Parismatic News

After a dramatic April 15 fire ravaged the 850-year old gothic cathedral in Paris French president Emmanuel Macron has a five-year plan to restore the landmark but heritage experts say it could take up to 20 years before the beloved Catholic cathedral can safely reopen its doors to the public again…

Amazing discoveries are made at Louis XIV’s castle, like those 1131 coins, probably accumulated by a magpie … found recently by pruning a branch… Would Uncle Scrooge be satisfied?  Perhaps.  It is in any case at the Palace of Versailles that the “richest duck in the world” of Walt Disney could round off its imposing fortune with a new pile of coins.

Works by Matisse, Modigliani or Camille Claudel: the Musée d’Orsay is enriched by a new donation from Marlene Hays. 106 paintings, drawings and sculptures will join the Orsay collection. This American couple has amassed a huge collection of some 600 works from the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.

After two years of suffering and immense fatigue, Alice Monetsuccumbs, on May 19, 1911, to myeloid leukemia.  She will be buried a few days later at the Giverny cemetery, with her daughter Suzanne and her first husband Ernest Hoschedé … 

Versailles Museum is known throughout the world as the most famous palace in the world, the residence of the Louis the XIV, the Sun King. The visitors of Versailles Palace have a chance to admire the State Apartments of Louis XIV and well known Hall of Mirrors.

Eiffel Tower is one of the best known and most imitated monuments in the world, the symbol of Paris and of France. The iron tower is situated on the Champ de Mars in Paris.  It was initially criticized for its design, but has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st  district. Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square meters. 

In the heart of the Palace of Versailles – itself one of the grandest buildings ever built by man – is a room which captures the awe of all who see it. The Hall of Mirrors is the symbol of the great French palace, a long and bright room which welcomes in the sun from one side, disperses it to all corners from another, and holds the twinkling light of magnificent chandeliers from its ceiling.

The Palace of Versailles or Château de Versailles is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. It has come to represent the tumultuous nature of modern French history as much as it has the incredible design and architecture that makes it one of the most stunning buildings in the world.