Paris Exhibition, on show for residents and travelers. If travel and art is something that interests you, here is an opportunity to do both. France, is the most visited Country in the World, so what better city to visit in France, than Paris. The capital is showing an exhibition featuring the works of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.
This showing was recently moved from New York, so if you are on this side on the Atlantic and missed it, this would be a great time to see it now. Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux was a 19th century painter and sculptor whose works included those commissioned from Napoleon III.
Full details of the showing are below.
Musee d’Orsay Details.
Dates of Exhibition:
24th June – 28th September 2014.
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France.
Tuesdays, Wednesday & Friday – Sunday – 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.
Thursdays: 9:30am – 9:45pm.
Between 11 Euros – 15 Euros.
Yes folks, it’s the Season for Tennis, and Wimbledon is off to a smashing start. The traditional Months of June and July, are what true Tennis fans look forward to.
Wimbledon is the biggest and the best Grand Slam of the year, what better way to spend a Sunny day out. With the first two days now over, as predicted, all the top seeds are through to the second round. In the Ladies Singles Titles; both Williams sisters, M. Sharapova, D. Hantuchova and A. Radwanska all through. In the Gentlemen’s Singles Titles; A. Murray, R. Nadal, R. Federer, N. Djokovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and T. Berdych are all through.
So far, the Weather has been pretty good, just one light shower, but it’s probably best not the mention it the Weather too often. If you’ve got tickets for Wimbledon 2014, happy watching! If you are a big fan of the game, but don’t have tickets. Why not take a day, and head over to SW19, to see if you can get in and enjoy some superb Tennis.
Image By: Albert Lee.
I am constantly reading about all kinds of travel. Last week I read about how important UK holiday makers are to Portugal’s tourism industry. It looks like we Brits visit Portugal, an awful lot. I’m not at all surprised, and you can add me to the list. I loved my week away there.
Apparently, around 1.4 million Brits travelled to Portugal last year. Figures that were up by more than 8% from 2012. I know that Algarve Portugal is very popular, also Madeira and Lisbon, (the capital city).
My one and only visit to Portugal was to Cascais, a coastal town. We did spend an evening in Estoril, had dinner, took in a show, it was great. The only thing we didn’t do was hit the casinos, which was a little crazy. As Estoril is quite known for it’s gambling entertainment. (As least it use to be).
The roof top view from my hotel room amazed me, so many pinkish rooftops, with shutters. A stark contrast to the brownish greys I was used to back in London. I have no doubt I will visit Portugal again sometime. I still think, the lasagne I had in an Italian restaurant while I was there, was the best I ever tasted.
If you feel like a visit to Portugal, now would be a great time to book your holiday. There are many deals on offer right now. Alternatively, if you are lucky enough to know friends who have retired out there. All you need is your return flight tickets and your away.
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Olympic Park London.
A section of the Olympic Park London, is now opened to the public. Officially name the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Visitors can now enjoy the park, which is reportedly the largest new park built in Europe.
This is great timing for the Easter Holidays. If you have kids, or just want somewhere new to visit and enjoy. This new park will not disappoint. It is said to be bigger than Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park put together.
In the coming months, visitors will be able to enjoy many features which will include an aquatics centre, a velodrome, adventure playground and walking trails. There will be viewing platforms from the 375 foot high ArcelorMittal Orbit. Visitors will be able to take in the fabulous views of London from high.
In addition to all these attractions, the park has a new specially lighted 100 tree-lined promenade. Plus ample grass areas to stretch out and relax in a beautiful atmosphere.
I’m sure we all remember the Olympic Games of 2012. Now the Olympic Park London is been transformed for all Londoners and tourists to enjoy. I don’t know about you, but I’m very glad that the 230 hectares is going to bring so much joy to so many people!
The Olympic Park London, can now be added to the list of Tourist Attractions, mentioned in my previous post. I’m sure it’s going to be a great one!
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London Tourist Attractions.
London Tourist Attractions, are enjoying an increase in visitors, up by over 10% from last year. That’s great news for London, and a great time to highlight this fact at this point in time.
With the Spring Weather approaching, their are dozens of great London Tourists Attractions you can visit and enjoy. The Easter Holidays coming up soon, so here are a few of the most popular attractions as stated by ALVA, (Association of Leading Visitor Attractions).
Most Popular London Tourist Attractions.
1. The British Museum – Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG – Admission: Free.
2. The National Gallery – Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN – Admission: Free.
3. The Natural History Museum – Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD – Admission: Free.
4. Royal Botanic Gardens – Brentford Gate, London TW9 3AB – Admission: Adults; £12.50 – Children under 16yrs are free.
5. St Paul’s Cathedral – St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD – Admission: Adults; £14.50-£16.00; Children 6-17yrs; £6.00-£7.00.
6. Tower of London – London, EC3N 4AB – Admission: Adults; £19.50-£16.95; Children 6-17yrs; £9.75-£8.45.
7. Tower Bridge Exhibition – Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2UP – Admission: Adults; £8.00; Children 5-15yrs; £3.40.
8. The London Zoo – Regent’s Park, Outer Circle, London NW1 4R – Admission: Adults; £24.00-£27.00; Children 3+yrs; £17.50-£20.50.
This is of course not an exhausted list of London attractions, however these happy few have been name among the top of the list, plus, a few of them are free.
The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, have also predicted that The Globe Theatre, visitor count will rise this year, due to the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. Which this year happens to be 450th year of this birth.
Here’s a great tip and money saver if your are planning to visit some of the above London Tourist Attractions. Get yourself a “London Pass”, it cost £20.00, and will get you into many attractions free, including several of the ones mentioned above. Including; Globe Theatre, Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Kews Gardens, Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, London Zoo and many other London attractions.
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