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Program 644: Underappreciated Paris Museums; Many Lives of the Louvre; Cote D'Azur

Release Date: 07-10-2021

Description

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.

Guests

  • 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

Additional Info

Haiku Awards

France Haiku

Bayeux Cathedral:
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

Program Extras

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)