The Christmas season has arrived upon Paris ! As every year before the Winter Holidays, the capital is transformed, decorated and shines with a thousand lights, following the rythm of the countdown to Christmas day. This perticular time in the Parisian life makes the city a different world that awaits only to be discovered by visitors. The Paris advent calendar is filled with tremendous decors and folklore that will enchant the eyes of little and big children. If you are sensitive to the winter charm of the effervescent and illuminated capital, you only have to go and discover it ! Here is an overview of what Paris has to offer during this Christmas season...
The Musée du Luxembourg is currently hosting the first exhibition devoted to Art dealer and collector Paul Durand-Ruel. Presenting a tremendous selection of eighty masterpieces of impressionnism (most of which have crossed the Atlantic for the occasion!), with famous artists such as Renoir, Manet, Monnet and many others, this exhibition offers a gorgeous overview of this artistic movement, precursor of a true upheaval in Art at the turn of the XXth century. Impressionnist painting enthousiasts will enjoy this exceptional reunion of some of the greatest talents and most emblematic pieces of this period in a unique place, overlooking the Jardins du Luxembourg, right in the heart of Paris.
Are you looking for an unusual experience, far from the famous and crowded touristic attractions during your stay in the French capital ? The idea of taking a walk six feet under does not scare you ? Then you will certainly enjoy a little trip in the thick of the Catacombs of Paris !
Next Saturday, October 4th of 2014 will be the thirteenth edition of the Nuit Blanche (litteraly « the alnighter ») ! Signed this year by José-Manuel Gonçalvès, director of the cultural center « le Centquatre » since 2010, the Nuit Blanche is an annual event that broadcasts Art in the museums, galleries and streets of the French capital. It hosts exhibitions and animations that last the whole evening, until midnight, two o'clock, and even until dawn for the more nocturnal or courageous of you.