If you're a fan of Monet, this place has to be on the top of your list. The musée d'Orsay may have a larger selection of his work (88 paintings, not all exposed), but seeing the master's Nymphéas (water lilies) exposed on all walls of two specially-conceived rooms has got to be one of the most jaw-dropping cultural experiences the city has to offer.
Built in the mid-1800s as (believe it or not) an orangery, subsequently used in a variety of vulgar ways (exam room, barracks, dog shows!), the setting was chosen and designed by Monet himself in the 1920s to house the eight giant paintings. At that point, the building only had one floor, and gentle natural light was t be used to show them to their advantage. Monet died six months before the exhibition rooms opened.
The addition of a second art collection to the building and a botched 'renovation' in the 1960s saw Monet's work – to general indifference – relegated to a dark basement. Despite being left to abandon in the face of newer, more prestigious exhibition spaces (the Pompidou Centre, Musée d'Orsay, Grand Palais...) visits to the Orangerie continued to rise, more than doubling in the space of fourteen years and effectively forcing the authorities to renovate.
Finally, since 2006, Monet's paintings can be seen in decent conditions. Up to 17 metres long, if you've only ever seen them on postcards you'll be in awe.
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.