- Musée de l'Orangerie and the Tuileries Garden
- Musée Palais Galliera
- Seine and the Eiffel Tower
- Window Licking, part 3
- More Pics
While the Musée de l'Orangerie (aka "the Orangerie") is known for its wonderful paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Gaugin, Sisley, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, and Rosseau, it is perhaps most famous for two oval-shaped anterooms containing massive, curved pieces by Monet. He painted these works expressly for the museum late in life, when he was almost blind.
When we visited, the museum was also hosting a special exhibit, American Paintings in the 1930s. A fascinating collection of American art from the depression era but, unfortunately, photos were not allowed. If you have a chance, you should see it. It first appeared in Chicago earlier in 2016, and will be appearing in London in 2017.
The Tuileries Garden is near the Orangerie.
The Musée Palais Galliera is a small museum that is currently hosting an eclectic exhibit of historical fashion, called Anatomy of a Collection, Part 1. This museum is only open when it has an exhibit and, sometime in February, Anatomy of a Collection, part 2, will open.
Photos were not allowed, but the exhibit included pieces from the era of Marie Antoinette, pieces from Schiaparelli, and a section dedicated to Sonia Rykiel. As I said, it was very eclectic—I could not detect a theme.
But it was interesting. The building and its setting are also quite beautiful.
I haven't gone up the Eiffel Tower. I'll save that (and the Louvre) for another trip.
But I have seen the Eiffel Tower. One late afternoon we spent some time admiring it's view. Another time we took an evening boat ride on the Seine when it was lightly raining. Magical.
And the Seine. The beautiful Seine.
So much to look at in the Paris windows! And they change quite often. Sorry for the reflections.
Photo credit: Margy
Photo credit: Margy
One evening we went to see How to Become Parisian in One Hour, a one man show by Olivier Giraud. Here Olivier demonstrates his impression of a sexy French woman. I am trying to mimic, but I am clearly sexy-Parisian-woman-deficient