Friday, January 21, 2011

If I were in Paris... Friday, January 21, 2011

Wow! This week, I would have a rich set of choices for seeing events.

First, at the Musee Rodin, "Monet-Rodin: Just the Two of Us," an exhibition charting the crossovers and connections between the two artists, which closes this coming week, on January 30, 2011. There is also a huge exhibition of Henry Moore at the Rodin Museum, well worth seeing on a visit there.

Which could of course be nicely rounded off with a late morning tea at the restaurant on the museum's grounds.

Since it is just aorund the corner from the Musee Rodin, I'd also visit the Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, on Rue Las CasesThe Travel Channel says, "In the 19th-century, this was the most posh basilica in Paris. This neo-Gothic beauty is best known for its magnificent twin spires. The open space in front of the basilica is a heartbreakingly beautiful scene, with children playing ball, watched by parents relaxing in the lush garden." Sounds lovely and worth a visit!

Then I'd toddle over to the American Library in Paris for their exhibition celebrating their 90th anniversary with an exhibit of photographs and other materials, especially those on WWI and WWII. And Marlene Dietrich's personal collection/contribution to the library!

And, since we're coming to the end of the month of "Soldes" in the shops, I would definitely hit some of my favorites (if I had not already) like Repetto! Followed by a nice, brisk walk along Boulevard St.-Germain to enjoy the windows of those stores I can't afford.

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