Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris With Its Museum, Tours and Performances

The Palais Garnier, also known as the Opera Garnier is the 13th theatre to house the Paris Opera since it was founded in the late 1660's by King Louis XIV, and this particular opera house was built by the orders of Napoleon III to be part of the great Parisian reconstruction project, the building being named after the architect Charles Garnier.

The Palais Garnier was inaugurated in 1875 on 5th January after taking a full 15 years to complete. Today now it is known by various different names from the Opera National de Paris, the Palais Garnier and finally, Opera Garnier. Nowadays the main focus is ballet performances as other operas are performed in the newer Paris Opera House of the Opera Bastille.

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The Opera Garnier was renovated in 2000, making the main facade impressive to look at just as if it was from the 19th century again with its many rich colours and golden statue work.

The Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris With Its Museum, Tours and Performances

Yet one of the most well known features of this tourist attraction has to be the Grand Staircase, that was made in various colours of marble and features two bronze statues at the bottom, and if you look up you can see four differing sections of the beautiful painted ceiling.

The staircase is an impressive 30 metres and leads to different areas such as the different levels of the auditorium, the foyers and to the Rotonde de l'Empereur which has a library within and the Musee de l'Opera museum. But because the Palais Garnier was never finished before the Empire fell and Napoleon died you can still find the Rotonde de l'Empereur was never completed and you can see the dressed blocks of stone which are original from the 1870's!

In addition you also have the large and amazingly decorated foyers which give the audience areas to walk in during performance breaks and the vault of the Avant foyer is incredibly covered with numerous mosaics on a gold background to bring out the vivid colours, not forgetting the view of the Grand Staircase either.

Charles Garnier aimed for the Grand Foyer to look like the gallery of a typical classic chateau, which makes this impressive tourist attractions in Paris feature a large grand foyer size of 18 meters high, 54 meters long and 13 meters wide. As well as being fully restored in 2004 with its windows and mirrors and amazing ceiling paints done by the artist Paul Jacques-Aime Baudry, it creates a very unique and impressive atmosphere.

Also there is a sculpture made by Carpeaux of Charles Garnier's bust that stands in the centre of the foyer towards one of the windows which faces the Avenue de l'Opéra and the incredible Musee du Louvre museum.

One room, The Salon du Glacier, has a very 1900s feel to it with a remarkable ceiling painting made by Georges Jules-Victor Clairin and tapestries showing different drinks such as tea, coffee through to hunting and fishing.

The theatre itself, or auditorium if you prefer, is vastly decorated with reds and golds in a typical Italian-style horse shoe shape. Featuring over 1,900 red velvet seats and lit by an incredible chandelier which weighs in at 8 tonnes!

The stage is an amazing size, with a total of 60 meters high, which includes 15 meters under-stage area as well as a 45 meter fly tower!

Since 2011 there has also been a restaurant here, named L'Opera, which was constructed behind glass and between columns to not damage any of the original architecture of the Opera Garnier.

The Opera Garnier is obvious still a functioning and running theatre, allowing you to book tickets for shows aimed more at children on their website but you can also find that some of the tours in Paris offer package deals to this opera house in Paris.

Although if you are not so interested in seeing a performance you can always take a tour around the opera house. On normal days you can visit from 10am through to 5pm, allowing you to take a look at some of the amazing architecture from the Grand Staircase, auditorium, elegant ceiling paints, Grand Foyer and much more.

But you can also see the Opera Museum known as the Bibliotheque-Musee de L'Opera National de Paris where you can find all kinds of history of this opera in Paris as well as old costumes, stage sets and much more. The cost of a ticket to visit is €9 or for under 25s €6 and is free to those under the age of 10.

There is also a chance of taking a guided tour around the Opera theatre in either French or English which lasts around 90 minutes, giving you a visit for the theatre and the history of the Palais Garnier, the architecture and more.

