It is said he brought the « power of the imagination to Europe ». Mainly thanks to his illustrations… Gustave Doré has illuminated a big part of the 19th century with black, verve and humour! Discover the « Doré » way of life thanks to the beautiful exhibition the Musée d'Orsay dedicated to him until June 5.
It is true that the Musée d'Orsay is a cult place for all those who love 19th century art in Paris. The former train station revisited as a museum was the ideal place to present this big exhibition about Gustave Doré (1832-1883), mainly celebrated for his incredible etchings of the works of Dante, Rabelais, Hugo or Balzac.
Original or imaginary. This time, in stead of just stopping at the illustrations that may have made the French artist famous, the exhibition meticulously reveals all the other sides of his work and his talents. From drawing to painting, from watercolour to sculpture. Often original or imaginary, the inspiration of Doré is expressed in all ranges of emotion!
On all continents, Paris represents the city of love. That is probably why you have chosen to stay at the Opéra Cadet with your Valentine, around February 14. Well done to you! The hotel’s location is ideal: it invites you to explore Paris holding hands and… rise above:
You can start your romantic exploration by climbing the Montmartre hill. About twenty minutes walking from the hotel, take the cable-car to discover the steep alleyways up there and enjoy a unique view on the French capital from the Sacré-Cœur.
Paris from above! Then, back down towards the Opéra Cadet, why should you not stop at the department stores, just a few steps away? Go to Printemps Haussmann for a tea in the panoramic cafeteria "Déli-cieux", at the top floor with terrace…Then continue to the Champs-Elysées, where you can have one of the most beautiful views of the capital… from the Arc de Triomphe, Paris is shown in 360°!