A city of museums!

Salut !

Some of our highlights in Paris have been all of our visits to the beautiful museums and galleries in the city!

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.

We found there to be a stark contrast between the art at the Louvre and the art at Musée d’Orsay. We found ourselves looking intently at every single piece of art on the fifth floor of Orsay, which houses the greatest French Impressionists’ works such as 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!

Classes also visited a few other museums on their own time: Le Musée de l’Orangerie (where Monet’s Water Lilies are kept!), Musée Rodin (plenty of Van Gogh), and Fondation Louis Vuitton (an architectural masterpiece!).

Visiting these museums also gave us the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas; we loved visiting 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!

Gillian
Program Manager

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