Program 644: Underappreciated Paris Museums; Many Lives of the Louvre; Cote D'Azur
Release Date: 07-10-2021
Get ideas for visiting some of Paris' unique, under-appreciated small museums, as well as tips for tackling its massive grande dame, the Louvre — and an author's insights into the former palace's remarkable history. And French tour guides tell us what they love best about the cities along the Mediterranean's sparkling Cote d'Azur.
- Emma Jacobs, author of "The Little(r) Museums of Paris" (Running Press)
- James Gardner, author of "The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World's Most Famous Museum" (Grove - Atlantic Monthly Press)
- Véronique Savoye, tour guide from Paris
- Nina Seffusatti, tour guide from Provence
- Emma Jacobs is the author and illustrator of "The Little(r) Museums of Paris."
- The Paris Museum Pass offers discounts for multiple venues.
- James Gardner is the author of "The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World's Most Famous Museum."
- The Louvre has recently made its entire collection available to view virtually on its website.
- The Rick Steves online guide to the French Riviera, or "Cote d'Azur."
- In addition to tour guiding, Véronique Savoye offers online French lessons.
- Nina Seffusatti offers tours in the Provence and Occitaine regions of southern France.
Gothic sits on Romanesque
Like a wedding cake.
— Jon Allen, Tacoma, Washington
Sancerre on a hill
Sauvignon blanc at its best
We need to return.
— Carl Carlson, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
When Washington met Lafayette
The link 'tween our countries was set.
Together we fought
And freedom we got
And so let us never forget.
— Bill Gregory, Portland, Oregon
More with Emma Jacobs - Rick talks with Emma Jacobs, author of "The Little(r) Museums of Paris," about the medieval tapestry series "The Lady and the Unicorn," on display at the Musée de Cluny in Paris. (runs 1:09)
More with James Gardner - Rick talks further with James Gardner, author of "The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World's Most Famous Museum" about items on display at the Louvre that may have a controversy surrounding how they were procured. (runs 2:09)