The Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris is largely unknown by tourists as well as by Parisians themselves. And yet this beautiful building located in the very centre of the city near the Marais could be called the Museum of Paris as it houses on its groundfloor a very interesting permanent exhibition about Paris and its history: ‘Paris, la métropole et ses projets‘. A must-see, whether you are a Parisian or a tourist, to learn much about the history of Paris for free and with captions both in French and in English!
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 prestigious collection of paintings of the Swiss couple Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser is currently shown in the Musée Marmottan in Paris in a beautiful exhibition: Villa Flora, les temps enchantés. One can admire there 75 masterpieces, all by great artists, Impressionists, Nabis, Fauves,… It is in my opinion one of the top three exhibitions not to be missed in Paris this winter. It started last September and is still running until 7 February. If you have not seen it yet, go and visit it straight away: it is really amazing!