The Picasso d' Musee is an absolute must! You will never see a more
beautiful museum, it's an old type house-looking building, and the levels
have been re-done in chronological order, so you can see Picasso's
progressionas an artist and how he was influenced by current events, etc.
It's absolutely fabulous! Also, Barbizon is fun. It's an artist colony.
Watch your purse, Paris is a notorious pick-pocket city.
have fun, have an espresso in an outdoor cafe...linger, and watch.....
From: ARTNSOUL12@aol.com [mailto:ARTNSOUL12@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 7:55 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Paris in Oct.
In a message dated 09/16/2002 10:21:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
'm going with two other friends -none of us has ever been to
France. Now, I need advice? What to see/not miss in 5 days?
Hi, Jeryl, my "Fulbright partner",
I love Paris sooo much, although I'm not so happy with the French government
lately, so I didn't go this year, but let's not get into a political
discussion... You can fit in quite a lot in 5 days....Don't miss the Picasso
Museum, his former home in Paris, and the Musee D'Orsey, a converted
railroad station turned magnifique museum! They are two my favorite museums
in Paris. Go to the top floor and you will see the most spectacular display
of van Goghs, etc. The Rodin Museum is also a wonderful museum. Of course,
don't expect to see all of the Louvre- you've got to plan which collection
you want to see. Don't be too disappointed in Mona- behind glass and ropes
and hundreds trying to catch a glimpse. In the same room as Mona, however
is the largest painting in the Louvre. I forget the name, but obviously one
can't miss it- it's the whole wall to the left of Mona and it's spectacular!
Sidetrips should include Monmartre (the! artists colony- a little tacky,
but fun.) Outside of Paris are Monet's gardens and the Palace at
Versailles. Find out which days they turn the fountains on at Versailles
before you plan which day to go. Get a 3-5 day pass for the subway, which
allows you unlimited access and is the best way to get around..
Have a fabulous time...Take a boat ride down the Seine and climb to the top
of the Eiffle Tower. Don't miss all that delicious French food. Such a
world traveller you are... see you in Tokyo in November when I look forward
to hearing firsthand about your Paris trip!
Susan on Long Island ---