Rosa Bonheur Looking Into The Souls of Animals
Rosa Bonheur married art—”It is my husband, my world, the air that I breathe. I do not feel anything else. I cannot think of anything else.” For Rosa Bonheur, animals were that art and the eyes of animals were the windows to their souls. The Musée d’Orsay presents this retrospective on her “marriage” for you until January 15, 2023. A friend mentioned wanting to see Rosa Bonheur. A browser search of the name suggested three drinking spots in the Parisian suburbs (guinguettes) named Rosa Bonheur. With more digging, I found out she was a French animal portraitist, sculptor, illustrator, photographer, independent female, admired icon of Buffalo Bill Cody, and first…
Experience Illuminated Evolution-Jardin des Plantes
Have you walked among giants lately? The other night I walked among some giants at the Évolution en voie d’illumination (Illuminated evolution)-information in English) at the Jardin des Plantes. All the species presented existed in the past, but are now extinct. This is a voyage through time.
A Paris Indian Summer
It is warm, it is beautiful. Hard to stay inside and not enjoy the wildly bright colors. The annual glory of color shines inside the courtyard of Hotel Sully, the Marais, when the leaves are changing. Take a visit through the Paris Indian Summer video to see more of Hôtel de Béthune-Sully in the Marais, Jardin des Tuileries, Jardin des Plantes and the “Serres” (greenhouses). Hotel Sully is undergoing renovations and will open to the public in the future. This building is “in the heart of the Marais, one of the finest Louis XIII buildings in Paris and the residence of the family of Maximillien de Béthune, Duke of Sully,…
June in Paris – Events, Festivals, Music, Sports
This article has been archived and is no longer being updated. GARDEN The Greenhouses in Jardins des Plantes opened in 2010 after several years of renovations. SPORTS “Roland Garros in the city” at the Hôtel de Ville – During Roland Garros the esplanade is set up for mini-tennis, watching the RG matches on the big screen, and exhibition matches in the square. MUSIC Activities for the kids – every Wednesday for the whole family, Parisians, French visitors and tourists. Parc Floral (when you are not visiting the Chateau de Vincennes!) Where: Esplanade Saint Louis in front of the Chateau de Vincennes What: Concerts, readings, street artists and performers, circus…