After talking about the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe I cannot overlook the enormous "Flying Dragon" that landed a couple of weeks ago in Place Vendôme generating quite a buzz. Created by Alexandre Calder in 1975 using bright red steel plate, this giant modern dragon is an unexpected view among the symmetrical buildings that …
L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped I finally decided to go. I had to. I was not so thrilled about fighting traffic and people to go to the Champs-Élysées again but I could not afford the idea to miss the Arc de Triomphe all wrapped in silvery blue fabric (recyclable polypropylene fabric to be precise) by Christo …
If you like history, you will love the Musee Carnavalet
A little review about Musee Carnavalet in Paris
A New Museum in Paris: Bourse de Commerce
After years of renovation works the Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection finally opens its doors to Parisian art lovers and - for now, not-so-many - tourists. It is a new art venue you should not miss if you are interested in contemporary art but also if you love architecture. The Japanese architect Tadao Ando …
Eiffel Tower: to do or not to do?
It is official: the Eiffel tower will open on July 16th, 2021. Being the most crowded place in Paris - and probably all over the world - the Tour Eiffel has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic. I guess that due to our iron Lady's architectural features, it was simply impossible to guarantee …
Winter time: Best Parisian Hot chocolate Recipe!
Parisian Hot Chocolate from Angelina, Maison Souquet and Laduree Winter holidays are upon us. Since it is not clear what we will be allowed to do during the last days of this crazy year (I am being too kind with 2020 I know...) Parisian bakeries and patisseries are cheering us up creating delicious holidays' treats. …
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The Chat Noir Cabaret in Paris – Shadow Theatre
I am sure that not many of you know something about the Chat Noir Cabaret in Paris but I am quite sure that almost all of you are familiar with this affiche (poster): This black cat which once was the logo of the cabaret itself (the name Chat Noir means Black Cat) became such an …
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Celebrating Touissant: 3 cemeteries you should visit in Paris
November 1 is Touissant, All Saints' Day in France. It is tradition to visit cemeteries to bring flowers to the dead and pray for them. In Paris there are several famous cemeteries that actually deserve to be seen. Here my favorite ones.
Before and After: Palais Garnier Opera House’s Ceiling
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!
Gabrielle Chanel, Manifeste de Mode – Review
A little review about Gabrielle Chanel, Manifeste de Mode exhibition in Paris.