When dreams come true - my paintings exhibited at the Louvre in Paris
2 of my pictures could be viewed from May 24th to 26th, 2019 during Art Shopping in the Carrousel du Louvre and I almost burst with joy when I arrived at the world-famous glass pyramid and was waved through with my exhibitor pass.
Every artist dreams of seeing their own works hanging in the Louvre. Almost under one roof with the Mona Lisa and countless art treasures from all over the world.
Several thousand people interested in art visited the Art Shopping during the 3 days. My pictures were taken care of by the Kitzbühel gallery owner Rudi Pigneter. So I was able to use the exhibition days for a bit of sightseeing and explore the city of love with my boyfriend.
By the way, we traveled there completely CO2 neutral with our new electric car and the drive was really very relaxed, albeit a long one. On the way to Paris we stopped in Strasbourg. A very nice city! After a short tour of discovery past beautiful half-timbered houses, the famous cathedral and nibbling on delicious crepes, we continued the next day with the second leg of the journey.
Arrived in Paris we had to recover briefly from the urban traffic chaos, in the evening the vernissage in the Louvre awaited us. As I said before, I was bursting with joy... The Louvre, world famous and beautifully impressive. A big highlight!
The next day we went for a very long walk through Paris. Since the subway is unfortunately not barrier-free, we didn't have much choice but to explore the city on 2 legs and 4 wheels. But that turned out to be not so easy, since half of the city center was closed off that day. Police everywhere with guns, barriers and sirens. Not a good feeling at first. But it turns out there was some celebration going on at the Place de la Concorde. With many complicated detours, we still managed to see the Eiffel Tower - albeit from a distance, stroll down the Champs Elysees, visit Notre Dame and get a good impression of this beautiful city.
My impression of Paris: very nice and helpful people, beautiful buildings, unique charm, good food - but expensive, unfortunately only moderately barrier-free.
On Sunday we left at 3 a.m. for home to avoid the traffic. So we even experienced the Parisian nightlife ;-)
After 13 hours of driving, we arrived safe and happy at home and were eagerly awaited by our two furry friends.
Hotel tip in Paris:
Novotel Paris Les Halles
Wheelchair-accessible, large room with a great bathroom (wheelchair-accessible washbasin, grab rails, walk-in & large shower)
Minus point: deep carpet which made wheelchair driving very difficult