Water-lilies by Monet at the Orangerie

Musée de l’Orangerie 🖼🗿🇬🇧

The Musėe de l’Orangerie is an art museum in Paris famous for being chosen by the impressionist painter Claude Monet as the permanent home for his Water Lilies (Nymphéas) paintings, which are displayed in two large oval rooms. Along with the Musée d’Orsay, this is an absolute must-see when in Paris, surely to enjoy these large installations by Monet and other representative paintings in this … Continue reading Musée de l’Orangerie 🖼🗿🇬🇧

Musée Marmottan Monet 🖼🗿🇬🇧

The Marmottan Monet Museum was established in 1934 as a result of a donation by Paul Marmottan of his collection of paintings, bronzes and furniture to the Académie des Beaux-Arts (Academy of Fine Arts). A further donation in 1966 by the only surviving son of the impressionists painter Claude Monet, Michel Monet, made of this museum the largest collection of Monet’s paintings in the world … Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet 🖼🗿🇬🇧

Cartes postales de Paris 🖼🥐🇫🇷

Paris est sans aucun doute l’une des villes les plus fascinantes du monde, un endroit inspirant et romantique où il est agréable de se promener et de découvrir des sites de beauté et des lieux importants pour l’art et l’histoire. Le monument le plus emblématique est certainement la Tour Eiffel, qui était étrangement censée se tenir juste pour la durée de l’Exposition Universelle de 1889, … Continue reading Cartes postales de Paris 🖼🥐🇫🇷

Musée d’Orsay 🖼🗿🇬🇧

My absolute favorite art museum is surely the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, on the left bank of the Seine. It is housed in the old Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts-style station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum mainly houses French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture and photos. It houses the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, … Continue reading Musée d’Orsay 🖼🗿🇬🇧

Frédéric Chopin 🎨🎶🇬🇧

Celebrating the 211th anniversary of Chopin’s birth Born in Poland in 1810 Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was very soon recognised as a child prodigy and, by the age of seven, he started giving public concerts as a pianist and composed his first piano pieces. In his early 20s he left Poland and made no return to his homeland, whereas he settled in Paris and acquired the … Continue reading Frédéric Chopin 🎨🎶🇬🇧

Postcards from Europe 🖼🏞🇪🇺

Since I started this new blog I launched a successful series of blog posts featuring travel notes from my favourite travels. This is an opportunity to recall some of these popular posts with postcards from European destinations for you to enjoy. It is only relatively recently that I spent a week in Budapest and I discovered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, steeped … Continue reading Postcards from Europe 🖼🏞🇪🇺

Postcards from Paris 🖼🥐🇫🇷

Paris is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating cities in the world, an inspiring and romantic place where it is pleasant to walk around and discover beauty spots and significant locations for art and history. The most iconic landmark is surely the Eiffel Tower, which weirdly was supposed to stand just for the duration of the World Fair of 1889 but has since become the … Continue reading Postcards from Paris 🖼🥐🇫🇷

Le bal du moulin de la Galette, by Renoir 🖌🖼🇫🇷

🇬🇧 Dance at Le moulin de la Galette – This large painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is one of the most famous and celebrated impressionist masterpieces, depicting a populated outdoor scene of a Sunday dancing party in the Parisian district of Montmartre. Although dense with a good number of characters portrayed in fine details, the overall feeling is of a dynamic snapshot represented with fluid brushstrokes … Continue reading Le bal du moulin de la Galette, by Renoir 🖌🖼🇫🇷

Opéra national de Paris 🏛🎼🇫🇷

L’histoire de l’actuel Opéra national de Paris remonte à 1669 avec la création par Luis XIV d’une académie nationale pour la promotion de l’opéra et du ballet. Depuis, de nombreuses institutions se sont succédées sous différents noms et basées dans différents bâtiments autour de Paris, mais la longue tradition du théâtre d’opéra reste très fortement attachée à ce qui est passé sous le simple nom … Continue reading Opéra national de Paris 🏛🎼🇫🇷

Musée d’Orsay 🖼🗿🇫🇷

Mon musée d’art préféré en absolue est probablement le musée d’Orsay à Paris, sur la rive gauche de la Seine. Il est installé dans l’ancienne gare d’Orsay, une gare de style Beaux-Arts construite entre 1898 et 1900. Le musée abrite principalement de l’art français datant de 1848 à 1914, notamment des peintures, des sculptures, des meubles et des photographies. Il abrite la plus grande collection … Continue reading Musée d’Orsay 🖼🗿🇫🇷