Art, art, and more art!

Salut !

We had a couple of exciting days this past week visiting some of Paris’ greatest museums: the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay!

students looking at art in the Musée d’Orsay

We were right to expect that the Louvre would be full of people wanting to see some of the world’s most famous works of art (like the Mona Lisa!), but the group persisted and made sure they made it through the main areas of the museum to see their favourites. Some highlights included seeing Winged Victory of Samothrace, The Raft of the Medusa, Venus de Milo, and Liberty Leading the People.

students at Glass pyramid of louvre

We found there to be a stark contrast between the art at the Louvre and the art at Musée d’Orsay. We adored seeing all of the greatest French Impressionists’ works at Orsay, like Van Gogh’s Self Portrait, Degas’ Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans, and Monet’s La Rue Montorgueil à Paris.

Did you know that the Musée d’Orsay used to be a rail station? The building is considered to be an architectural masterpiece!

Visiting these museums also gave us the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas; we loved visiting the Palais Royal and its gorgeous artwork and gardens outside! Some of the greatest moments happen in spots that we happen to stumble upon throughout the day. That’s the joy of travelling!

student sitting on pillar at the Palais Royal

Le mot du jour : La Joconde
En anglais : Mona Lisa

À bientôt !

Gillian
Program Manager