Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Paris private guided tour & Quai Branly exhibition


                                      

 
Newsletter

2 mai 2018
Édition 2018, NumÉro 15

Welcome on our newsletter,

We are happy to suggest you aPrivate minivan tour of PARIS with a cruise on the river SEINE



It is possible to choose also a private walking tour in a quarter of Paris or a museum private guided visit




In the north of Paris, it is possible to make an original private excursion where you will discover the city of Compiegne, the castle of Pierrefonds and the historical Rethondes car-museum.




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EXHIBITION

10 Apr 2018 => 15 Jul 2018

GHOSTS AND HELLS

The underworld in Asian art




The exhibition focuses its attention on Asian ghost stories, delving into the world of spirits, terror and fantastic creatures as it takes visitors on a journey to the edges of reality, through religious art, theatre, cinema, contemporary design and manga.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
From Buddhist to J-Horror, from Hokusai prints to Pac-Man, from the Thai spirit culture to horror manga, the figure of the ghost has haunted the Asian imagination for centuries. In China, Thailand and Japan - the lands that the exhibition focuses on - the popular infatuation with terror is very real, and one that permeates a wide variety of cultural productions. From spirits that wander the forest, vengeful cat-women and hungry spirits that return from the dead ("the walking dead") to jumping vampires and yokaïs (supernatural creatures in Japanese folklore), these can appear in multiple guises and play on artistic periods and media.
Ghosts and Hells - the underworld in Asian art explores their omnipresence not only in objects and documents but also in the performing arts, cinema and comics in an attempt to better understand how they work. After all, whilst Buddhism has played its part in the formation of this imagination – implying that souls are in waiting between two reincarnations –, it is indeed on the fringes of religion, in popular and secular art, that the representation of ghosts has truly come into its own


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Paris, Fontainebleau & Normandy private guided tours









Newsletter

3 avril 2018
Édition 2018, Numéro 14

Welcome on our newsletter,

We are happy to suggest you a Private walking tour of the Jacquemart-André museum and the park Monceau



Jacquemart-André museum 



When you like to visit Paris with a writer, don’t hesitate to make a walking tour of the Latin quarter in Paris and admire most of the streets described by Ernest Hemingway that are looking the same.





Paris en fête / Ernest Hemingway


It is possible to choose a private walking tour of the Saint Germain des Près or a Notre-Dame and Cluny museum private tour


Saint-Germain des Près church


Notre-Dame cathedral









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EXHIBITION

Mary Cassatt

An American Impressionist in ParisFrom 9 March to 23 July 2018



“In the spring of 2018, Culturespaces and the Musée Jacquemart-André will be holding a major retrospective devoted to Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). Considered during her lifetime as the greatest American artist, Cassatt lived in France for more than sixty years. She was the only American painter to have exhibited her work with the Impressionists in Paris.
The female representative of impressionism
The exhibition focuses on the only American female artist in the Impressionist movement; she was spotted by Degas in the 1874 Salon, and subsequently exhibited her works alongside those of the group. This monographic exhibition will enable visitors to rediscover Mary Cassatt through fifty major works, comprising oils, pastels, drawings, and engravings, which, complemented by various documentary sources, will convey her modernist approach — that of an American woman in Paris.
A franco-american approach of painting
Born into a wealthy family of American bankers with French origins, Mary Cassatt spent a few years in France during her childhood, continuing her studies at the Pennsylvania Fine Arts Academy, and eventually settled in Paris. Therefore, she lived on both continents. This cultural duality is evident in the distinctive style of the artist, who succeeded in making her mark in the male world of French art and reconciling these two worlds.
The originality of her vision
Just like Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt excelled in the art of portraiture, to which she adopted an experimental approach. Influenced by the Impressionist movement and its painters who liked to depict daily life, Mary Cassatt’s favourite theme was portraying the members of her family, whom she represented in their intimate environment. Her unique vision and modernist interpretation of a traditional theme such as the mother and child earned her international recognition. Through this subject, the general public will discover many familiar aspects of French Impressionism and Postimpressionism, along with new elements that underscore Mary Cassatt’s decidedly American identity.
A prestigious selection
The exhibition will bring together a selection of exceptional works loaned from major American museums, such as Washington’s National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Terra Foundation in Chicago; works will also be loaned by prestigious institutions in France — the Musée d’Orsay, the Petit Palais, INHA, and the BnF (French National Library) — and in Europe, such as the Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, and the Bührle Foundation in Zurich. There will also be many works from private collections. Rarely exhibited, these masterpieces will be brought together in the exhibition for the first time.


