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Discover Peintres Femmes at the Musée du Luxembourg

Museums officially reopen their doors on May 19th. The opportunity to fill up on exhibitions in the area of the Hôtel Apollinaire. Starting with Peintres Femmes - Naissance d'un combat (1780-1830), at the Musée du Luxembourg. A chance to dive into the work of committed women artists who have left their mark on the history of art.


Are you in need of cultural activities after these long months of confinement? Treat yourself to a stroll, placed under the sign of art, in Paris, by discovering the exhibition Peintres Femmes - Naissance d'un combat (1780-1830). To do this, head for the Musée du Luxembourg.


To reach the museum from the Hôtel Apollinaire, nothing could be easier. And for good reason, it is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, near the Palais and the Jardin du Luxembourg. So you can get there on foot in only 20 minutes.


Your stroll will take you through rue Raspail and rue Vaugirard, among others. In other words, the monument, property of the Senate, benefits from an exceptional environment to fully enjoy all the charms of the capital.


Les Femmes Peintres 1780-1830: a unique exhibition

To celebrate a return to an (almost) normal life, the museum honors women artists. But not just any women. Those who, in the wake of the Revolution, have made their talent known while generating major changes in the art of the nineteenth century. With them appeared the right to training, professionalization, but also a public existence and a place on the art market.


Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, the pastelist Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Rosalie Filleul de Besnes, Marguerite Gérard or Marie-Guillemine Benoist contributed to these major changes. Still lifes, genre scenes, portraits... more than 70 works are exhibited. Over the course of the paintings, the evolution of the 19th century society is shown, shaken by multiple changes.


After your artistic escapade, don't hesitate to take advantage of the reopening of the stores. This is the time to shop at attractive prices. Finally, after your busy stroll, take a seat on the terraces in the Apollinaire district. Le Select, la Rotonde or le Liberté... It's up to you to choose your favorite spot.

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