The Vowel Tree
Work of Giuseppe Penone, an Italian artist. He belongs to the Arte povera movement. This term was first used in the late 1960s by an Italian art historian and critic, Germano Celant. Arte povera claims to be the opposite of “rich art”. Indeed, it opposes Italian art against the supremacy of American art.
The work was commissioned by the Ministry of Culture in 1998. It depicts an oak tree lying down as if it had been struck by a storm. It is actually a bronze casting. You can glimpse the vowels of the alphabet through the roots. This piece of art shows the fragility of nature. Thus, Penone said, “Creating a sculpture is a vegetal gesture. “
Your visit to Paris can continue with a walk or a picnic in the Tuileries Garden!
The address: Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris
The Hotel de Toulouse
The Hotel de Toulouse was bought by the Bank of France in 1808. It was built in 1635. Today it is the head office of the Bank of France.
Visit the Golden Gallery, it dates to the 17th century and is sumptuous. It is 40 meters long, 6.5 meters wide and 8 meters high.
On the vault we can admire four paintings representing the four elements: water, sea, fire and air.
The paintings mostly represent scenes from Roman history.
Finally, we are sure that you will be amazed by the golden woodwork which is just sublime!
The address: 1 Rue de La Vrillière, 75001 Paris Hotel de Toulouse
Add a little Asian art to your visit in Paris by taking a tour of the Cernuschi Museum. Henri Cernuschi had this mansion built on his return from a trip to Asia. This hotel then became a museum in his name. He bequeathed 5,000 Chinese pieces of art to the City of Paris, more have been added over time.
The advantage is that this museum is located near Parc Monceau, therefore you can also walk there after your visit.
The address: 7 Avenue Velasquez, 75008 Paris
This museum is a copy of an 18th century hotel. Count Moïse de Camondo bequeaths it to the Museum of Decorative Arts. He asked that this museum be named in memory of his son, who was killed in aerial combat.
You will admire the white and gold woodwork, the sublime tapestries as well as the exceptional furniture.
The address: 63 Rue de Monceau, 75008 Paris
Town hall of the 10th district
This town hall was inaugurated on February 28, 1896. It is considered to be the most beautiful of the twenty town halls in Paris. Its facade is made up of sculptures representing the various professions of the district, such as perfumery, theater or even goldsmithery. It has a neo-renaissance style architecture. It is inspired by the Hôtel de Ville and the Château de Chambord.
The address: 72 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris
Passages and courtyards around rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
Located in the 11th and 12th arrondissements, this is one of the oldest streets in Paris. There is notably the mythical Place de la Bastille. In the passage du Chantier, you will find furniture stores, furniture craftsmen working with wood. Admire the sundial dating back to 1751 at the Court of the Gold Star (Cour de l’Etoile d’Or) at 75 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine. On this visit to Paris, stroll through the Cour du Bel Air (56 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine) or the Cour des Shadocks (71 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine). Finally, you can always push a carriage door to discover other exceptional places.
Wall painting by Gérard Puvis
Work of Gérard Puvis, an artist, a painter and sculptor. It dates from 1990 and it is THE oldest mural in Paris! It is a metallic greenhouse, full of colors and with a representation of the vegetation of the neighborhood behind the windows.
The address: 6o Rue de Reuilly, 75012 Paris
Musée des Arts Forains (Fairground Museum)
Be guaranteed to fall into your childhood as soon as you enter into this magical place! You will find merry-go-rounds, instruments, all kinds of objects reminding you of fairgrounds. The decor is really fabulous! In addition, a scene from the American TV show Emily in Paris was shot in this place!
The address: Les Pavillons de Bercy, 53 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012 Paris
29 Rue Jean Colly
This street in the 13th arrondissement is known for its original facade on one of its buildings. Indeed, on the facade of the Habitat Social Français building, you can find a map of the metro of this district. It dates back to 1986. Metro stations light up at night.
Here are ten incredible places for a visit to Paris! Museums, hotels, courtyards, streets, unusual monuments, Paris is full of great places to visit and discover! So go for it, admire and explore Paris!
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