Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Pinacotheque and Petit Palais Museums

It’s time to catch up on my posts. We have been busy during the day and in the evening by the time we have dinner and play 421 with JP it is too late to post. Today it is raining … Continue reading

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Ile da la Cite

Today we went to Ile de la Cite, the island cradle of Paris, home to Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle, flower gardens, shops, and the municipal government. We love walking the island and its many views of the river. We also … Continue reading

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l’Orangerie Museum and the Tuileries

Yesterday we visited one of our favorite art collections in Paris at Musee l’Orangerie. This art amassed by artist and dealer Paul Guillaume consists of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. There are a few new paintings each time we visit and dozens … Continue reading

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A Day of Rest and Art

Today we rested in the apartment and the neighborhood. It is a national holiday in France so many stores are closed. In the afternoon we took a walk around the neighborhood in the afternoon. A small nearby park has a … Continue reading

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Musee d’Orsay

Today we crossed town to the Musee d’Orsay. This is the art museum stuck in time between The Louvre (old art) and The Pompidou Centre (modern art). That pretty much leaves the 19th century for the Orsay. This is such … Continue reading

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Settling In

Today was a day to take care of the business of settling into France. Jean went to the laundromat with 2 weeks of dirty clothes and I went in search of French telephone sim cards for our phones. Both excursions … Continue reading

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Paris

We made a fast trip to Paris today via the Eurostar through the chunnel. Two hours! JP met us at the train station. We did some shopping and rested. Dinner is now being served. More details tomorrow. Paul

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Return To The Tate

Today we returned to The Tate Britain to view the 20th century rooms. It’s an interesting collection considering The Tate Modern is supposed to house modern works. When does modern begin? When does it end? As the Tate Modern collection … Continue reading

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The V & A

Yesterday we took a trip across the city to the V&A Museum. This is a catch-all for all things British and as one British mum was overheard to say to her family, “things we nicked from other people.” Dale Chihuly … Continue reading

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The Wallace Collection and St. James Park

Today we visited The Wallace Collection for the first time. This is a private art collection that was given to the nation at the end of the 19th century by the Wallace family. The family stopped collecting in the middle … Continue reading

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