover the different manufacturing stages of perfume from picking the flowers to distillation and bottling. The guide explains everything about perfume from the process of creation to the trade of nose. I found out that it's a very special profession, with fewer than 500 "noses" in the whole world. 

I very much enjoyed the extraordinary collection of ancient bottles which tell the story of perfume from the Ancient Egypt up to the XXIst century.  Everything is to tiny and precious.

The museum is located is a cute paved passage, just 2 minutes away from Opera Garnier. If you are in the area, do stop by. 

3-5 Square de l'Opéra Louis Jouvet - 75009 PARIS
Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm




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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Galerie Vivienne

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In the winter, when it's freezing outside, I very much enjoy strolling round the shops located in the covered archades. My favorite passageway is Galerie Vivienne. This beautiful 176 meters long archade dates back to 1823.The colorful mosaic floors are splendid and so is the ornate architecture. When it's sunny outside, it's even nicer. The magnificient  glass roof lets the sun in and the whole archace is illuminated. Not to be missed the bookshop Jousseaume. It's been here since the creation of the arcade!

3 different entrances
  • 4 rue des Petits Champs
  • 6 rue Vivienne
  • 5 rue de la Banque


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Monday, 16 January 2017

Paris Déco Off 2017

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The "rendez-vous" of international interior designers and decoration editors, Paris Déco Off..., will be held between Thursday January 19th and Monday January 23rd, 2017, mainly on the Left bank, in the district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
The free event gathers 111 prestigious brands. During five days, they will welcome both general public and design profesionals, every day, from 9:30am to 7:30p and Saturday January 21st, 2017, until 11pm for a special night. 

And from today until February 6th, Eugène Delacroix museum, located on the very Place de Furstemberg, hosts a special exhibition of pieces from museum of "Toile de Jouy" (Jouy print canvas). It was lovely to see these pieces presented in the apartment and in the studio of Eugène Delacroix. It's in this apartment that Delacroix spent his last year, from 1857 until 1863. He chose it because it was close to Saint-Sulpice Church, where he was in charge of decorating the chapel. Eugène Delacroix really enjoyed his apartment and his garden, which has been redesigned in 2012, exactly like it was at the time Delacroix. It's so peaceful and quiet. Don't miss it.  


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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Chancel carpet



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If you have the chance to be in Paris until January 14th, rush to Notre-Dame to see the fabulous vast Chancel carpet, one of the cathedral's least-known treasures.

The masterpiece was woven from 1825 to 1833 in the workshops of the famous Manufacture de la Savonnerie carpet factory, in Paris. The carpet is extraordinary by its colours and its dimension: nearly 200sqm. It's one - if not the - of the most remarkable pieces to have been produced by the Savonnerie. 

And at this time of the year the cathedral is even nicer with all the festive decoration.

The entrance is free, so if you pass by, just pop in; you won't regret it.

Until January 14th (except on the 8th) 
75004 Paris





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