Day Trip to Paris
With Trudy Gold and Patrick Bade
Thursday 12 July 2012
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Arriving in Paris at 11:17am we will make straight for the Musée des Arts Decoratives. Beginning with the spectacular gilded bed of the notorious courtesan Valtesse de la Bigne, Patrick will guide you through the museum’s incomparable collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco ending up at the super elegant bathroom designed for the couturiere Jeanne Lanvin with its matching toilet and bidet in the form of fluted classical urns with real leopard skins covers.
Enjoy lunch in appropriately plush surroundings at the Grand Colbert, one Paris’ most venerable and magnificent brasseries.
In the afternoon we will visit the Museum of the 1930s at Boulogne Bilancour to view a comprehensive display of fine and decorative arts from between the wars including Tamara de Lempicka’s iconic portrait of the handsome and feckless husband. The collection highlights the important contribution made to the interwar Paris art scene by émigré Jewish artists from all over Europe.
*Cost: £200 per person including return travel on the Eurostar, metro fares and museum entry. Meals are not included.
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