Posts Tagged ‘ Louvre ’

Is Paris such a let-down?

May 4th, 2019 | By

In fact, out of the top ten let-downs, Paris managed four



Leonardo -the extraordinary

Apr 5th, 2019 | By

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a person whose name – if not all his achievements – is known by people around the world.



Saturday snippets: 29th December 2018

Dec 29th, 2018 | By

Adrian considers – amongst other things – why train lines should experience engineering works over Christmas, volcano tourism and Brexit.



A family day out

Aug 25th, 2018 | By
Minnie & Micky Mouse

Adrian looks at information provided by My Voucher Codes as to how expensive some theme parks and attractions really are.



The Abu Dhabi Louvre

Nov 10th, 2017 | By

The new Louvre isn’t in France nor an ex-French colony. It is on an island in Abu Dhabi called Saadiyat where a ten year old project final came to fruition with the official opening this week.



What’s hot: November 2017

Oct 31st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world



Letter from France: February 2017

Feb 19th, 2017 | By

Camille Claudel is often overlooked as one of the great sculptors. Now for the first time, Federic records this lady has been given her own museum.



Letter from France: January 2017

Jan 19th, 2017 | By

As many exhibitions come to a close, Frederic reminds of us of what is still showing in France and what is opening in the next month.



Paris sees fewer international visitors

Jan 8th, 2017 | By
Louvre

That there appears to have been a rebound in numbers in the last part of the year is encouraging. It seems to show that the minds of holidaymakers are comparatively short and that, once a period of calm occurs, they travel again.



Saturday snippets: 4th of June 2016

Jun 4th, 2016 | By
Louvre

For those who have holidayed in France and Germany in particular this half term you may be aware that flooding that has taken place. For those travelling there this coming week be aware that five major museums in Paris – the Louvre, Musée des Egouts de Paris, Grand Palais, Palais de la Découverte and the Musee d’Orsay are closed due to the need to protect their exhibits. It is unlikely that they will open before the middle of next week. There are also no tour boats
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Letter from France: November 2014

Nov 19th, 2014 | By

Frederic updates us with what is showing at French galleries and museums



Letter from France – December 2013

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

Frederic provides his monthly update of what to see in France. Ad if yu are in Marseilles, don’t miss the lightshow at the Carrières de Lumières before it closes on the 5th of January



Letter from France: September 2012

Sep 18th, 2012 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, France will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our French correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do across the Channel



Paris, Je t’aime

Jan 7th, 2012 | By

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned traveller, Paris will steal your heart. Each month, Frederic – our Paris correspondent – gives us the low-down on what to see and do in the accessible French capital



Banksy in Bristol

Apr 9th, 2010 | By

Some may find this hard to believe but the Banksy exhibition last year in Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery made it into the top 30 exhibitions visited anywhere in the world.
That isn’t to belittle Bristol but to show what an achievement it was. It was up against capital cities with vastly bigger populations from which to draw visitors. In fact only one other exhibition in the UK drew more visitors, one on Chinese new art which was held at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Greater London’s population is about twenty times more than that of Bristol yet the Chinese exhibition attracted only about 280 more visitors per day than the Banksy one. And because of the nature of Banksy’s work, the exhibition couldn’t be publicised in advance.