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Modern Architecture in Paris

Castel Beranger entrance doors 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

Impressionists in Paris

Paris was a birthplace of one of the most famous 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 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. Artists…

My travel diary: Three days in Paris

View on Eiffel tower from bridge across the Seine river

Paris is one of my favourite cities! I’m so in love with its museums, French cuisine and the vibe the city has. I’m quite a lucky Paris is only three hours away with a train from Amsterdam. So, I’m there quite often. However, I was recently for the first time in Paris on a solo trip. It was a mix of business and pleasure, so I had enough time to enjoy in my short trip. Well, here is my travel diary with things I did during my three days in Paris.