Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bold, Modern Art ... at Montmartre

About 300 artists hold licenses to work on the Place du Tertre in Montmartre. The waiting list to get a license is long. The artists' quarter at the plaza once attracted artists such as Renoir, van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Picasso. Today you can go there and see works such as this ...

"Quais de Seine" - Acrylique sur toile, 2010

by NICOlas POULET
7, rue gaston Auguet 75018 PARIS  |  tel: 00 33 (0)6 60 67 45 99
nicopoulet@aol.com

You'll find many styles of artwork if you visit the Montmartre artists' quarter. You can even have your portrait done on the spot!
If art isn't your thing, you can always get fresh macarons! I recommend this place for cookies and macarons:
This is where we had lunch ...
 Here's a look at the menu ...
The food is so-so. So is the atmosphere. But my Nicoise salad was good.

3 comments:

Elaine Biss Designs said...

Ohhhhh Love, LOVE this!!!! Thanks for sharing!

MEG MITCHELL said...

Montmartre is a fun day trip. The art you showed was lovely. Sorry the lunch was a little disappointing but that happens once in a while, even in Paris. Hard to mess up a Nicoise salad ... always good.
Meg

The Clever Pup said...

Have you watched Paris Je T'aime yet?

The last installment makes me cry.

From the BBC series on Paris, Blood and Chocolate (Part 2 of 3). Enjoy!

Streets of Paris - I shot this the day I left Paris, on a rainy September morning.

Small group Paris tours for women