Seine Musicale

In 1997 the manufacturer Renault announced the end of its car production on the  Seine island, Ile Seguin, in the western district of Paris called Boulogne Billancourt. Local city councils then decided to launch a town redevelopment plan of the old manufacturing site and were joined in this by Renault itself. © Shigeru Ban Architects …

La Roche-Guyon?

Two weeks ago, a British visitor asked me to help her discover a place where the impressionists lived and had their great era at the end of the 19th century. Instead of going to one of classics like Auvers-sur-Oise, well known thanks to Van Gogh, I decided to take her to the village of La …

Paris…

Paris a magnificent city, the mythical capital of European culture and history, a concept in itself, attractive and daunting at the same time. It is never just one dimension. The Road Not Taken believes Paris is always a combination of two or more of the following elements: – The physical City itself with its monuments …

Pissarro in Eragny – Nature regained

“From 16th March to 9th July, the Musée du Luxembourg is presenting a monographic exhibition on a totally new subject that focuses on the last two decades of Camille Pissarro’s artistic career. Alongside family archives, around one hundred paintings, drawings and engravings –  little known and yet spectacular – produced in Éragny-sur-Epte between 1884 and …

What can we do for you?

The Road Not Taken organises guided visits of Paris for individuals, families, groups and professionals. We will help you select a visit and fine-tune it to your specific wishes and needs. These visits can be for example: – A two hour visit of the highlights of a museum – A half a day exploration of …

Art Gallery visits in the Marais district with aspiring art collectors

For a recent assignement I had the pleasure to introduce to a Belgian couple and their young son to art galeries in Paris. Their request was simple, namely to see contemporary art in a selection of art galleries knowing they were thinking of starting an art collection (but they had not specific wishes). They had …