On the 23rd of September 1964 André Malraux, French minister of cultural affairs, inaugurated the new Palais Garnier Opera House's ceiling painted by Marc Chagall in the auditorium. That was one of the biggest scandal in Paris history. Discover with me what happened!
Month: October 2020
News from Paris
Unfortunately due to the acceleration of the pandemic and the infections raising in all France President Macron has announced yesterday a second national lockdown until (at least) Dec. 1st. Starting on Friday Oct. 30th all the non-essential businesses, such as cafes, restaurants, museums, theatres, stores... will close. Only grocery stores, schools and factories will remain …
Small Talks from Versailles #2: 5 creepy things you don’t know about Marie Antoinette and her family
My little column about French monarchs continues with some more information about Marie Antoinette. This time, since we are in the mid of Dark October, I will share 5 creepy things you probably do not know about Marie Antoinette and her family. 1- THE QUEEN'S HEAD - The French Revolution hit the imagination of many …
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Gabrielle Chanel, Manifeste de Mode – Review
A little review about Gabrielle Chanel, Manifeste de Mode exhibition in Paris.
Small talks from Versailles: 5 things you don’t know about Marie-Antoinette
5 things you don't know about Marie Antoinette's life in Versailles
The day when Marie Antoinette died
On October 16th 1793 a simple cart left the Conciergerie, the revolutionaries' prison on Ile-de-la-Cite. Marie-Antoinette was sitting on it, wearing a simple withe shirt and a bonnet, like a commoner. She was going to the guillotine. No famous last words were spoken by the "last" queen of France. She just said "Pardon me sir, …
Paris Dark Secrets and Louvre’s Darkest Art Virtual Tours
Two new online tours about Paris: Paris Dark secrets and Louvre's Dark Secrets. Discover legends, mysteries and horror stories... reality is way more interesting than fiction!