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Journey Through Paris: Rococo Style at the Hotel de Soubise

Rococo style appeared in France around 1700 and an excellent example of this style is the Hotel de Soubise in Paris. This interior was designed by Germain Boffrand in 1737 and is one of the best preserved examples of Rococo style.

Hotel de Soubise

Hotel de Soubise

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Journey through Paris: Moulin Rouge

Today we continue our journey through the City of Light. One of the most exciting experiences we had in Paris was going to a show at the Moulin Rouge! It is located in artsy, gritty, Montmarte district and it’s original aim was “to allow the very rich to come and slum it in a fashionable district”. I have to confess, Moulin Rouge is my favorite movie of all time so I had to go experience the real deal.

The Can-Can

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Journey through Paris: Jardin de Luxembourg

Jardin de Luxembourg

Recently I visited Paris and Belgium and over the next few weeks I will present  some photos from the trip. First we start with Jardin de Luxembourg, or the Luxembourg Gardens, which is a large park in Paris. This was right by our hotel so several mornings we bought 2 croissants (each!) and a coffee and explored them.

 

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