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Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton

On Monday morning, I finally made it to the Fondation Louis Vuitton, one of Paris's newest museums and monuments. The current exhibit of the Sergei Shchukin collection (including works from Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin and others) has been extended by one final week...

An Art Nouveau Walking Tour of Paris’s 16th

An Art Nouveau Walking Tour of Paris’s 16th

While "medieval" and "Hausmannian" may be the first styles that come to mind when we think of Parisian architecture, Paris is also home to an impressive array of more modern architecture. Guimard's Castel Béranger, Rue Jean de la Fontaine, 75016 Paris (1898) Just once...

Les Chouettes Restaurant & Bar

Les Chouettes Restaurant & Bar

It's been a while since I've walked into a restaurant and said, "Wow!" But when I walked into Les Chouettes for a late night drink this summer, I was amazed. The restaurant refers to itself as "Eiffel style" and understandably so. The space has been completely...

Early Modern Architecture in Paris: La Maison de Verre

Early Modern Architecture in Paris: La Maison de Verre

I hate glass block walls and windows. So much so that almost missed out on purchasing my new apartment because I was so distracted by the glass monstrosity separating the living room from the dining room. (It was of course the first thing to go when I started...

Le Palais Garnier: Opera & Architecture

Le Palais Garnier: Opera & Architecture

Le Palais Garnier or Opéra Garnier is one of Paris's most recognizable landmarks, famous as much for its intricate and ornamental façade (completely renovated and restored in 2000) and grand staircase made of marble as for its auditorium and the importance of that...

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