The origins of the Théâtre du Rond-Point (literally, the Theatre of the Roundabout - sounds a lot better in French, doesn't it?) go right back to 1860. At the time is was called the 'Panorama National' and a little later the 'Palais des Glaces' of the biggest attractions of Belle Époque Paris, only becoming a proper theatre in 1981, when a company using the old Orsay station had to leave for it to be made into the Musée d'Orsay.
Completely remodelled and redecorated again in 1995, the Théâtre du Rond-Point is specialised in presenting modern plays by living playwrights, also housing a stylish, cosy restaurant where tea is served in the afternoon.
Metro 1, 9, 13 :
Franklin D. Roosevelt / Champs-Élysées Clemenceau
Bus 28, 32, 42, 73, 80, 83, 93
from the 2017-09-15 until the 2018-04-08
The art of Pastel from Degas to Redon
The Collection of the Petit Palais
Being one of the most fascinating and challenging painting techniques, the technique of pastel was actually very popular and fashionable among the 19th - century artists. French artists, like Edgar Degas, for instance, innovated this technique and employed it with an almost expressionist spirit, making it his primary medium to create some of the finest pieces of art.
Today, the Petit Palais des Champs Elysées Paris gives you an unparalleled chance to see a large body of works made with pastels and which have rarely been shown.
Over 150 pieces out of the museum’s collection which holds around two hundred masterpieces await you. So, don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to discover them.
From Renoir to Gauguin to Degas, many iconic artists are present through their works.
"The art of the pastel of Degas to Redon" started from September 15th, 2017, and will last until April 8th, 2018. So, consider visiting the art museum of the Petit Palais.