Place de la Concorde

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Concorde Fountains

This largest of public squares in Paris measures 7.6 Hectares
(a hectare equals 10,000 square meters)
King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette where executed on this site by guillotine in 1793, when it was called Place de la Révolution

Located outside Musée de l’Orangerie and the Tuileries Garden, which extends east to Musée du Louvre

The Paris Marathon begins near the Arc de Triomphe, follows the Champs-Élysées east, then circles the Place de la Concord, which holds
-an Eqyptian Obelisk (exalting the reign of the pharaoh Ramesses II)
flanked by two nautical themed fountains
-the 1st fountain commemorating maritime commerce and industry
-the 2nd fountain commemorates navigation and commerce on the rivers of France

Paris Olympics

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Notre Dame Fire

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Soutine (Chaim Soutine)

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“My paintings are a heap of shit, but better than Modigliani, Marc Chagall, and Krémènge”


The largest collection of Soutine Paintings is on display at L’Orangerie

22 Paintings by Chaim Soutine Musée de l’Orangerie

The most recent Museum Guide of L’Orangerie classifies the style of Soutine (and Maurice utrillo) as Turmoil and Bursting Exuberance
“the orangerie has the largest collection of Chaim Soutine’s paintings in Europe, and the final section in the museum presents the powerful, tormented works of both Soutine and Maurice Utrillo. these paintings reflect the eclecticism of Paul Guillaume who saw no conflict between the gentle beauty of a Renoir, and the violence of a Soutine. early in his career as an art dealer”
Musee de l’Orangerie (Plan and Guide)

Chaim Soutine’s ‘Bellboy’ has psychological potency in every agitated brushstroke (WSJ)
Bell Boy

Carcass by Soutine (1925)

We like the paintings of Soutine
-because he is a less well-known
-his images are a little crooked, though distinct and recognizable
-the use of bold and deep color
-and he is buried in Paris (Montparnasse Cemetery)


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Paris Itinerary (2013)

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Monday, December 23rd
Depart for Paris

Tuesday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)
Arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport
Central Paris

Check into Montmartre (14:00)
Explore Montmartre Retail District
Group Time: Social Hour

Wednesday, December 25th (Christmas Day)
Notre-Dame de Paris (1st Mass)
Latin Quarter
Coffee House
Centre Pompidou

Montmartre Cemetery
Basilica of the Sacré Cœur
Group Time: Cook Christmas Dinner
Movie House

Thursday, December 26th (Moving Day)
le Louvre
Return to Montmartre for Check Out (Noon)

Travel to Bastille for Check In (Noon)
Bastille Market
Père Lachaise Cemetery
Group Time: Social Hour
Musee d’Orsay (Evening Hours)

Friday, December 27th
le Louvre
Musée de l’Orangerie
Centre Pompidou

Paris Lunch
Evening Chapel Concert
le Louvre (Evening Hours)

Saturday, December 28th (Moving Day)
le Louvre
Check Out of Bastille (Noon)

Travel to Bercy and Check In (14:00)
Centre Pompidou (Evening Hours)

Sunday, December 29th
Le Louvre
Bercy Market
Paris Lunch

Basilica of Saint Denis
Group Time: Social Hour

Monday, December 30th (Moving Day)
le Louvre
Return to Bercy for Check Out (Noon)

Travel to Orsay and Check In (14:00)
Arc De Triomphe
Group Time: Dinner

Tuesday, December 31st (New Years Eve)
Eiffel Tower

Paris Lunch
Evening Chapel Concert
Group Time: New Year Eve

Wednesday, January 1st (New Years Day)
Check Out of D’Orsay
Return to Charles de Gaulle Airport for Departure