Although you can also gain access to Musee Gustave Moreau and the Musee d'Orsay at a reduced rate if you keep your ticket on hand and present this at the ticket sales counter, for one of these other two very interesting museums in Paris.

This makes the Palais Garnier a very interesting and fascinating Opera house and theatre to visit while on holiday in Paris, whether you want to simply admire the building, paintings and elegance or watch a performance, it can all be done with ease.

The Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris With Its Museum, Tours and Performances

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Palais De La Decouverte Science Museum at the Grand Palais in Paris

The Palais de la Decouverte is a science museum found within the Grand Palais in the heart of Paris which has a very different, yet unique, way of showing and allowing people to discover science to help everyone understand it.

The history of the Palais de la Decouverte is a somewhat unlikely beginning, with the French physicist, Jean Perrin, who won a Nobel prize for his work on the atom, thought up the idea of a unique museum. And although his envisions of the museum was only meant to be a temporary exhibition for the World Fair in 1937, the amazing success of his experiments being performed in front of the public as well as letting visitors take part, it was decided to be changed into a permanent science museum, so many more could enjoy the science and learn.

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Nowadays the museum in Paris stays with the same ideas and approach that Perrin wanted to achieve with his idea, to allow many people to access and gain an understanding of any type of science, even those without much prior knowledge of science to the general public.

Palais De La Decouverte Science Museum at the Grand Palais in Paris

The Palais de la Decouverte gives many different opportunities and different ways to understand the Earth and the things around us by experimenting, observing and evening interpreting real phenomena.

The museum also takes excellent use of the facilities and things it has to hand by managing to create a solid foundation and link between young scientists, post-graduate assistants and even to help researches teachers and more to help develop their communication skills, scientific findings and improve their knowledge, and help the link between them and the general public.

If you wish to visit the museum when on holiday in Paris you will find both a welcoming atmosphere as well as a unique one, where you can find many amazing experiments and demonstrations taking place to help you feel part of science from the minute you enter the museum.

Also for those who are not as knowledgeable in the science area this museum in Paris works with the visitors by connecting research scientists and scientific explainers so they can explain as they go along what is happening in many different scenarios to help maintain an understanding of what is going on and to help visitors learn.

There are also many different areas and sections to explore around at your own leisure to see and understand, ranging form but not just including space and meteorology, electrostatics, nuclear energy, man and his food, thermodynamics, electronics, radio astronomy, computer science and much more, not forgetting the temporary exhibitions which also take place during the year for even more variety.

And yet there's more; within the Grand Palais and the Palais de la Decouverte, the Planetarium which consists of a 15 meter diameter dome from the company Zeiss than reproduces the star-filled night with exceptional quality, allowing you to see and experience galactic and even extra galactic objects, celestial phenomena, view other planets and much more which is just one of the great tourist attractions in Paris.

The Planetarium has set shows throughout the day which last about 45 minutes, with a speaker to provide an introduction to astronomy and explain different aspects of the universe, which always start with the view of the sky as can be seen that very same night, which if you are lucky and it is a clear night you might just be able to!

In addition to the fantastic works and exhibitions when you look back at the history of the Grand Palais there was the idea for a café, and recently that has been realised, so you can have a break and have a snack such as a salad, sandwich, baguette as well as something for those with a sweeter tooth like cheese cake, muffins and cookies. But not forgetting they also serve both hot and cold beverages such as coffee, juices and more.

Also in addition to all of that, since 2010 the Palais de la Decouverte has been a part of the Universcience group, meaning it is now linked with the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie which is the largest science museum in Europe, and one of the most well known museums in Paris which is within the Parc de la Villette.

The science museum is part of the Grand Palais that is found on the Avenue des Champs Elysees in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris, opening from all days except for a Monday, from 9:30am to 6pm and on a Sunday which the times change to 10am to 7pm. This does not include French National holidays, eg 1st May and 14th July, where the museum is also closed. And this cafe in Paris as we mentioned before opens at the same times as the museum.

