Sometimes the best thing about a museum is the building itself. The Musée Jean-Jacques Henner is one three floors of a 19th century townhouse in the smart 17th arrondissement, just next to the sweet parc Monceau.
Although Henner never lived or worked here, it was the studio of artists Guillaume Dubufe, whose work can be seen on the ceiling of the luxurious Train Bleu restaurant, in the library of the Sorbonne, or in the foyer of the Comedie Française.
Legend has it that the building was also the inspiration for Emile's Zola novel "Lola".
Freshly re-opened after renovation work to make it wheelchair-accessible and to restore certain rooms to their original colours (after a dodgy 70s paint job) the museum includes works by the artist on loan from the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay - the largest collection of his work in the world - as well as paintings, drawing and sculptures by other artists, taken from Henner's own collection.
Pelouse Reuilly welcomes "Foire du Trone" the oldest funfair festival in all Europe
Get ready for the "Foire du Trone" which has returned from March to May, on the Pelouse de Reuilly in Paris. With its 350 attractions and 80 rides, the Foire du Trone will satisfy the most demanding children and adults during its 1058th edition! Wow, This one of the oldest and most festive festivals in all Europe.
The idea of eating churros, candy floss and toffee apples tickles you? No worries, your wish will soon become a reality since the 2015 vintage of the Foire du Trone is in preparation. The most popular carnival in French settles back on the Reuilly pelouse and waiting for its 3 million annual visitors.
The Fun Fair brings together all generations. It is a true cultural event which meets all ages, all socio-professional categories, all religions ... and that the common thread is to have fun with family or friends.
The "Foire du Trone" festival offers a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes and styles, so the thrill seekers will be served with roller coasters, haunted houses and other thrilling rides. Families with children will also be spoiled with the famous Big Wheel, amusement rides for children or the Lottery stands.
In addition to the traditional and breathtaking rides such as the Big Wheel, the Star Flyer...this year, two new thrilling rides are awaiting the brave: the Spin Ball and the Starlight which will provide unprecedented thrills.