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19 travel features tagged “Arts & Architecture”

Where presidents, Proust and Pompadour slept

After a seven-year closure, the 18th-century chateau where royal mistress Madame de Pompadour once lived has reopened to the public.
18 February 2014


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World's largest graffiti exhibit

One hundred street artists are taking over a nine-storey social housing tower in Paris for 30 days before the building’s demolition in November.
Read more… 10 October 2013


The Passport blog

Paris' Notre Dame turns 850

In the year of the Parisian cathedral’s 850th anniversary, a look back reveals religious upheaval, a dare-devilish high-rise artist and a grisly pack of wolves.
Read more… 24 April 2013


Localites

An Egyptian wonder reopens in Paris’ north

The Louxor, a legendary cinema that is decorated with scarab beetles and mosaic columns, should be on any visitors list of interesting – and quirky – Parisian sites.
Read more… 18 April 2013


Localites

Paris’ art world is in full bloom

Travellers visiting the French capital this winter can make like its spring at an exhibition that unites Delacroix’s flower paintings with contemporary floral sculptures.
Read more… 18 February 2013


Five original Eurostar breaks

Beyond Paris and Brussels, here are five high-speed train trips you may not have considered, from hot springs with history in Germany to skiing in the French Alps.
Read more… 23 November 2012


Localites

The Louvre gets a new look

The iconic Paris museum continues to link heritage and innovation with a new golden-hued wing dedicated to Islamic art.
Read more… 15 November 2012


Localites

Paris, a global street art capital

With its first wave of street art appearing in the 1980s, today the French capital is home to exciting works by both home-grown talent and international street art superstars.
10 October 2012


Localites

Controversy at the classical Louvre

Provocative works by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye are showing in Paris, interspersed among the Louvre’s permanent collection as a quirky treasure hunt.
Read more… 06 August 2012


Hidden passageways of Paris

Step back in time in one of the city’s tucked away 19th-century shopping arcades.
31 July 2012


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