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!
Christmas in Paris is one of the most beautiful life-size that exists. If you have the opportunity to stay at the Hotel Opéra Cadet for the holiday season, at the heart of the city of light, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to outings and fairies. Paris at Christmas time, what a show!
First, there will be the magic of Christmas lights. Then, the charming bohemian Christmas markets with stalls on the Champs-Elysées, on the square of La Défense, next to the Gare de l’Est and the Gare Montparnasse! Further on you’ll be delighted by the Big Wheel on the Place de la Concorde…
Christmas fairies. You’ll also love the Village d’Auteuil: this year, the incredible « Fairy » show unites two hectares of nativity scenes from around the world, a Christmas market, a flea market, exhibitions, concerts, carousels, fanfares… And not to forget the outdoor ice rinks of the City Hall or Montparnasse, the shop windows of the department stores...