The Big Affordable Art Fair in Paris

Poster for Le Grand Salon d’Art Abordable 2018. 

If you could suddenly transport yourself to Paris in a few weeks, you would be in time to catch a most interesting fair, or Salon, Le Grand Salon d’Art Abordable (roughly translates as the Big Fair of Affordable Art), put together by the gloriously named Peacock Society. 

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Discover the charming Musée de Montmartre

Musee de Montmartre-Jardins Renoir. 

We had been vaguely aware of a museum on la butte (hill) de Montmartre dedicated to the area, but somehow it had eluded us.

Not so long ago we came across an article announcing its re-opening after years of closure.  Always keen to make new discoveries in Paris, and armed with our trusty Michelin street directory, we headed off to finally track it down.

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Dior Couture. 


This monumental exhibition spanning 3,000 sq. m. and featuring over 300 haute couture gowns, has just closed at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

It was a sensory overload of haute couture that took the visitor on a voyage of discovery starting with the founder of the House of Dior and progressed through the illustrious couturiers who succeed him.

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Winter in Paris – Exhibitions Galore

Queues outside the Musee Jacquemart-Andre. 

Those who think of Paris as simply a collection of historic monuments, or a city with food and fashion around every corner, are in danger of missing the many fabulous exhibitions that are held at various times of the year.

This is a city filled with major museums and galleries that you must return to time and time again.

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