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Brocante — Village St. Paul (Le Marais)

April 9, 2012

This coming April 14 and 15, a chic brocante will be in the Village St. Paul area of Le Marais, in the 4th Arrondissement of Paris. In the Jewish Quartier of Paris, Village St. Paul is a well known hunting…

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Hotel de Ville Exhibitions — Robert Doisneau and Jean-Jacques Sempé

March 13, 2012

The Hotel de Ville de Paris, the majestic city hall of Paris, is hosting a free photographic exhibition of Robert Doisneau through April 28. Doisneau, perhaps France’s most celebrated photographer, is best known for capturing street life of the streets…

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Cézanne In Paris

January 24, 2012

Through February 26, Musée du Luxembourg hosts a special exhibition of Cézanne paintings he did while visiting Paris. Known best for his pastoral paintings of Provence, Cézanne also made over twenty trips to Paris, where he learned a style of painting that he…

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Musée Gustave Moreau

May 25, 2011

The Musée Gustave Moreau is exceptionally well-hidden down a small side-street in the 9th arrondissement, yet it is well worth the detour to discover what lies within this seemingly small building. Stepping inside the small door you are greeted by…

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Palais Garnier – Visite Libre

December 8, 2010

Until 31st December, it is possible to explore inside one of Paris’ great buildings. Constructed in the 19th century, the Palais Garnier is the home of the Opéra de Paris. Upon paying 9€, you are granted free access to the foyers,…

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La Nuit des Musées (May 15th)

May 12, 2010

This Saturday – Pay a Nocturnal Visit to Paris’s Museums…For Free! Entering the Louvre at night without paying would normally result in a visit to the Commissariat de Police, but this Saturday the inhabitants of Paris will be encouraged to…

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Musée du Quai Branly — Special Exhibition Celebrating 10 Years Pavillon des Sessions

April 14, 2010

Paris definitely has its fair share of amazing museums. Most people make it to the Louvre or the Musée D’Orsay, which are great, but if you want to visit a museum that is truly unlike the rest then I suggest…

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