Posts Tagged ‘Musée Jacquemart-André’

French Fashion: This Spring’s Best Parties

What makes a really romantic Paris party? Start with a garden, import some pretty girls and add flirtatious fellows. Then, start the music. Voilà! You have a fête galante, the height of French fashion almost 300 years ago.

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Paris Art: The Two Sexiest Shows

For Paris art, autumn is the hottest part of the calendar. But this year, a pair of popular shows is turning up that heat. At Musée d’Orsay, Masculine/ Masculine: The Nude Man in Art pays tribute to […]

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Musée Jacquemart-André: A Parisian Museum with Class but without the Crowds

No stay in the City of Light may seem complete without a visit to one of the big three Paris museums: the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, or the Centre Pompidou. But if these temples of art feel overwhelming in their size or just plain crowded, take heart. Paris is also home to many smaller museums, many of them absolute gems, with spectacular collections of their own. Among these is the lovely Musée Jacquemart-André, once a private mansion in the 8th Arrondissement, built in the late 19th century by the banker Edouard André and his wife, Nélie Jacquemart.

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