☆ Artists’ Paris ☆
Welcome to the Left Bank, the Babylon of beautiful things where browsing through the pages of a fashion magazine or an art revue is an art in itself..
This elegant world is sprinkled with chic and shock fashion designers, art galleries, antique galleries, literary cafés, and publishing houses with a whole string of prizes..
Not surprising when you consider what the muses have given it – the Académie Française, the Théâtre de l’Odéon, the Beaux-Arts, the Musée d’Orsay, not to mention, Montparnasse which, during The Roaring Twenties, was a Mecca for artists from all over the world, before drawing them to Saint-Germain..
So much to see!!
Everywhere, art spills over the threshold of museum-workshops and boutiques..
There is the Centaure by César at the Carrefour de la Croix-Rouge, 17th-century wroughtiron balconies in rue de Buci and rue Saint-André-des-Arts, the Fontaine des Quatre Parties du monde, on avenue de l’Observatoire..
And if the urban scene sets your head spinning, then go for greenery in the Luxembourg gardens, the parks of Montsouris, Georges-Brassens and the Jardin Atlantique..