Le Musée d’Orsay

When I began this blog, my mission was to introduce readers not so much to world-renowned museums like the Musée d’Orsay, but to those small, little-known museums that make Paris so unique, the ones which don’t necessary appear on the front page of magazines or guide books. I was interested in the forgotten, the bizarre, … More Le Musée d’Orsay

Le Grand Palais

The stately boulevard of the Champs-Elysées is a misleading place. Tourists think Paris’ most famous street will be the height of stereotypical French elegance. Many expect it to show off the best French gastronomie has to offer. But for many, the Champs-Elysées is a disappointment. The restaurants are mediocre and overpriced and the shops are mostly multinational … More Le Grand Palais

Le Centre Pompidou

Lately, I have been feeling far more cynical than usual about the state of the world. The rise of conservative and nationalist movements has me worried for my fellow citizens and the most vulnerable among us. It also has me biting my nails about the upcoming French election (don’t worry, I will bring this around … More Le Centre Pompidou

Le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres

If you’re a muséophile like I am, you’ve surely encountered the challenge of crowds. The world’s finest museums, from the Tate to the Met to the d’Orsay and beyond, will always attract huge numbers. Some, like the Louvre with its subterranean glass pyramid entrance hall, are well-equipped to deal with crowds. Others, like the Pompidou, are … More Le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres