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Emprunter

The biggest news on the art scene in Paris this month was the December 12 opening of the Louvre annex in Lens. This relatively small community in the Nord-Pas de Calais is joined to Paris by the high-speed train, the … Continue reading

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Tout est perdu sauf l’honneur

King François I, the original Renaissance man, was born on September 12, 1494. During his formative years, ideas from the Italian renaissance were percolating across the border, which greatly influenced the education of the young man. When François took the … Continue reading

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Se jeter dans l’eau

On August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa, known as La Joconde in France, was stolen from the Louvre. What’s even more amazing is that the theft wasn’t noticed for a full day. If you’ve been to the Louvre in recent … Continue reading

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