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!
When you’re staying at the hotel Opéra Cadet, it is like no other stay in Paris! That’s because, a few steps from the Opéra Garnier, you’re also situated near a great number of theatres and auditoriums. To reserve a last minute night out and buy your tickets half-price: follow the guide!
For your business and pleasure trips or for your get-away in Paris, the district of the Opéra Cadet is ideal to tour around in Paris. Exploring it is very easy by foot or by public transport! Chic and busy during the day, the district becomes bohemian and artistic by the end of the day and for the rest of the night.
Chic and bohemian outings. Between the Opéra and the Comédie Française, on the main boulevards as in the historic little streets around the Palais Royal, you’ll find theatres, music cellars, auditoriums... For last minute half-price tickets for a large choice of Parisian entertainment, be smart: use the online services of the « Kiosque Théâtre »: http://www.kiosquetheatre.com/