Sunday, February 14, 2016

Saturday 13 February - Musee Jacquemart Andre and Faux British

We went to the Batignolles Organic Market and brought back a gougere
The house is filled with art treasures.
It was raining this morning and we decided to visit the Musee Jacquemart-Andre on the Boulevard Hausseman.  The building contains a tremendous amount of art works that were collected over their travels. He was a banker with an obscene amount of money.
This main reception room could be enlarged as the big screens either side of the doorway could be lowered into the basement.  Other screens could be removed to make a space suitable for 1,000 guests. 
There was a break in the rain and we took the opportunity to see the gardens of the Palais Royal in good warm sunshine.  The daffodils were good and the magnolia trees were blooming.

Lunch was at Le Grand Colbert and then we returned to the apartment to watch Ireland being beaten by France in the Six Nations Rugby Tournament.

This evening we went to see a performance of Les Faux British, this time at the St. Georges Theatre. Mary and I had seen it before at the Theatre Tristan Bernard but felt that, knowing the plot we might be able to understand a little more of the dialogue.  It was a slapstick farce and Pat enjoyed it as well. The theatre is right next to the St-Georges metro station and the auditorium is one floor up, leaving plenty of circulating space at the bar.  It was sold out to a very appreciative audience.

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