My favorite floor of the Musée d’Orsay is without a doubt the fifth floor. As soon as I arrive I head to the top floor to see the works in the Impressionism and Post-Impressionism galleries. It’s always a wonderful experience, but recently I had an extra special visit due to the almost empty Musée d’Orsay.
One of my all-time favorite small museums in Paris is the Musée de l’Orangerie, home of Claude Monet’s Nymphéas (Water Lilies). I visited the museum on the first day it reopened and enjoyed seeing it without crowds. I wanted to share the experience with a virtual tour of the Musée de l’Orangerie. As a note, the lower level of the museum is currently closed.
When the Musée d’Orsay reopened yesterday I couldn’t wait to go and see the James Tissot “Ambiguously Modern” exhibit. The retrospective has been extended to run through September 13th 2020 in Paris. I was immediately captivated by Tissot’s work.
Musée Christian Dior in Granville is always on my list of places to visit when I’m in the area. The museum occupies Christian Dior’s childhood home in Normandy, Villa Les Rhumbs. The garden recently reopened following the confinement and I couldn’t resist a visit to see the roses in bloom.
Usually this is a “A Walk Through” series, however right now that isn’t possible. So today we’re going to take a walk around the exterior of the Musée du Louvre. I walked by on two different days which proves that the emptiness wasn’t just a fluke…it’s actually what Paris looks like right now.