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!
Even though the summer starts on June 21, it really only settles during the bright days of July and August, when all Paris calms down. If your stay at the Opéra Cadet is planned during the high season, why not explore the city with your head in the wind and your hands on the handlebar? Experience the summer on a Vélib'!
For their 7th anniversary, some 24 000 Vélibs bicycles can be counted, available for you and for all your journeys in Paris. Divided over more than 1700 stations, the Vélibs will await you for an ecological and economical journey, that doesn't contribute to traffic jams. Obviously, you need to watch out for the cars...but...
Paris by cycle path. An ever increasing number of cycle paths invites you to quickly and safely cycle to the main and cult sites of the capital. The Parisian « cycle map » has even reached the aim of 700 km of cycle paths! For subscriptions, click here: http://www.velib.paris.fr/