- Pre Tour Notes
- European 4G network card (picked up at Paris Airport)
[Orange S.A] is the largest mobile operator in France, so that the signal can cover all Europe. It can enjoy 14 days of fast Internet service in 30 countries or regions, which is very suitable for tourists want to travel across Europe.
- Eurail pass(from Paris Airport)
In some areas, it is very expensive to buy train tickets alone, such as the UK, northern Europe and other places. If you want to change cities or even cross-border frequently, you may as well study the Eurail ticket of one or more countries, and travel at will on any days.
- The Museum Tour Begins!
- Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam)
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a famous city of literature and art in Europe, and this Van Gogh Museum has countless art lovers who come to visit from all over the world every year.
After Van Gogh’s death, Theo，Van Gogh’s younger brother preserved most of his works well until the establishment of the Van Gogh Museum. Therefore, the timeline of the works is very complete. Even the novice artist can have a full and fresh understanding of Van Gogh’s life. Here you can visit 200 paintings, 500 sketches and a large number of letters, including Self-Portrait, The Potato Eaters, Irises, Wheatfield with Crows, etc.
As one of the most popular attractions in Amsterdam, the admission of the Van Gogh Museum is limited every day, and you must remember to book tickets in advance to lock in the quota.
- Musée d’Orsay(Paris)
If you like Impressionism, you must go to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. With the Louvre and Georges-Pompidou as the three major museums in Paris, it is famous for its collection of a large number of Impressionist paintings.
France, after all, is the base of impressionist small groups. There are a large number of works collected here, so that you can systematically understand the styles of impressionist families. The predecessor of the Orsay art museum is the railway station, but the structure of the original railway station is still intact. The tall ceiling dome and the big bell of the station can make you feel the solemnity of another era.
- Musée de L‘Orangerie(Paris)
In addition to the Musée d’Orsay, another thing Monet’s fans can’t miss in Paris is the Musée de L’Orangerie.
Although the size of the orange garden is not so large, it contains Monet’s huge painting Water Lily, which was donated by Monet to the French government in 1918. The painting is in a long strip, surrounded by visitors in a circle. The color strokes of the painting are clear and shocking.
Monet’s former residence is located in Giverny, not far from Paris. Monet’s garden is a place full of art and poetry, like a fairyland on earth. Take advantage of the time of the day, stroll here, explore Monet’s inspiration source, you can feel peace and quiet deeply.
If the museum is more frequent, consider buying a Paris Museum Pass, including 50 museums and memorials.
- Louvre (Paris)
Known for its rich collection of classical paintings and sculptures, the Louvre is one of the most precious buildings of the French Renaissance.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous masterpiece Mona Lisa is placed in the wall of a hall in the middle of the second floor of the Louvre. In front of the painting, there are always people and mountains. Even many tourists come to the Louvre just to have a look at Mona Lisa. The other two Da Vinci masterpieces in the Louvre are The Belle Ferronniere and Virgin of the Rocks.
However, the paintings and sculptures of a large number of famous artists in the Louvre are also wonderful. Don’t miss to enjoy the three most famous treasures of the temple: Venus, the winged victory of Samothrace and Mona Lisa. You can enjoy these great works of art and enjoy the artistic atmosphere of this palace level treasure house.
- Musée Picasso(Paris)
Founded between 1656 and 1659, the Musée Picasso in Paris was once used as a library, a middle school, a handicraft school, and a Paris Institute of art. It was not until October 1st, 1985 that the Musée Picasso was officially opened to the public.
There are 203 Picasso paintings, 158 sculptures, 88 ceramics, 1500 sketches and 1600 prints in the museum, as well as Picasso’s original and other collections. Here you can have a more complete understanding of Picasso’s art world.
In the audiovisual room of the Picasso Museum in Paris, there will be films about Picasso’s life story and you can also go to the rooftop cafe on the second floor of the museum to enjoy a delicious rest.
- The Vatican Museum（Vatican）
The Vatican is the smallest country in the world, but the status of the museum is well-known. It is one of the greatest museums in the world.
Sistine Chapel is the most important part of the Vatican Museum, and its artistic status is very high. Here are Michelangelo’s large dome painting Genesis and mural the Last Judgment. In addition, there are many side murals of top Renaissance masters, which are invaluable art treasures.
The Vatican Pinacoteca is a relatively new one in the Vatican Museum, with a large collection of works by Giovanni, Caravaggio, Raphael, and Leonardo. Among them, the most famous are Raphael’s The Christ Visions, Leonardo’s Saint Jerome, etc.