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Fontainebleau forest
    
We are at your disposal for many private tours in Paris, around Paris and on long distance excursion in France.
Fontainebleau castle and Barbizon village are situated in the south of Paris after 1 hour driving.
You can discover a very nice architecture dating from the middle-age with a great collection of the Renaissance school of Fontainebleau directed by Italian artist with the protection and order of the king of France François the 1st.

Fontainebleau castle

It was also in the 19th century the official residence of the emperor Napoléon the 1st: you can visit over there many furniture of his apartments.
It is also possible to go in the forest of the Fontainebleau and enjoy the village of Barbizon where are many painters in the 19th century such as the famous artist Jean-François Millet.

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In Normandy, we suggest you to make the D-Day landing beaches private excursion where you will discover the WWII battle and events with the allies and the liberation of France.



Américan cemetery

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Giverny exhibition & France private guided tours blog














 
Newsletter


11 mars 2018
Édition 2018, NumÉro 13

Welcome on our newsletter,We are happy to suggest you aPrivate tour of 

Monet house & the impressionism museum in GIVERNY


http://sandytours.com/en/our-tours/around-paris/minivan-tours/giverny-and-monet-s-gardens-private-guided-tour 

If you want to take your time and have your lunch in this beautiful Normand village, you can select & book a full day excursion as below ; you can admire the garden of Claude Monet and his house in Giverny. This a charming village where you can also see the tomb of Claude Monet situated in the cemetery of the church of Giverny.

It is also possible to choose Giverny and Auvers sur Oise where the painter Van Gogh spent the end of his life. The painter was inspired by the sunflowers and you can see in the cemetery of Auvers sur Oise his tomb with the the of his brother Théo Van Gogh. The city of Auvers sur Oise illustrate also the painting of  Vincent Van Gogh with its church, the Auberge of Ravoux and the house of the Doctor Gachet.

In Paris, we recommend you to visit the Marmottan museum where the impressionist painters are represented & where an exhibition is dedicated to the painter Corot

COROT. THE PAINTER AND HIS MODELS

MARMOTTAN MONET

Under the curatorship of Sebastian Allard, General Heritage Curator and Director of the Department of Paintings in the Musée du Louvre, the exhibition ‘Corot. Le peintre et ses modèles’ (‘Corot: the painter and his models’) will be the first Parisian event devoted to the artist’s work since the major retrospective held in 1996 in the Grand Palais. Scheduled to be held in the Musée Marmottan Monet between
8 February and 8 July 2018,the exhibition will bring together an exceptional ensemble of figurative paintings and will highlight the most intimate, secret, and modern aspects of the artist’s works.
The exhibition will display around sixty of these figure-based works, loaned by the most prestigious public and private collections in Europe and the United States (such as the Musée du Louvre, the National Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, the Kunsthalle in Hamburg, the Belvedere in Vienna, and the Bührle Foundation in Zurich), with the intention of exploring this relatively unknown side of the artist’s oeuvre. There will be masterpieces such as the famous Femme à la Perle (Woman With a Pearl), the Louvre’s Dame en Bleu (Lady in Blue), and the National Gallery’s impressive Italienne (Italian Woman), which was once held in the collection of the painter Lucian Freud, along with other works that are just as splendid but rarely seen, such as his nudes.

Curator: Sébastien Allard, General Heritage Curator and Director of the Department of Paintings, the Musée du LouvreAn exhibition held in conjunction with the Musée du Louvre


Camille COROT -
Paris, 1796 - Paris, 1875
La dame en bleu
1874
Huile sur toile
H.:80 cm ; L.:50.50 cm






Japonisms / Impressionisms
Exhibition 
from March 30 to July 15, 2018

Claude Monet, Nymphéas, 1908
© Vernon, musée de Vernon

“The opening of trade and diplomatic links with Japan in 1868 enabled Western artists to discover artistic forms that were radically different from those they had been taught for centuries.
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters were sensitive to the refinement of an art that reflected their own aspirations, paving the way for a veritable artistic revolution.
The exhibition will feature around 120 paintings and prints, from Monet to Van Gogh.”

