Paris offers just about everything imaginable, from culinary indulgence and super chic shopping to the more bohemian attractions of the Latin Quarter and Montmartre. There’s also a veritable host of galleries which can leave you wondering where to start. If you like to take in smaller exhibitions that leave you less exhausted than the Louvre, you may like to visit the following gallery, as recommended by the Telegraph.
Everyone loves the Impressionists, so head for the Musée Marmottan Monet (2 rue Louis Boilly; www.marmottan.com;) where, until the 20th of February 2011, you can see the ‘Monet: son Musée’ exhibition, including the ‘Impression, Soleil Levant’, the sunrise view that gave its name to Impressionism. The museum is the custodian of the largest Monet collection in the world, thanks to painting donations from his direct descendants. The exhibition’s paintings represent all the significant stages of Monet’s life’s work, including the famous paintings inspired by his Giverny garden.
Winter is a great time to visit this still unique European capital. More than 100 streets are illuminated for the Christmas period from November until the end of January, with the Champs-Elysées glittering with white fairy lights in the trees along the mile-long stretch between the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. The café culture is also in full swing over the festive season. So why not take Eurostar from London to Paris? Nothing could be easier!