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Arty Party Lille and Lille3000

Written by on November 27, 2015 in Art and Artists, Nord-Pas de Calais
Arty Party Lille and Lille3000

Lille  knows how to enjoy the good life big time, like no other city I’ve ever been to this is the capital of fun French style. Lille is the home of Lille3000 – so called because when the town became European Capital of Culture in 2004 the Lillois (people of Lille) loved how their town […]

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Lille3000 Renaissance 2015 | The Opening Parade

Lille3000 Renaissance 2015 | The Opening Parade

The most spectacular art gallery opening in the world – Lille3000 Renaissance: On Saturday 26 September, 2015, the sun shone on the city of Lille in northern France, the sky was blue, the old city, Vieux Lille, was as gorgeous as ever with its 17th century Flemish buildings with their distinctive gables and beautiful decorations. It […]

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Lille 3000 2015

Lille 3000 2015

Lille 3000 is a unique, quirky, fantastically French cultural artistic event that takes place in the city of Lille, northern France over several months in hundreds of different locations. It’s slightly crazy, possibly a tad deranged and absolutely pulsating with joie de vivre, energy and joy and if you love art, then this should be […]

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David Bowie is Paris Exhibition

Written by on March 30, 2015 in Art and Artists
David Bowie is Paris Exhibition

The David Bowie is exhibition is at the Philharmonie de Paris until May 31st.  It is a unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour of one of the most influential and memorable artists of the last 50 years – it’s a must for Bowie fans.  David Bowie is, is the first international retrospective […]

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New Antiques and Arts Fair for Paris

Written by on March 25, 2015 in Art and Artists, Arty
New Antiques and Arts Fair for Paris

April 2015 sees the launch of a brand new annual antiques and art fair in Paris. The Paris Beaux-Arts Fair will be held at the celebrated Carrousel du Louvre right in the heart of the City in rue de Rivoli. The Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) who are the organisers of the event say that […]

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Where to find Rodin in France

Written by on November 14, 2014 in Art and Artists
Where to find Rodin in France

Auguste Rodin (12 November 1840 to 17 November 1917) was born in Paris to an inspector in the Paris Préfecture de Police and a former seamstress. He grew up in the Mouffetard district of Paris and attended a school for the training of decorative artists. Afterwards he served a long apprenticeship as a modeller in […]

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Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris

Written by on November 10, 2014 in Art and Artists, Arty, Paris
Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris

2014 saw the opening stage of a brand new private museum and art Centre. Sponsored by the group LVMH (Louis Vuitton) and its subsidiaries, the Louis Vuitton Foundation Paris is an incredible sight, a standout colossus of a building.   The construction of this new centre was started in 2006, designed by the American-Canadian architect […]

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House of Renoir Essoyes Champagne France

Written by on October 23, 2014 in Art and Artists, Champagne-Ardenne, Photo gallery
House of Renoir Essoyes Champagne France

The great impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir lived in the charming little village of Essoyes, in the Aube department of Champagne-Ardennes from 1896 until 1907. I was privileged to one one of the first British journalists to enter the home of the painter since it was sold by the family to the town he once loved. […]

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Following in the footsteps of Renoir

Written by on October 23, 2014 in Art and Artists, Champagne-Ardenne
Following in the footsteps of Renoir

If your job was to scout for picture-perfect locations for chocolate boxes, you’d find the Cote des Bar in Champagne a rich source of glorious material. Postcard pretty villages, vineyards and chateaux, this is a part of France that is incredibly beautiful and yet not overcrowded… Following in the footsteps of Renoir in the village […]

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Nuit Blanche Paris 2014

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Art and Artists, Arty, Paris
Nuit Blanche Paris 2014

The Nuit Blanche (White Night) has become one of the most popular events on the Paris cultural calendar. It’s an opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy art in Paris in a relaxed and unusual way and have a lot of fun doing it – every first Saturday of October.  Stay up and party with […]

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