When in Paris – A Visual Diary

A collage of the lovely trip we took to Paris between Christmas 2017 and New Year’s Eve.

We arrived by Eurostar and took an Uber to Palais de Tokyo, where we had lunch at a restaurant called Monsieur Bleu at a table overlooking the Eiffel Tower. It was magic to sit facing the Eiffel Tower and lunch was delicious also! The restaurant is on the grounds of the Palais de Tokyo, which is an exhibition space where not only events are held but also art exhibitions. The restaurant is elegant and chic with sophisticated interior i.e. green marble, velvet banquettes and geometric chandelier. It’s definitely worth a visit!

Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France http://www.palaisdetokyo.com

Monsieur Bleu,  20 Avenue de New York, 75116 Paris, France https://monsieurbleu.com

 

After lunch we visited the Paris Museum of Modern Art, which is conveniently located opposite the restaurant and the Palais de Tokyo. On view there is a permanent collection, as well as temporary collections.

City of Paris Museum of Modern Art, 11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France http://www.mam.paris.fr/en

 

Paris was wet and moody that day, bit beautiful nonetheless.

 

One of the highlights for me was the Irving Penn exhibition at the Grand Palais. I particularly enjoyed his work with fashion photography.

Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France http://www.grandpalais.fr/en

 

We had tea at the super posh Hôtel de Crillon, which recently re-opened after a long refurbishment. I loved the opulent interior and the Christmas mood throughout the hotel.

Hôtel de Crillon, 10 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-de-crillon

 

We visited the LVMH Foundation to view the “Being Modern: MoMa in Paris exhibition”, but I was slightly underwhelmed by the exhibition itself. Anyhow, it’s worth a visit and it’s a short ride by a small electric shuttle bus.

Louis Vuitton Foundation, 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris, France http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en.html

 

We also visited the Centre Georges Pompidou, which is my favourite museum of them all. I love the architecture (the building was designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers) and the exhibition space. The permanent collection of contemporary art is outstanding. On the top floor there is a lively bar and a restaurant called Georges, from which stunning views can be enjoyed of the city.

Centre Georges Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en

Georges, Palais Beaubourg, Place Georges Pompidou, 75000 Paris, France http://restaurantgeorgesparis.com/en/

 

 

I am so looking forward to being back! So here are some random shots of places, until next time!

 

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