History is rife with accounts of everyday people rising up to challenge the status quo established by the ruling authorities. Against the backdrop of oppression and subjugation, art has perennially emerged as a means of expressing the feelings of rage, anger and general frustration with the governance of prevailing authorities. In some instances, protest art has been so pivotal to driving social and political change, that it led to the toppling of powerful dictators.
A rapid transit system that takes passengers both under the streets of the capital and above ground, the Paris Metro is the mean of transport most used by Parisians and tourists alike. Sometimes denounced, sometimes adored, what is certain is that the Metro leaves no one indifferent! It might have changed over the years, thanks to technical improvements and new services, but the Paris Metro retains its unique atmosphere. The Hotel de la Motte Picquet, well served by the Metro, invites you to discover its history.
Musée d’Orsay gives pride of place to the renowned artist Edgar Degas as well as to his friend the French writer Paul Valéry in an exceptional exhibition that will be running until February 25th, 2018.
Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world and Valentine's Day is fast approaching... The combination of the two is magical, and the Hôtel de la Motte Picquet recommends taking an unforgettable boat cruise on the Seine. You’ll discover another side of Paris and be amazed when you pass the illuminated Eiffel Tower. We also suggest that, if you’re staying in the City of Light on the occasion of Valentine's Day, you enjoy a stroll with your beloved!
Organized thanks to a joint effort of the Van Gogh Museum, in Amsterdam, and the Petit Palais, in Paris, the exhibition brings together notable works by Dutch artists who had a powerful influence on Art in France, among them, Van Gogh and Jongkin.
The Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet (MNAAG) is presenting an exhibition that focuses on the trip of Emile Guimet (1836 – 1918) to Asia with the French artist Félix Régamey (1844 - 1907), three years before the foundation of the museum.