Frommer's France 2008 by Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince

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They rise in the spring and fall, peaking in the summer, when tickets cost the most. In even-numbered years, don’t come to Paris during the first 2 weeks of October without a confirmed hotel room. The weather’s fine, but the city is jammed for the auto show. WEATHER France’s weather varies from region to region and even from town to town. Despite its latitude, Paris never gets very cold—snow is rare. The hands-down winner for wetness is Brittany. Brest (known for the mold—probably caused by the constant damp—that adds flavor to its bleu cheeses) receives a staggering amount of rain between October and December.

Paris’s northern suburb of St-Denis. FRANCE CALENDAR OF EVENTS 37 Tips Getting Tickets Global Tickets can order tickets to many of the musical and theatrical events at the Avignon festival as well as other cultural happenings throughout France. You’ll pay a hefty fee (as much as 20%) for the convenience. Contact Global at 234 W. com). Fête Chopin, Paris. Everything you’ve ever wanted to hear by the Polish exile, who lived most of his life in Paris. Piano recitals take place in the Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, 16e.

Painted in the Romantic style, his Liberty Leading the People (1830), in the Louvre, reveals experimentation in color and brush stroke. • The Barbizon School. This group of landscape painters, founded in the 1830s by Théodore Rousseau (1812–67), painted from nature at Barbizon, where the Musée Ganne is devoted to Rousseau’s works. The paintings of Jean-François Millet (1814–75), who depicted classical scenes and peasants, hang in his studio nearby and in Paris’s Musée d’Orsay. You’ll find works by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796–1875), a sort of idealistic proto-Impressionist, in the Louvre.

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