Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Museums, two…

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Musee Marmottan Monet
In preparation for a day at Monet’s home in Giverny (which we did not actually accomplish due to rain) we saw the Musee Marmottan Monet in the 16th Arr. No pictures inside and for some reason I slipped up and did not take any of the exterior except for the gorgeous walk from the Metro (La Muette) to the museum through its neighborhood and a wonderful park.

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Statue of Jean de la Fontaine a famous French writer who rewrote Aesops fables in verse in the 17th century.

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Some lucky little girl was having a birthday party…

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Some cake!
Inside the museum is the art chronology of Monet’s life from boyhood sketches to lily pads. I was awestruck to see the painting in person that gave it’s name to the Impressionist Movement. From my postcard: Impression: Sunrise, 1873

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Plus a major exhibit of the work of Berthe Morisot. (from the Museum guide I bought)

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This is her husband Eugene Manet brother of Edouard.
Cluny Museum The National Museum of the Middle Ages in the 5th Arr.
Stained glass, carvings and the Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries

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Musee Jacquemart-Andre
Mansion and art collection of 19th Century Parisian couple. Special exhibit of Egyptian art when we were there. This is in the 8th Arr.

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No photos of the art, but great lunch and dessert cart!

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