The Champs-Elysees Avenue Paris
The most beautiful avenue in the world.
It’s not the widest or the longest avenue in the world, but almost everyone agrees that it’s certainly the most beautiful avenue in the world… and one of the most expensive too, for businesses. Famous brand names fights relentlessly to have their own space there, and the selection process is ruthless (H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch and Dolce & Gabbana).
But there’s more to ‘Les Champs’ (as Parisians call the Champs-Elysees like that) than just shopping – although here you can do it in amazing style. With its wide leafy pavements, numerous cafés, bar, restaurant and cinemas and the most amazing view from the Arc de Triomphe straight down to the Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysées is luxurious and stunning like nowhere else in the world. And don’t forget that nearby there are all the restaurants you could ask for, bars, nightlife and the Lido.
It’s also one of the city’s most popular meeting spots and often used for popular events. The Bastille parade that marches down it on 14th July is always impressive, it’s the venue for the last leg of the Tour de France and New Year’s Eve there is a rowdy but good-natured night with almost everyone holding a bottle of champagne!
Basically, if you visit Paris and miss the Champs Elysees, you haven’t really seen Paris…
from the 2013-10-15 until the 2014-01-26
Photographs, drawings and photomontages
Erwin Blumenfeld (Berlin, 1897–Rome, 1969) is regarded as one of the greatest fashion photographers of the 20th century. The exhibition reunites all the media used by Blumenfeld through a long career : drawing, photography, photomontage and collage.
The exhibition will present 150 images, as well as magazines. Sound works reveal Blumenfeld’s radical use of the verb, while a slide show presents previously unseen small format images, taken outside the studio.
Now become classics, the motifs of his experimental black and white photographs are shown alongside numerous self-portraits and portraits, as well as his fashion photographs.
Jeu de Paume Museum
1 place de la Concorde 75008 Paris
+33 1 47 03 12 50
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