Paris 01 Ancien - Quartier Tuileries

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  • Day6

    Place de le Concorde

    September 26, 2017 in France ⋅

    The oldest monument in Paris, it was given to France by the Egyptians.

    Like everything else here it does not look like much until you get up close and personal and the detail just blows you away.


  • Day20

    Musee de l'Orangarie

    April 14, 2017 in France ⋅

    There are so many museums in Paris to choose from, you have to be selective. I chose this smaller one because it housed impressionist paintings and in particular had two rooms of Claude Monet's Water Lillie paintings. I had seen some of them in New York and had had my first emotional reaction to art that I can remember. They did not disappoint and I found myself sighing and relaxing as I entered the first room. These paintings are enormous, covering metres of the rooms they are shown in. Traditionally they are in oval rooms with seats in the middle for you to sit and enjoy. Quiet is enforced and adds to the feeling of tranquility. The two rooms had quite different colors and moods.

    Downstairs there was a small collection of other painters work. I was surprised how many names I recognised given my rudimentary knowledge of such things. There was paintings by Picasso, Renoir, Mattisse, Cezanne, Rousseau, Soutine etc but the collection was small enough to not be overwhelming. Highly recommend it if you just want a taste of the art on offer in Paris.
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  • Day5

    Day 3. Just a casual coffee n shops

    October 14, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Just a nice lazy Saturday. Visted Notre-Dame today and had coffee in the sun. Followed by along stroll to through the old shopping arcades and finished with lunch/dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe of course.

  • Day9

    Tuileries Gardens

    September 30, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 57 °F

    On Sunday morning Pat and Mike took a three-hour coach tour of Paris provided by Viking. They said it was excellent with a marvelous tour of Notre Dame. Ron and I walked to a nearby church for Sunday Mass. It was called Saint-Pierre du Gros Caillou, Saint Peter of the Big Pebble. It was nice to attend Mass in a neighborhood church without tourists walking up and down the aisles. In the afternoon the four of us walked through the Tuileries Gardens and along the Rue de Rivoli. Lots of families were enjoying the beautiful weather and gardens.Read more

  • Day2

    Petit Palais and the Orangerie

    September 19, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 75 °F

    The Petit Palais has a wonderful exhibit of French Impressionistic works painted in England. Beginning in 1870 the Franco-Prussian War forced many of these artists to seek refuge in London. English tastes and preferences caused these French artists to alter their style so that their works would sell to English buyers. Next we visited the Orangerie in the Tuileries to see their display of the Water Lilies of Claude Monet, as well as the works of Cézanne, Pissarro and Renoir. We were only a few blocks from the church where Cesar Franck served as organist for most of his adult life. We were within a mile of the place where Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel changed the way we think about music. Much of my understanding of the world and of beauty was formed within a stone’s throw of where we sit tonight.Read more

  • Day3

    Musèe de l'Orangerie

    November 28, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Oggi piove... Decidiamo quindi di prendere la metropolitana ed andiamo a visitare il museo dell'Orangerie. Qui ci sono due sale ovali con le ninfee di Monet che sono a dir poco fantastiche... Ci sediamo nel centro della sala e restiamo affascinate da questi dipinti.
    Al piano di sotto c'è poi la collezione donata dal collezionista Guillaume, con una raccolta incredibile di opere impressioniste di Renoir, Matisse, Cézanne, Picasso, Modigliani, Rousseau, Sisley, Utrillo.... Bellissimo!!Read more

  • Day22

    Paris makes it's mark

    July 18, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We're not up and going until after 12, best sleep in so far this trip.

    First to Aux Délices de Manon, not the best patisserie, but certainly our favourite, and one of the few places that always have a St Honore waiting for Gab.

    Next to Abraxas Saint-Honore for a Fleur-de-lis on my right wrist by Kawika. It's our 21st anniversary next week, I've been thinking of this tattoo for a long time, where more romantic to brand myself as Gab's than in her favourite city. Whilst waiting for my tattoo Bux watches a girl get an upper ear piercing, a wincing teary face leaves the piercing room putting a dash of fear into the Bux. This is followed by Kawika lecturing us about the dangers of the piercing guns, she's convinced she is no longer in a hurry to get it done, bonus points!

    Finally, we're at Galleries Lafayette to replace my busted bag. Gab can't resist a Kipling for herself but I find out about Delsey, a French brand with a unique double zip closure - I'm sold. Bux has embraced the culture, adopting the Evian spritz spray for her tender young skin. Fid an I hang out at the oyster bar under the dome, crab sandwiches and affligem make for a great way to pass the hour of the girls shopping for dresses upstairs.

    Our very first time in Paris we stopped at the Hippo up from the Opera, Fid took a photo of us there. With the sleepy hot meltdowns well underway, I drag the kids in for a steak dinner while Gab finishes her time in the Galleries. It's quick dinner and bed for all.
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