March 07, 2006

Heading off to Paris!

It's time for our Spring trip to Paris! This trip will be especially fun because we have been blessed by a friend with a sweet little apartment on the Boulevard Saint Germain and we can pretend to be Parisiens as we shop for baguettes, fromage and vin rouge!

Next Monday, we will take a train to Maastricht, Holland, to visit The European Fine Art Fair, or TEFAF, considered to be the greatest art and antiques fair in the world. Maastricht is also historically very important as the oldest city in the Netherlands, the first Dutch city liberated by the Allies in 1944, and more recently, the site of the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 that created the Euro.

After TEFAF is the opening of "Art Paris", a brand new art fair in the newly restored Grand Palais. It should be a great opening and of course, I will post a report.

Finally, on the 21st is the opening of the Salon du Dessin, a first class drawings fair held in the elegant Palais de la Bourse, the former Paris Stock Exchange which is now a totally up-to-date meeting and exhibition facility. It is a perfect setting for the beautiful drawings shown here by prestigeous galleries.

So, you can see we have a full agenda and I am very much looking forward to Springtime in Paris! Naturally, I will do some shopping for prints and other goodies which you will be able to view on my website:

I hope you'll check the blog for my travel reports and of course the website to see what new treasures I've found! A bientôt!

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