Tag Archives: Musée du Louvre

Why Museums Matter

Anyone who has ever traveled with me can attest to my museum obsession. I have been accused of being incapable of passing any museum without popping in for a visit. Of course these types of consuming passions all have an origin or … Continue reading

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Night at the Museum

On Saturday May 21st, more than 3,000 museums will participate in the annual European Museum Night event. Every year since 2005, museums throughout Europe have opened their galleries from sunset until 1 AM for free visits and special activities.

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A Paris Halloween

h/t to Golem Treize  

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Louvre’s New Attraction

This summer the Louvre is featuring an extra added attraction for visitors who linger in the Carrousel and Tuilerie Gardens—a herd of rats. Not quite as cute and cuddly as the cast of Ratatouille, these rodents have proliferated throughout the gardens … Continue reading

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London vs Paris

London vs Paris is a clever tale of two cities by infographic. The Tate vs the Louvre? Big Ben vs the Eiffel Tower? Tube vs Metro? Pub vs Café? It’s a real challenge to choose. Although I’ve spent more time … Continue reading

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Free Paris Walking Tour

Well, now that I’ve grabbed your attention, I have to admit that the title of this post is a little misleading. The” walking tour” is just a 50 minute long video (see below) filmed on a week-long visit to Paris during … Continue reading

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Comment Dites-Vous Pickpocket

Paris police have begun patrolling the Louvre in force following a day-long walk-out by museum staff in protest of aggressive gangs of violent pickpockets. Directeur de l’Office de Tourisme de Paris Paul Roll responded to concerns about museum visitor safety … Continue reading

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Atelier Visite Virtuelle

Situated in the bustling heart of Paris just a two minute walk from the Louvre, 59 Rivoli is a six floor, 19th century repurposed bank building packed with artist studios. Founded as an artists’ squat in 1999, 59 Rivoli was … Continue reading

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What makes Paris look like Paris

Even if you have never had the opportunity to visit Paris, you probably have a very clear notion of what the city’s distinctive architecture looks like. Not simply the iconic sights, such as Notre Dame and the Louvre, but the … Continue reading

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