Palais des Beaux Arts



It was Napoleon who ordered art treasures to be stripped from the walls of palaces and private galleries throughout his European empire and brought to Lille, where they are now displayed in the Palais des Beaux Arts, which is considered France’s second art museum after the Louvre. The museum houses paintings by Goya, Rubens, Picasso, Lautrec, Monet, and other famous artists. I don’t know what Napoleon would have made of these helium balloons, but I loved them.


2 Responses to Palais des Beaux Arts

  1. Elisabeth says:

    Lord. I have not been inside this museum in years, but it is definitely well worth visiting! The helium balloons are great. There is a room with helium balloons/cllouds at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

  2. freckled-one says:

    Another must see to add to my very long list. The balloons are so uplifting. =o)

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