Bettina Rheims is a French photographer who was born in 1952 and whose father was Maurice Rheims, a famous auctioneer and art historian. She is known to be the photographer of movie stars. More than this she has been for fourty years the photographer who sublimates the women, all the women, whether famous or unknown, dressed or naked, in black & white or in colour, … One cannot remain indifferent to all this women’s beauty shown in the retrospective exhibition taking place in the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris : five rooms on three floors, about 180 photographies, … A must-see until 27 March!
The Carnavalet Museum in Paris is worth the visit for several reasons. Firstly it is located in the very heart of the Marais area in two beautiful mansions, the Hôtel Carnavalet, from the Renaissance period, and the Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint Fargeau, from 17th century. And despite this exceptional location it remains quiet and not too busy. Secondly the permanent collections of the museum can be visited for free (while the temporary exhibitions are paying). And thirdly it is delightfully quaint, as no other museum in Paris!