Inspiring Art Destinations: Paris, France


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According to Bonnisseau, this fashion-focused museum is one of Paris’ best. Home to nearly 70,000 outfits, accessories and costumes from the 18th century to present day, the collection includes pieces owned by Marie-Antoinette and Empress Josephine, and fashions created by Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent.

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Paris, France

"When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise." –Henry Miller

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It’s nearly impossible to think about Paris without also thinking of the innumerable works of art that fill it. “The magical city of Paris is not only the city of lights, but also a mecca for the great art of the world,” says Patti Emrikson of the Andrew Harper Travel Office. References to luminaries of the arts such as Victor Hugo, Van Gogh, Delacroix, Monet, Matisse, Hemingway and Picasso, to name just a small few, are found on nearly every cobblestoned street.

“From the very beginning, Paris has attracted the artistic scene. And those artists shaped the city and its history,” says Anne Sophie Bonnisseau with The Peninsula Paris (formerly the Hotel Majestic, where George Gershwin composed “An American in Paris” in 1928).

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By Hideaway Report Staff

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