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The best museums in Paris

Being a home to some of the most famous museums in the world, Paris definitely deserved a reputation of the City of Art. So many of those famous artists lived there. So many art styles were founded there, as well. However, with almost 130 museums, it can definitely be a bit overwhelming for a first time visitors. That’s why I’ve compiled here a guide with all tips and tricks that will help you navigate your way through some of the best museums in Paris. The best museums in Paris Paris classics #1 – Musée du Louvre Address: Rue de Rivoli Louvre is probably…

What to buy as a souvenir in Paris? Cosmetics!

One of the advantages of travelling is having an access to a different brands and local products. Of course, with the world becoming a global village and an on line shopping being more and more popular, you can easily get those products delivered to your home, as well! But, there is something special in visiting cosmetic stores, finding some local brands you’ve never heard of before and smelling the new season’s fragrances. And it’s even more special if all that’s happening in Paris! Why should you buy cosmetics when in Paris Paris has always been a center of fashion, beauty and those worldwide…

Modern Architecture in Paris

When thinking of Paris’ architecture some of the first things coming to our mind are usually Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Chapelle or Haussmann’s boulevards with the same historical buildings on them. But, what often slips our mind is the 20th century and its Modern architecture that pretty much shaped Paris as we know it today. I wanted to learn more about it, so during my last visit to Paris I joined the Modernist Architecture walking tour organised by Context Travel. Modernist Architecture in Paris’ 16th Arrondissement At the beginning of the 20th century Paris is becoming one of the…

Impressionists in Paris

Paris was a birthplace of one of the most beloved painting styles in history and even more important – the first modern style in painting – Impressionism. Here is where its members met, learned to paint together, discussed art and made some of the most beautiful paintings in history. The second half of the 19th century shaped modern Paris and made the modern art happened. So, during my recent trip to Paris I wanted to follow in their footsteps and visit some of museums with their paintings. Impressionists in Paris In the mid-19th century historical painting dominated in French art.…

My travel diary: Three days in Paris

Paris is one of my favorite cities! I’m so in love in its museums, French cuisine and the vibe the city has. Since it is such a short train ride with the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris, I am there quite often. However, recently I went there for the first time on the solo trip. I wanted to write about Impressionism and its modern architecture, so I planed a shorter three days trip in Paris. Three days in Paris Day one – Fashionable Paris I catch the early train from Amsterdam so I was in Paris around 10 AM already. It was…