An Open Experience of France
If you want to add to your home a feeling of travel and departure from what you're accustomed to in your daily routine, you may find this souvenir from France quite charming and all too appropriate. It may also serve as a fine reminder of your travels in Europe thanks to its postcard theme.
You can also find wonderful representations of Paris in particular which in many ways is representative of the entire country. Just about everything on this magnet expresses travel, right down to the vibrant background color and the detailed depiction of the Eiffel Tower and writing which reminds one of postage, travel and of things yet to be experienced.
Old Paris is All about Montmartre
This travel souvenir includes the word Montmartre which refers to one of Paris most famous neighborhoods as many artists lived here. Just to name a few, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Goh and Salvador Dali. It all started in the Nineteenth century when Camille Pisarro and Johan Jongkind, moved to this area. By the end of the century it was transformed into the art neighborhood of Paris. There, you could come across rich and poor, French and foreign, successful and emerging painters and writers. Their art and life styles varied, some preferred to work in isolation, others as Pablo Picasso sought the company of their friends.
Many stories and anecdotes have been written about this eclectic group of artists who shared their views on art and their every day life by the start of World War I. The truth is that much of the art and literature of the beginning of the Twentieth century, which is a landmark and inspiration to the art of nowadays. was produced in this neighborhood.
Today, the buildings and sites remain from those times. For this reason, Montmartre has been the set of many popular films of the last decade including Edith Piaf, Amelie and Moulin Rouge.