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!
No, one swallow does not make a Spring, but starting from March 21, the signs of nice weather will increase in Paris. Between the sunshine and the gaps in the clouds, enjoy strolling around the 400 odd Parisian parks and squares. An exploration with the Hotel Opéra Cadet.
Maybe you should start with the Tuileries, a few minutes walking from your hotel, the Opéra Cadet. Here, between statues and fountains, basins and French gardens, you can discover the spring charm of this inevitable park, snuggled up against the Musée du Louvre.
Green and sunny Paris! Then, you could invite yourself to the jardins du Luxembourg! This is where you’ll find shady alleyways, welcoming chairs for some sunbathing opposite the water-jets and the pleasure of spending time with your family at the play equipments for children, the pony rides, or during a fierce chess game…Yes, Paris during springtime is a true delight!