Posted: Oct 20, 2007 12:09 am
Before you even do ANYTHING.... get acquainted with the layout of the city - unless you have a local friend serving as a tour guide
the arrondissements are numbered like a clockwise snail shell - with 1,2,3 & 4 in the center and the rest of them spiraling out from there.
GET A MAP! or download one
STUFF TO GET OUT THE WAY & DO BECAUSE EVERYONE WILL ASK YOU DID YOU GO THERE?
- yeah that LOUVRE is a big deal. i don't like the glass pyramid in front, but no one asked me - the Mona Lisa up front and personal is small and dark but you must see her!
Jeu de Paume - one of my favorites - contemporary art stuffs
1, place de la Concorde, 75008 (metro = concorde)
the above are right bank locations
rue de Lille
HUGE collection of Impressionist works as well as photography
its one of my favorite museums in teh WORLD
right now, fabulous show there:
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/events/exhibitions/in-the-musee-dorsay/ex hibitions-in-the-musee-dorsay/article/vers-le-reportage-7826.html?S=0& tx_ttnews%5Btx_pids%5D=1918%2C1996%2C2005%2C2036%2C2038%2C1781%2C591%2 C254%2C649%2C648%2C253%2C1388%2C1389%2C619%2C252%2C258%2C257%2C222%2C5 94%2C610%2C617%2C604%2C606%2C608%2C631%2C632&tx_ttnews%5Btt_cur%5D=782 6&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=51&cHash=a2ec09442b
left bank location
another right bank:
pompidou centre has fabulous contemporary crazings
its all industrial looking and almost smack dab in the center of paris - you could start here and radiate anywheres
Place Georges Pompidou
and..... I have stuff on exhibit in Paris during your stay...
sort of (we start the day before the last day of your trip)
i'm just copying & pasting from the press release... sorry (i have not much time)
From October 29 through November 29, the works of Billy Name and other Warhol Factory Superstars will be on exhibition at Paris' L'Univerre Gallery www.luniverre.com.
Participants will Bibbe Hansen, Ultra Violet, Brigid Berlin, Allan Midgette, Ivy Nicholson and Factory inspired artists John Santanello, Editta Sherman, Amy Cohen Banker, Theresa Kereakas,
Joe Major, Miestorm, Joseph Freeman and others. Curated by OvoWorks, Inc. and Kevin Kushel, this will be a tribute to the enduring movement begun by Andy Warhol in the early 1960's. L'Univerre Gallery is located at 20 rue des Coutures Saint Gervais, Paris, France.