Baccarat is a name associated with the best in crystalware: vases, glasses, ornaments, etc. The Baccarat workshops moved to ... More
Baccarat is a name associated with the best in crystalware: vases, glasses, ornaments, etc. The Baccarat workshops moved to the prestigious Rue de Paradis in 1832. Today, they have been converted into a museum and display delicate masterpieces created for the Universal Exhibitions (some in a rather kitsch style), which gave the glassmaker many awards. A visit here also illustrates the evolution in manufacturing techniques, as well as the various stylistic changes that have occurred down the years.
Nearly 2.5 million visitors each year come to see the largest collection in the world of impressionist artwork, found in
the splendid Musée d'Orsay. The building itself, called the Gare d'Orsay, was built for the World's Fair of 1900. ...
Born in Spain, Pablo Picasso (1881 1973) settled in France after fleeing from Franco's regime. Even though he rarely returned
to his native country, most of his paintings reflect his Andalusian origins. On the painter's death, his descendants left ...
The Palais' construction was commissioned in 1615 by princess regent Marie de Medicis, who bought the Duke of Luxembourg's private
mansion and entrusted architect Salomon de Brosse with its transformation into a royal palace. The inspiration for its Renaissance ...