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Olga Picasso exhibition at the Picasso Museum
21st March – 3rd September 2017

Art and Culture

We visited the Picasso Museum for you last month, but some rooms were cloed while the next temporary exhibition was readied.

And here it is! Olga Picasso tells the story of Ukranian Olga Khokhlova, a colonel’s daughter and ballet dancer who was to become the first wife – and muse – of Pablo Picasso.

Here’s all the info.

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Two exhibitions about 18th century art
at the Petit Palais from 21st March 2017

Art and Culture

The biggest private American collection of French drawings is being shown at the Petit Palais, with 200 paintings, sculptures and drawings. At the same time, a second exhibition – Le Baroque des Lumières – offers for the first time an incredible selection of 200 paintings from Parisian churches.

Here’s all the info.

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The amazing Delacroix paintings in the Saint-Sulpice church have finally been restored

Art and Culture, Our favourite things

When we did our article about everything related to Delacroix on the Left Bank, one major piece escaped us.

Visiting the Saints-Anges chapel at Church of Saint-Sulpice, the remarkable paintings by Delacroix that cover it were being restored for the first time in forty years. Instead of huge, beautiful paintings we saw this:

photo: JasonW

It was a little frustrating to say the least! We had really been looking forward to seeing Jacob wrestling with the angel, Heliodorus Driven from the Temple and Saint Michael slaying the demon, the three paintings on the walls and ceiling of the chapel.

Luckily, thanks to the city council and crowdfunding that brought in nearly 47,000€, the paintings are once again visible in pristine state. In all, the restoration by a team of ten people cost 438,000 euros.

Inaugurated a few months ago, we went down to see the paintings at Saint-Sulpice, not far from our hotels to give a sneak peak of what you’ll be able to see during your visit. Any fan of Delacroix shouldn’t miss it!
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Saint-Sulpice Church (here) is open every day from 9.30am-7pm (opens 4pm Sundays)

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Pissarro in Éragny exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg, 16th March – 9th July 2017

Art and Culture

So the Grand Palais has Gardens, and now the Musée du Luxembourg (two minutes from our hotels) suggests we study Pissarro in the bucolic surroundings of Éragny. Spring has sprung!

Here’s all the info.

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Gardens exhibition at the Grand Palais
15th March – 24th July 2017

Art and Culture

Around a wide-ranging concept, the Grand Palais is showing works by Matisse, Monet, Klimt, Cézanne, Picasso and others, all worshippers of the tamed nature we called gardens, or as Foucault said « the smallest parcel in the world and … all of the world ».

Here’s all the info.

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Kiefer-Rodin exhibition at the Rodin Museum
14th March – 22nd October 2017

Art and Culture

The Rodin Museum (that we visited for you in December 2015) bridges the gap between Rodin and modern art with its new exhibition Kiefer-Rodin.

The convergence of two giants, they are calling it, and it’s super close to our hotels!

Here’s all the info.

Photo : Agence photographique du musée Rodin – Jérome Manoukian

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Lézarts de la Bièvre exhibition at the town hall for the 5th arrondissement, 9th-18th March 2017

Art and Culture

For the first time, fifty artists from the non-profit group Lézarts de la Bièvre are showing their work at our local town hall, just one minutes from the Hôtel des Grands Hommes, the Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon and not far from our other hotels!

And you’re invited to the opening cocktail! Here’s all the info.
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Paris firemen exhibition at Hôtel de Ville until 29th April 2017

Art and Culture

Learn all about the men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis for Paris’ inhabitants, doing a lot more than simply fighting fires.

Here’s all the info.

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Balenciaga, l’œuvre au noir at the Musée Bourdelle, 8th March – 16th July 2017

Art and Culture

The Palais Galliera, Paris’ fashion museum, inaugurates its Spanish Season with the exhibition Balenciaga, l’œuvre au noir at the Musée Bourdelle, a homage to Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895-1972).

And luckily for you, it’s just a few minutes away from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.
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From Zurbarán to Rothko exhibition
at the Musée Jacquemart-André
3rd March – 10th July 2017

Art and Culture

It’s a world premiere – art collector Alicia Koplowitz is sharing part of her collection with us for the exhibition From Zurbarán to Rothko, featuring fifty-two masterpieces by Giacometti, Picasso, Modigliani, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, Rothko…

Here’s all the info.

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