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Vermeer ore the aura of art

Everybody wants to see Vermeer.

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Vélazquez: The painter of painters - FINISHED

There are only a few painters like him. A few? Monet even called him “the painter of painters”.

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Musée du Quai Branly: Washed ashore

This is not a museum, it’s much more than this, it’s an invitation to a voyage.

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Venet at Versailles: rust and fury

Bernar Venet is back. And the bourgeois of Versailles are in a fury: in their eyes, the 22 meter high arcs in front of the Château

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The martyred wife

She was a star in France long before her second husband, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, made headlines: Anne Sinclair is her name. And whatever happens to him, she is standing behind him. She is backing him, walking at his side. A beautiful woman, proud and betrayed.

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The mystery of Ève Matel

Ève Matel is the author of this book – that’s her pen name or should we more aproppiately say her “nom de plume”?

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Musée du Parfum: petals in flacons

Paris doesn't have the reputation of being the perfume capital of the world. This prize goes to Grasse, on the Côte d’Azur.

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Fondation Louis Vuitton: A ship from outer space

Is it a ship from outer space, a colossal yacht that has dropped anchor in Paris, spreading its sails over the tree line of Bois de Boulogne?

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Sacré-Coeur: Lord of all you survey!

Even if you’ve never been to Paris, there are some landmarks you’ll probably know by heart: the Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Coeur.

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Musée d’Histoire Naturelle: Noah’s Ark

If you are traveling with kids, you can probably tell a thing or two about their enthusiasm when it comes to museums.

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Helmut Newton: A gun for hire – FNIISHED

Helmut Newton was probably the most controversial photographer ever.

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Musée de la Vie Romantique: Chopin’s hand

If you are one who’s fond of romanticism, one who loves to listen to Chopin and admires the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, then you shouldn’t

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Centre Pompidou: The nice monster of Paris

What exactly is the Centre Pompidou, in Paris better known as Beaubourg? A museum, yes, and one of the best in Paris.

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Musée Maillol: The Master and the Muse

She was his muse, his model, and his inspiration.

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Eyes on Paris: The photogenic capital

No doubt, Paris is the most photogenic city in the world. The most photogenic and probably the most photographed, too.

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The Towers of Notre-Dame: The old unchanged Beauty

Which is the nicest view of Paris, the most impressive one? Down from the Eiffel Tower? No, not necessarily.

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Musée Jacquemart-André: Lessons of Lifestyle

Imagine living with a Watteau painting in your bedroom. And what about a Tiepolo for your dining room? Or do you prefer Rembrandt?

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The St-Jacques Tower: Gothic Gargoyles

The Saint-Jacques tower is probably the oddest monument in Paris: a tower standing lost and alone in the heart of Paris. Intriguing, no?

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“Midnight in Paris”: like a postcard

“Midnight in Paris” is the kind of movie that divides the public into two irreconcilable parts: the enchanted enthusiasts on one h

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“Midnight in Paris”: like a postcard

“Midnight in Paris” is the kind of movie that divides the public into two irreconcilable parts: the enchanted enthusiasts on one hand, the bored wh

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Kapoor's blown-up beauty FINISHED

It’s the same with art as it is with love: the big encounter only happens a few times in a lifetime.

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Cinémathèque: Look at that!

This is where it all began, in Paris, in the basement of a café: the story of cinema.

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Cinémathèque: Look at that!

This is where it all began, in Paris, in the basement of a café: the story of cinema.

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The taste machine named Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick was one of the greatest film directors ever.

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Manet: the invention of modernity FINISHED

After Monet – the exhibition that recently attracted nearly one million visitors in Paris – comes “Manet: The man who invented mod

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The latest must-have is a book

Ask Karl Lagerfeld who “la Parisienne” par excellence is, and he will tell you: Inès de la Fressange.

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Grand Palais: Nature and Ideal

You made it to Paris, congratulations.

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Pinacothèque: a cabinet of curiosities

Marc Restellini is a kind of enfant terrible of the Parisian cultural scene. The academics don’t like him.

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Cranach: disconcertingly beautiful

This is the first exhibition in France devoted to German painter Lucas Cranach: “Cranach and his time” at the freshly renovated Mu

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Pinacothèque: The Birth of a Museum - LAST DAYS!!

The Birth of a Museum is not one exhibition, there are actually two. Or to be precise: three.

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Revenants: Ghosts at the Louvre

Do dead men come back sometimes, somehow? This is a question as old as mankind.

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Atelier Brancusi: Leda and the birds

People in Paris often wonder where to go or which museum they could visit without queuing up for hours.

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The Beautiful Fall: About fashion rivalry

If you have the slightest interest in both Paris and the fashion world, then this book is for you: The Beautiful Fall, published i

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Notre-Dame: even for the unbelievers

Why should you visit Notre-Dame? Becaue ten million other people do it every year?

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Andrée Putman: The revolution of taste

There’s nothing she didn’t do: the stunning interior of the Concorde, that was her’s.

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Musée Rodin: More than a Kiss

There are places too good to be true. They may exist in novels, in films, but in reality? The Musée Rodin is a place like this.

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Simply Basquiat: In a Hungry Hurry

When Jean-Michel Basquiat burst onto the art scene in 1981, his paintings of anguished figures were hailed by some critics as work

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Kertész: "I never document"

His French colleague Henri Cartier-Bresson considered him one of the masters: Hungarian born André Kertész, no doubt, was one of t

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Boulat: This is Photojournalism

Pierre and Alexandra Boulat never had the ambition to construct what you might call an oeuvre, a body of work.

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MEP: A Must for Photo-Lovers

For those of you who love photography the Maison Européenne de la Photographie is an absolute must.

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Monet: Master of the Moment

His one and only subject was light: the light that flows through nature and objects, that can transform anything in just a few sec

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King Karl's Eye

Photos by Karl Lagerfeld? You might think you’ve seen them all because they are everywhere.

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Paris je t'aime: In 18 variations

A beautiful setting

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Eiffel Tower: A stupefying folly

With around 7 million paying visitors annually, The Eiffel Tower is the most visited building worldwide.

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The Louvre: Tete-a-tete with Durer

Congratulations. You've made it to Paris. You have a few things on your list that you absolutely want to do or to see.

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Paris the red courtesan

Imagine you could only read one book to prepare for your trip to Paris. Well, then choose this one: The Invention of Paris is its promising title.

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Oh my dog!

These are quite strange portraits: dog's faces. Looking directly into your eyes.

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A Thin red line

Dynasty is a ingle exhibition, but in two locations, it shows 40 young artists, but 80 works.

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Hunting in Paris

Since it’s renovation in 2007, the private "Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature" (The Hunting and Nature Museum) is something you shouldn’t miss,

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