Due to the situation of the museum it is very easy to access the museum from the RER station at the Invalides stop on line C, nearby bus stops which include numbers 28, 42, 63, 72, 80, and 93 not forgetting the bus tours in Paris which also stop nearby or at the museum.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Paris Museums

If you are a well rounded individual who has travelled the world and loves art, then you might already know that Paris, known for its exquisite cuisine, delectable wines, and beautiful monuments is also known to be the country that boasts the most amazing museums in the world as well and hearing about the Louvre, the Rodin, and the Musée d'Orsay is nothing new. However, if you are just getting into the game museums in Paris are many and the hold some of the most artistic and historic pieces that you will ever find. Below, you will be learning about some of the most amazing museums in Paris and once you know about these museums, you know some things about Paris.

The Louvre Museum is located inside a palace and is built with a glass pyramid. This museum has a plethora of artworks that were created before 1848 and the Louvre was first opened in 1793. If you are a Delacroix or a Watteau fan then this is the museum for you to visit, as it has paintings from these two painters along with artworks from painters who came from Louis XIV's court. You will also be able to find antiquities from the Roman, Greek, Eastern, and Egyptian collection. This museum also proudly holds Mona Lisa from Leonardo da Vinci's collection. The Louvre museum is open every day except Mondays and you are given free entries on the first Sunday in every month.

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Museum in Paris also includes the Rodin museum, which is also known as the Musée Rodin and this museum showcases the works of the popular sculpture and painter, Auguste Rodin; all his works can be found in this museum. You can also find amazing sculptures such as: the Thinker and The Burghers of Calais amongst many others due to the fact that over 6000 sculptures are displayed in this museum. This museums opening is just like the one listed above, closed on Mondays and free on the first Sunday of every month.

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In Paris, you will also find the museum d'Orsay which is home to many decorative art pieces and displays various different household objects, glasses, and furniture that were all made in the Nouveau Art Style. Closed on Mondays, this museum has galleries that display photography and media installations.

The Centre Pompidou is a museum that is famously known for its inside out designs and boasts a number of collections of modern Paris art. You can find thousands of artworks there from great artist such as Braques, Arp, Kandinsky, Salvador Dali, and Picasso. The Centre Pompidou has Brancusi's preserved studio on display.

If you are an art lover, you can visit museums and Paris to witness all they have to offer.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Visiting Louvre Museum in Paris, France

The Louvre Museum in France, housed in the former seat of French royalty (Palais du Louvre), is a massive maze of collections from diverse artistic and cultural worlds. A French flag proudly waves atop the castle. At its main entrance lies a glass pyramid created by I.M. Pei in 1989, which also serves as the entrance to the reception hall beneath it. It is the globe's most visited museum, with more than 20,000 visitors in a day.

There are around 35,000 artwork pieces and eight thematic departments. There are permanent collections such as the masterpieces of Rubens, Da Vinci, and Delacroix and Egyptian, Islamic and Greek art collections, as well as temporary exhibits that put the spotlight on specific artists or movements. There are guided tours available for both individuals and groups to make the visit to the Louvre a less daunting task for its guests.

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Visitors overwhelmed by the numerous artworks can take a breather at any of the Louvre's restaurants or cafes. There is also a bookshop underneath the pyramid which sells books and gifts. For the shopaholics, the Caroussel de Louvre is a shopping haven within the Louvre Palace that has all the offerings of an upscale mall. The Museum is located in the 1st arrondissement on the right bank of the Seine. There are several entrances, with the Pyramid entrance being the most famous, and, as such, has the longest queues for visitors. Visitors may also want to try other entrances with shorter queues such as those in the Porte des Lions, and Galerie du Carousel.

Visiting Louvre Museum in Paris, France

The Louvre is accessible via the train (Line 1), as well as several bus lines. The museum is open every day except Tuesdays from 9am to 6pm (Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays), and up to 10pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

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