Musée Picasso

I’ve been meaning to write about the Picasso museum for years now, but I couldn’t find the right way to do it. As the museum underwent a prolonged refurbishment, I spent many moments pondering the iconic artist, his connection to the city of Paris and what such a museum could mean to Parisians, visitors and… More Musée Picasso

Musée Maillol

When you’ve lived in Paris for a little while, when the city starts to feels less like a holiday destination and more like a second home, you develop connections with small and unexpected things. It might be a particular metro station with an understated deco style that makes you feel as though you’re being transported… More Musée Maillol

2016 exhibitions at the Musées de la ville de Paris

If there’s one task this blog seeks to achieve, it’s to show readers how diverse, exciting and varied the museums of Paris truly are. I will always love the Louvre and the d’Orsay – after all, their collections are unrivalled anywhere else – but there is such a pleasure in discovering a tiny little museum,… More 2016 exhibitions at the Musées de la ville de Paris

Musée Albert-Kahn

I have a thing about forests. Whenever I’m told to imagine my happy place, a place I can retreat to in my mind, to relax and be peaceful, I imagine a forest. Not a dusky Australian bush scene of eucalyptus and brown rivers like the one I grew up near (though I do love those,… More Musée Albert-Kahn

Château de Versailles

Decadence. Indulgence. Excess. What other location in France (indeed, Europe, and maybe even the world) embodies these words as much as the Château de Versailles? Home to the French royals from the reigns of Louis XIII to the ill-fated Louis XVI, Versailles came to be the resplendent palace we think of it as under Louis… More Château de Versailles

Art Lovers’ Paris, free this week

When I’m not pottering around on Les Musées de Paris, I’m writing about Paris in many other places. One of my favourite projects is writing e-books for the wonderful Unanchor Travel, which publishes travel e-books filled with beautiful photos, detailed maps and expertly-curated itineraries for destinations all over the world. Unanchor books are available direct from… More Art Lovers’ Paris, free this week

Musée Cognacq-Jay

What do we want to see when we go to a museum? Sometimes we’re looking for the strange and new, something that makes us think or feel differently about the world around us. Sometimes we want to see the familiar, something we’ve read or learned about but never had the chance to see in the flesh. And sometimes… More Musée Cognacq-Jay