THINGS TO DO IN PARIS
Paris! The city of love, fresh croissants, coffee and fashion! Once you visit it, you fall in love and always want to come back. This place has something to charm everyone. Our team has selected some museums and places of this city that every person who is addicted to fashion or art should visit.
We won’t tell you anything about such banal places as the Eiffel tower or Louvre, as you can read all about touristic places in guide books. Still, we hope you’ll check out places from our list.
A must-see place for people mad about modern art. This building itself is a masterpiece – you won’t miss it. All communications of the centre of modern art are situated outside of the building and look like coloured tubes. Besides, there is even an escalator in one of them, so you can see the ground and the sky. The exposition is huge. You can find there works of Picasso, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Matisse and Miró. Besides, there are always some events that may be interesting to visit.
The square in front of it is often full of street musicians, actors and mime actors. So, we can also call it a piece of art.
If you love Woody Allen, you know his film “Midnight in Paris“. So, you should remember the bookstore in Latin quarter called “Shakespeare&Company”. It was opened in 1919, and among its visitors we can mention Hemingway and James Joyce. Now there is a small cafe where you can take a sit, drink a cup of coffee with a french croissant and feel the atmosphere of almost 100-year history.
Another important place to visit is Montmartre. Once a Parisian suburb, now it is an irreplaceable part of this beautiful city. In the 20th century almost all people connected with art lived and created their works here. This place is a beginning of stories of Edith Piaf, one of most famous French singers, and Toulouse-Lautrec, a person who can also be called fashion illustrator due to his drawings for Moulin Rouge and Lapin Agile. Amelie, nice weird girl from the famous film, also lived here. You can even find the cafe where she worked. Besides, there is a fantastic view of the city from the top of the hill.
The first shop opened by this world-famous designer is situated at 31, rue Cambon. It is almost in the centre of the city, so you really should go there if you admire mademoiselle Coco. Imagine how things went here a century ago and how Chanel began her way in the world of fashion and understand that there’s nothing impossible if you do what you love and believe in your dreams like Coco.
Paris has been the epicenter of Western fashion since the 17th century, but a museum for costumes and fashion was established here only in 1990s. The collection has grown to 90,000 items. There you can find pieces from the 18th century, some worn by Marie Antoinette, to the present, including Brigitte Bardot’s Dior wedding dress and the famous Givenchy black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Important information about this place – it is opened only during temporary exhibitions! So visit the website to see the upcoming events.
Luxembourg garden is situated in Latin quarter, and many people believe it is one of the most picturesque places of Paris – it is very often mentioned in literature (such as poems by Marina Tsvetaeva). There is an old carousel, a theatre of puppets and a wonderful pond. Besides, there are often some photo exhibitions in this park. It is perfect place to have a rest, to relax after long day full of impressions, to take a pencil and draw some illustrations of Paris, its buildings and its people.