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We visit Victor Hugo’s house on Place des Vosges

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It’s a surprising place on one of Paris’ most prestigious squares. Why is it surprising? Because the interior is mostly made up of rooms that were dismantled from some of Victor Hugo’s other houses and rebuilt here. Plus, Hugo himself did the interior design! Come take a look!

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The Musée Gustave Moreau in Paris

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We’d heard a little about this museum, but it was the spectacular photos of its stairs (!) that finally spurred us into visiting. We were not disappointed…
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Les Batak and Ivoires d’Afriques : two new exhibitions at the Musée du Quai Branly

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One of Paris’ newer museums (opened in 2006) is a spectacular building designed by Jean Nouvel, and essential for anyone who likes art from Africa and Oceania…
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The Louvre – bigger and better

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Already the most enormous museum on the planet, the Louvre is planning to expand again. The work will cost 250 million euros ($371M/ £188M) and should be finished… by 2020.
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The Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris

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The name may be a helluva mouthful, but this newly reopened museum is absolutely amazing…

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Don’t miss the restored hall of mirrors at Versailles

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As if the Palace of Louis XIV wasn’t impressive enough already, the hall of mirrors has just been given a major – spectacular – facelift.

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"Pascin (1885-1930) Le Magicien du réel" exhibition at the Musée Maillol in Paris till 4 June 2007

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The Musée Maillol is presenting an ensemble of 150 works of Pascin: drawings, watercolors and sculptures.
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A history of the animated film at the Musée de la publicité (Advertising Museum) in Paris during Spring 2007

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A programme of some 80 films, the earliest rare and little-known, will retrace the history of the animated advertising film.
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"Le Défilé, Jean-Paul Gaultier et Régine Chopinot" exhibition at Musée de la Mode et du Textile (Fashion and Textile Museum) in Paris from March 21, to August 2007

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This exhibition highlights the collaboration between the couturier Jean Paul Gaultier and the choreographer Régine Chopinot.
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"The Forest of Fontainebleau. a life sized studio from Corot to Picasso" exhibition at Musée d’Orsay in Paris from March 6 to May 13, 2007

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In addition to presenting a series of works signed by the greatest artists, from Corot to Picasso, this exhibition raises the question of why the Forest of Fontainebleau attracted not only painters and photographers, but also writers and poets.
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