T+L Reports: In Paris, Two Classics Born Anew
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T+L Reports: In Paris, Two Classics Born Anew

As if springtime weren't reason enough to visit the City of
Light, two Parisian institutions will open again, after
extensive renovations. On April 27, the venerable
Odéon Théâtre de l'Europe (www.theatre-odeon.fr)—established in 1782 by Marie
Antoinette—premieres director Georges Lavaudant's
Shakespeare-inspired A Dream (through May 27) in its
expertly restored performance house. And on May 2, the
Musée de l'Orangerie (www.musee-orangerie.fr)
unveils a fresh look, with its 19th- and 20th-century works
relocated underground, and Claude Monet's famed
Nymphéas displayed as the artist intended them to
be: lit by sunlight, in large oval galleries that recall
the shape of the garden ponds on his Giverny
estate.

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