December 9, 2011
France Roundtable - Favorite Art in France
In general I'm not much of a joiner.
But when Christine of Why Go France invited me to be a part of the France Roundtable, a group of five bloggers who write about France, I thought it would be an exciting collaboration. Every month a theme will be chosen and we'll each share our thoughts, advice and experiences.
The first topic, our Favorite Art in France, was an easy one, though I did find it difficult to choose just one favorite!
Living in France means being surrounded by art, whether it be a modern sculpture garden that suddenly appears in a field of poppies, the amusing Space Invader mosaics in Paris or the serene statuary that adorn the churches.
Ultimately I decided that if I had to choose my favorite art in France, it would be my favorite museum in Paris.
At the far end of the Jardin des Tuileries stands a small museum that houses a unique treasure - two large, oval shaped rooms encircled in breathtaking, colorful canvases of waterlilies.
More specifically, Les Nymphéas, by Claude Monet at the Musée de l'Orangerie.
I think this is a truly special place, a place of simple beauty and tranquility, and a place I visit again and again.
Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries
Open everyday, except on Tuesdays, May 1st and December 25th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To see what the four other members of the France Roundtable had to say about their favorite art in France, just click on the links below: