Category: Trips

Trip to Musée de l’Orangerie

You may not realise this but we have a lot to thank Claude Monet for. There’s all that great art, of course, but he also helped to transform the former orangerie greenhouse — which had been used as a storage space and even as… Continue Reading “Trip to Musée de l’Orangerie”

Trip to Pompidou Centre – France’s MoMa

It’s Europe’s largest and busiest museum of modern art with more than seven million visitors a year since it opened in 1977 – though probably not during the pandemic. Centre Pompidou is the place to see the works of David Hockney, Picasso, Klee, Philippe Starck,… Continue Reading “Trip to Pompidou Centre – France’s MoMa”

Trip to Fondation Cartier

For the next few weeks I’m going to be covering – in no particular order – the places I visited on my most recent trip to London and Paris. The Fondation Cartier was created in 1984 by the Cartier SA firm as a centre… Continue Reading “Trip to Fondation Cartier”

Trip to Castagniers

I’m picking up my series of posts about Villages Perchés (perched villages) because there are still so many I’ve yet to cover. Today’s village of Castagniers another regular summer ride and one of those villages grouped together by the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur tourist… Continue Reading “Trip to Castagniers”

Trip to Aspremont

I’m picking up my series of posts about Villages Perchés (perched villages) because there are still so many I’ve yet to cover. Today’s village of Aspremont is another regular summer ride and one of those villages grouped together by the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur… Continue Reading “Trip to Aspremont”

One from the vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta

This week I’m revisiting this Vuelta post from 2017, all will become clear why next week………. Unusually, this year’s edition of the Vuelta a Espana kicked off in Nimes. It’s only three hours down the motorway from us and it’s a place we’ve only ever driven… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from the Vuelta”

Trip to Isola

Before I cover our trip to Spain in June, I’m going to post about our recent weekend away in the mountains. My beloved is scheduled to go on another trip with his cycle club but he was concerned he hadn’t done enough training. Consequently… Continue Reading “Trip to Isola”

Postcard from New York: Part II

I’d previously visited the Whitney at its former location but it was finally time to visit its latest one. As the pre-eminent institution devoted to art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of 20th century and contemporary… Continue Reading “Postcard from New York: Part II”

Postcard from New York: Part I

A friend of ours has successfully dabbled in paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat so when we saw there was a new exhibition, Jean-Michael Basquiat: King Pleasure©, assembled by his family which reveals the creative evolution of the artist, we booked tickets. The popular mythology surrounding Basquiat’s… Continue Reading “Postcard from New York: Part I”

Trip to Château et Villa La Coste

Before I get started on our most recent trip to US, to try and help my beloved keep his agenda clearer post-semi-retirement, I’ve been organising trips out on Thursdays. Here’s a place we visited back in April on a rather overcast day. Paddy McKillen,… Continue Reading “Trip to Château et Villa La Coste”