I like to stay in Paris in July and August as it is a good opportunity to visit museums without queuing for hours! Most parisians are on vacation so it is easier and more pleasant to walk around in Paris. So last month I went to “Le Grand Palais” to see the exhibition called “Jardins” (Gardens) which is a collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings showing how the garden is a complete work of art. I really enjoyed the botanical prints and books but also the beautiful watercolors “Iris” from Patrick Neu. Here below is a little glimpse of this beautiful exhibition!
J’aime rester à Paris en Juillet et en Août, car c’est une bonne opportunité pour visiter les musées sans devoir faire la queue pendant des heures! La plupart des parisiens étant en vacances, il est plus facile et plus agréable de se promener dans Paris. Donc, le mois dernier, je me suis rendue au «Grand Palais» pour voir l’exposition «Jardins» qui est une collection de peintures, sculptures, photographies, dessins montrant comment le jardin est une œuvre d’art. J’ai vraiment apprécié les estampes et les livres botaniques, mais aussi les belles aquarelles “Iris” de Patrick Neu. Les photos cci-dessous vous donneront un petit aperçu de cette belle exposition!
Last month I discovered one of the cutest museum in Paris: le Musée de la vie romantique. It is a very small and discreet museum, hidden at the end of an alley but so charming! I went there to see the exhibition called “The power of flowers” which was focused on the work of the famous painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté. I then enjoyed a coffee in their cute salon de thé in the middle of the garden! This museum is definitely worth a visit!
Le mois passé, j’ai découvert le musée le plus charmant de Paris, à savoir le Musée de la vie romantique. C’est un petit musée très discret, au bout d’une allée mais tellement charmant! J’ai pu admirer l’exposition “Le Pouvoir des fleurs” de Pierre-Josep Redouté dont je suis une grande fan et ensuite faire une petite pause, à l’ombre, au sein du petit salon de thé. A découvrir absolument!
First I had two cups of coffee…
Then I had lunch with a cold glas of white wine….
And finally I really enjoyed a refreshing soda as it was very warm!
It was just one Thursday afternoon in Paris….
I had the day off….
It was freezing cold but the sun was shining and no matter what Paris is always beautiful…..
First I went shopping at “Les Galeries Lafayette” and found some great lace tops on sale.
Then I visited my favorite bookshop “Galignani” located on Rue de Rivoli. They have beautiful Art books and very interesting History books.
Then I was headed for Le Musée de l’Orangerie to see the exhibition “American Painting in the 1930’s” and I walked through Le Jardin des Tuileries.
Arrived at destination…. the beautiful Musée de l’Orangerie
It was not allowed to take pictures but I bought this postcard of one of my favorite painting from Edward Hopper “New York Movie”.
And finally on my way out of Le Jardin des Tuileries, Paris was just offering idyllic pictures.
It was just one Thursday afternoon in Paris.
As mentioned earlier “le jardin des pivoines” (the garden of peonies) in the botanical garden is definitely a must! I was there in May and it was perfect timing as most of the peonies were beautifully in bloom. Few of them were beginning to fade and it was also charming in a way: all the petals gathered on the floor or looking like crumpled paper…. some of them will definitely be “my models” for drawings and paintings!
The fading peonies…
The very pink peonies…
The very white peonies…