Sunday, November 17, 2013

Eat, Live, Breathe, Sleep, art

Eat, Live, Breathe, Sleep, Art

Petite Paris is helping visitors get into the Paris art scene by allowing them to sleep in it!

What do we qualify as an art B&B? Anything related to art; maybe the studio of an artist such as our B&B once the home of Impressionist Pissarro; or Jean’s studio draped in collections from his uncle a former leader of the Sculpture studio ‘Beaux-Arts’; or simply a collectors house such as Anne and Jean-Luc’s with antics from the 19th. Basically anywhere where you can sleep where there is Art.

So far there are 14 classified Art B&Bs from Petite Paris. 
And, you can always see what your host is up to.
You may be able to take part in one of
James’ art classes, go on an artique shopping trail with Helene or visit one of Herve’s
exhibitions or painting demonstrations.

B&B327 Alain's 2 bedroom Art Apartment

A classic apartment with a modern slash retro slash vintage twist in the multicultural corridors of the 3rd arrondissement of Paris isn’t your usual B&B. Multicoloured chandelier, bright red fireplace, 1970s glass breakfast table, contemporary, ethnic and mythical paintings and mirrors, a louis-philippe chest, vuitton trunk and lots of bric-a-brac eclecticism. Alain is a retired lawyer; he gave up his high-profile career for a healthier lifestyle and has been content ever since welcoming guests into his B&B. A lover of exhibitions and museums Alain is in the know with all the latest art events in Paris and passes his advice on to guests

Click here to see Alains 2 bedroom B&B in the second arrondissement!
More Museum and Art info below!

 Eat, Live, Breathe, Sleep, Art - TIPS!

TIP: All museums are FREE ENTRY on the first Sunday of the Month!

Getting a Museum Pass

Buy a Two-Day or Three-Day Museum Pass
If you plan on visiting two or more museums the
Paris Museum Pass makes sense. (Or buy a One Day Louvre Pass if you’re only going to visit that museum). Don't wait in lines, this little bit of advance planning could saved time to do other things (like lingering over an aperatif in a cafe).

Pick up your Museum Pass at the Visitor’s Center (or at the FNAC bookstore), or buy it online before you go.

The Museum Pass allows you access to many of the major museums including the Louvre, the Rodin and Musee d’Orsay. Just be sure to time your two-day purchase to avoid the days these museums might be closed (Mondays and Tuesdays). Also, kids are allowed free admission to many of these museums so don’t waste money if you don’t have to. You can also buy advance tickets for special temporary exhibits by going to the FNAC bookstore. (museum shows, concerts and opera too)

Exciting Alternatives to Paris' BIG Museums
Finding Inspiration in Paris. There are over 130 museums in Paris so dont just pin your hopes in the 2 BIG ones!

Find Monet: If you want to see what inspired all the lily pad umbrellas and tote bags, head over to the Orangerie in the Jardin des Tuileries, renovated a few years ago. The enormity of Monet’s paintings alone is stunning. And just on the edge of Paris, near the Bois de Boulogne is the Musée Marmottan Monet, which houses over 100 works by Monsieur Monet.

Ever heard of Rodin? See museums like ones dedicated to
Auguste Rodin or Salvador Dalí, depending on your tastes.

Go to the source. You’re in Paris, where the painters painted and the sculptors sculpted. See what inspired them in and around the city. Splurge on a show at the
Moulin Rouge, which inspired Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Climb up to the windmill in Montmartre where Renoir created his famous painting and Dance at Moulin de la Galette.

Home is where the art is. Paris has many notable addresses of famous artists. In one block of Montmartre, find Van Gogh’s former apartment, his regular café, and a former studio of Picasso. Or if you’re feeling a little wistful, visit Montparnasse cemetary to see the graves of well-known artistes, It may be the most artsy cemetery you’ll ever see.

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