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What’s on in Paris this April?

17 March 2016

(Re)discover Gauguin, Manet and Apollinaire’s Many Talents at Two Exceptional Exhibitions This April

April is around the corner! The weather is getting warmer, the sun is setting later and one thing is certain, spring has definitely arrived in the City of Light. So why not seize the opportunity to head to Paris’ beautiful, Haussmannian streets and attend an outstanding line-up of exhibitions? Rare prose by Apollinaire’s will be on-show at the Orangerie gallery, whilst creations by the likes of Cézanne and Manet are traveling from the Fine Arts museum of Budapest to decorate the walls of the Musée du Luxembourg. Read our guide to plan a wonderful city break…

Appollinaire, le regard du poête


From 6th April to 18th July

Guillaume Apollinaire is internationally renowned for the beauty of his writing; harmoniously combining carefully-picked words with erotic ideas that shocked, then amused, the European society of his time. But what people are less familiar with, is Apollinaire’s passion for painting and visual art as a whole. During the last six years of his life (he died aged 38 from war wounds), he swapped poetry for art reviews, and therefore helped the world discover the great talent of many Cubist, Surrealist and Orphist artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Delaunay and Rousseau…

Presenting these painters’ masterpieces, the Musée de l’Orangerie aims to show how influential Apollinaire was in the world of art. With Apollinaire, le regard du poète, visitors will be able discover the passion the poet had for these artists, and understand his vision of the world through their canvasses.

Wander between Douanier Rousseau’s colourful paintings of the jungle to Picasso’s geometrical faces, Miro’s abstract landscapes and Delaunay’s yellow, blue and red circles, and discover a new face of France’s most famous and provoking wordsmith. You’re guaranteed to gain fascinating insight as well as enjoy a charming travel through time…

Chefs d’œuvres de Budapest

Musée du Luxembourg

Until 10th July

Whilst the Budapest’s museum of Fine Arts is closed for restoration work, the Musée du Luxembourg is volunteering to take care of its precious artworks. After an incredible journey transporting all these creations from point A (Budapest) to point B (Paris), Cézanne, Manet and Gauguin’s paintings are settling down in the rococo-styled, round-ceilinged interiors of the French museum in an outstanding exhibition.

Expect 80 pieces including drawings, sculptures and paintings dating from the medieval era to those following movements such as Symbolism and Expressionism. Admire Dürer’s ideally proportioned portraits of 16th century noble citizens and Tiepolo’s precise drawings of scenes from the Bible, alongside Rippl Rónai’s Impressionist paintings of daily life. A blend of diverse art periods and styles, Chefs d’oeuvres de Budapest is guaranteed to inspire curiosity in any art fan. And after a couple of hours wandering the corridors of the 6th arrondissement’s gallery, you can enjoy a sunny afternoon in Le Jardin du Luxembourg, admiring views of the Seine and Paris’ characteristic roofs…

From the little known talent of one of France’s most gifted poets…to a journey through Europe’s diverse styles and art periods, the City of Light can deliver outstanding cultural experiences this April. Believe us, you’re about to spend an exceptional boutique stay in the French capital…


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