Ancient Egyptian treasures at the Louvre

After the party and dinner in the Napoleon III apartments at the Louvre, let’s move on to another department, another continent and another time period! My final stop in this fabulous museum was inspired by Ava, a loyal reader of Ritournelle. Originally from California, Ava grew up in Paris and insisted that her parents take…

A visit to the Louvre and its Napoleon III apartments

During my last days in France, I decided to pay a visit to the Louvre. My parents used to drag me there on weekends in my early childhood but I hadn’t gone back since. What a shame, I know. The Louvre is one of the world’s most famous museums but its history is not so…

Shopping for Egon Schiele paintings and Chanel jewelry at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris

In my post on Christian Dior, I asked you which designer’s or artist’s home you dream of visiting. If I had to answer myself, I would say Yves Saint Laurent’s apartment in Paris. In February 2009, I had the chance to see the works of art that belonged to him on show at the Grand…