Tag Archives: Grand Palais

Volez, Voguez, Voyagez

My mother-in-law had occasion to travel extensively by sea and by air during the heyday of glamorous voyages. There were porters, matched sets of hard-sided luggage, and ample legroom. She is wont to bemoan the falling standards of today’s travelers. … Continue reading

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Qui a réussi tout seul

Starting on September 23, the Grand Palais in central Paris is hosting an exhibit about one of my favorite artists, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun. She rose from modest origins to be the official portraitist of Queen Marie-Antoinette. Despite her … Continue reading

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Le Roi des bijoutiers

If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris before February 16, 2014, you’ll want to take in the exhibit Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire at the Grand Palais. As stated in Town & Country magazine’s February edition, “It takes a … Continue reading

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Une patinoire

There’s a new holiday event in Paris this year. For the first time ever, the Grand Palais has installed a huge skating rink under the central glass dome from now until January 6, 2013. It’s actually the biggest temporary skating … Continue reading

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Oiseaux de nuit

Until January 28, 2013 one of the iconic American painters of the mid-20th century is on display at the Grand Palais in Paris. His 1942 painting, Nighthawks, or Oiseaux de nuit (wahzoh duh nwee), is undoubtedly the most famous of … Continue reading

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Les Vaches maigres

Ever dream of just chucking it all in ? Riping off your necktie, throwing away your Blackberry, and walking away from responsibility? You might have the bohemian spirit. A new exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris celebrates 400 years of … Continue reading

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Biennale

Buy your ticket for Paris; the Biennale des Antiquaires will take place from September 14 to 23, 2012. The 26th Biennale will be held in the beautiful Grand Palais. Organized by the Syndicat Nationale des Antiquaires since 1956, the Biennale … Continue reading

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