Watch the latest installment of Paris Muse educators exploring the rich histories of Paris on French television.
Why is the Mona Lisa So Famous?
Paris Muse Director Inge Laino talks about the Louvre’s most famous painting. Featured on France 24 in March 2017.
How Napoleon and the French Revolution Created a Museum
The French Revolution may have first turned a medieval castle into the Louvre museum, but Napoleon I shaped much of what it is today. Dr. Melissa Anderson gives a preview of our new tour, the “History of the Louvre.” Featured on France 24 in February 2017.
Where Are the Women Artists?
Lauren Jimerson, Paris Muse educator and Fulbright scholar, tells us where to find art by women artists in Paris, given how underrepresented they are in museum collections. Featured on France 24 in December 2016.
Art and Forests in France
Kelly Presutti, Orsay educator and 19th-century specialist, reveals how French painters helped to preserve the forest of Fontainebleau near Paris.
The Marais: From Marsh to Magnificence
Melissa Anderson, co-creator of our “The Marais: From Marsh to Magnificence” tour, explores one of the city’s oldest and best-preserved neighborhoods. Featured on France 24 in August 2016.
Paris and the French Revolution
Paris Muse educator Vanessa Lambert, co-creator of our “French Revolution: A Murder Mystery Tour” discusses what the city was like during this pivotal moment in history. Featured on France 24 in July 2016.
A Brief History of Paris “Bouquinistes”
Paris Muse educator Alexandra Courtois explores the fascinating history of the “bouquinistes” booksellers along the banks of the Seine. Featured on France 24 in June 2016.
Secrets of the Musée d’Orsay
Paris Muse director Inge Laino shares some insider knowledge of the Musée d’Orsay. Featured on France 24 in May 2016.
An Insider’s Guide to Montmartre
Paris Muse educator Guillaume Fabre Luce on the history of his own Paris neighborhood, Montmartre, home to the Sacré-Coeur basilica. Featured on France 24 in March 2016.
Paris and Its World’s Fairs
Paris Muse educator and editorial associate Melissa Anderson shares how the World’s Fairs changed the landscape of Paris. Featured on France 24 in March 2016.
All About the Eiffel Tower
Paris Muse Director Inge Laino discusses the history of the world’s most famous monument. Featured on France 24 in January 2016.
Picasso Fever Takes Over the Art World
Educational Coordinator Sarah Bachelier discusses where to see Picasso in Paris, including on our new tour of the renovated Musée Picasso. Featured on France 24 in December 2015.
Discover the Bridges of Paris
Vanessa Lambert shares some little known facts about the famous bridges of Paris. Featured on France 24 in December 2015.
The Race to Save Louvre Art During WWII
Pars Muse Director Inge Laino tells the fascinating story of what happened to the Louvre’s art treasures during WWII. Featured on France 24 in October 2015.
Fireworks and Flags: France and its Historic Bastille Day
Paris Muse docent and historian Dr. Stephanie Nadalo shares the story and iconic imagery of the Fête Nationale, Bastille Day. Featured on France 24 in July 2015.
Inside Paris: The Secrets of Parisian ‘Passages’
Architectural historian and Paris Muse docent Mary Johnson on the secret passages of Paris. Featured on France 24 in June 2015.
Paris Cityscape: From Wonderful Wallace Fountains to Art Nouveau Metros
Paris Muse director Inge Laino featured on France 24 in May 2015.
Glass Pyramids: The Art and Origins of the Entry to the Louvre
Paris Muse educator and archeologist Dr. Laura Osorio discusses I.M. Pei’s glass pyramid design for the entrance to the Musée du Louvre. Featured on France 24 in May 2015.
Secrets of Paris: Notre Dame Showcases the ‘Crown of Thorns’ Relic
Watch our director Inge Laino share her insights into the history of Notre Dame. This is the first segment in a series featuring Paris Muse educators revealing little-known facts about the city they live in and love. Featured on France 24 in April 2015.