Paul Signac
Femme se coiffant. Opus 227 (arabesques pour une salle de toilette), 1892
Encaustique sur toile marouflée, 59 x 70 cm. Collection particulière
© Tous droits réservés

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We are at your disposal for many private tours in Paris, around Paris and on long distance excursion in France.

Normandy excursions during 2 or 3 days in a minivan with a private driver-guide in English enable you to see & visit many different famous sites as the Normandy landing beaches, the Mont Saint Michel, Rouen cathedral & Honfleur harbor and many other original villages in this typical countryside of France.
We don’t make any hotel reservation but it will be a pleasure to recommend you the best for you!!
In Normandy many diverse subjects can be presented:

·    The French gastronomy with the typical Normand specialty (apple cider, camembert & other cheeses, calvados, cream, butter and many other…)  

·    The middle-age with the gothic architecture of Rouen or Bayeux cathedrals and the Mont Saint Michel 

·    The 19th century with the impressionist painters who get their inspiration in Honfleur, Etretat, Le Havre, Rouen or Giverny

·    The 20th century with WWII and the D-Day landing beaches situated on the coast along 100 km long from Utah to Sword beach.


By Chief Photographer's Mate (CPHoM) Rob 1



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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Paris & the Royal Palace blogspot

 

 

Newsletter







16 janvier 2018
Édition 2018, Numéro 12

Welcome on our newsletter,
and HAPPY NEW YEAR
We are happy to suggest you a
Brittany private excursion during 2 or 3 days

Before Tahiti, it is in Britany that
the painter Paul Gauguin stayed and
had inspiration. This is a typical region situated in the west of France close to Normandy. We can also combine a 3 days excursion with the Britany region and the Normandy region as well as associate it to the Loire valley region.    

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If you like an original tour not far from Paris, we suggest you this visit in Châtenay-Malabry where is located a beautiful park with the writer Chateaubriand house.

http://www.hauts-deseine.fr/fileadmin/PDF/Cadredevie/ MAISON_DE_CHATEAUBRIAND2_-_Depliant_en_anglais_BDEF.pdf

Chateaubriand house


Chateaubriand house

Chateaubriand house


Chateaubriand house




We can take you in a private minivan with a driver/guide to this beautiful place in the morning or in the afternoon. If you choose a full day, we can combine this tour with a private guided tour of Versailles palace: these two subjects have many common points… 

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information & booking. 

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A must see in Paris: 

LE PALAIS ROYAL



The Palais-Royal, originally called the Palais-Cardinal, is a former royal palace located in the 1st arrondissement.
The screened entrance court faces the Place du Palais-Royal, opposite the Louvre. The larger inner courtyard, the Cour d'Honneur, since 1986 contains Daniel Buren's site-specific art piece, known as “Les Colonnes de Buren”.  In 1830 the Cour d'Honneur was enclosed to the north by the most famous of Paris's covered arcades, the Galerie d'Orléans; its flanking rows of columns still stand between the Cour d'Honneur and the Gardens. The Palais-Royal is nowadays the seat of the Ministry of Culture and the Constitutional Council.


We are at your disposal for many private tours in Paris, around Paris and on long distance excursion in France.






Nuits américaines : l'histoire de Chateaubriand vue par Sophie Kitching
       
The exhibition nights American invites to the discovery of a story, that of Chateaubriand, left alone in the discovery of America by the end of the 18th century. By the work of writing, the author reactivates the memory of his immersive experience of nature 'wild and sublime '. 

An exhibition to discover from October 14, 2017, to March 4, 2018, in the home of Chateaubriand.


Chateaubriand house



Chateaubriand house
Versailles palace private guided tour is the excursion you can select in order to discover the beautiful architecture of the century 17th as well as the impressive garden designed by André Le Notre. Your guide will present you the history of the sun king reign and he will give you an approach of the court of Versailles palace. Don't hesitate to choose a morning or afternoon 4 hours private guided tour. 
If you want to see more, we recommend you to book a full day private tour in Versailles where you will see the palace with the gardens as well as the Trianon and the hamlet of Marie-Antoinette, one of the most famous Queen of Versailles!!

In the park of Versailles, it is possible to enjoy a nice lunch and you have the opportunity if you like it to rent bicycle b around the park, the Trianon and the hamlet of Versailles.


Versailles palace