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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