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Introducing: Chronicles of Old Paris

It’s a new year and here at Museyon, we’ve got lots of news to be excited about. First off, our newest title, Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light by John Baxter. The third title in our “Chronicles” series of historical guidebooks, this book reveals the dramatic 2,000-year history of one of the world’s most beautiful cities–from ... Read More »

French Cuisine, Classic and Extreme

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The French are known for their delectable cuisine along with the passion and creativity their talented chefs display in every morsel of their food, and Allard is no exception. However before the Allard opened it doors, the city’s restaurants had to endure the siege of Paris by the Prussians in 1870 and the unavailability of meat. It was at this ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Shakespeare and Company

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What started as a personal collection of books by an ambitious and adventurous American evolved into one of the most famous bookstores in the world. George Whitman, originally from Salem, Massachusetts, fell in love with the city of Paris after his time traveling Europe and decided, with some necessary persuasion from his friend, to open his own little store in ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Giverny

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With his eyes glued to the scenery fleeting before him on a French train in the northern countryside of France, Claude Monet caught sight of the village of Giverny, and made up his mind to live there. The train’s windowpane serving as a temporary picture frame, foreshadowing the type of signature paintings Monet would create for years to come; Giverny ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Fluxus Weekend

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Frustrated with the art they called “imitation, mathematical, and illusionistic art,” a group of international artists in the early 1960s screamed for a transformation of the world through “living art, anti art, and non-art reality.” These artists, with their full-stage performances, experimental poetry and mail art, took the name Fluxus. The group included such artists as Fluxus founder George Maciunas, ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The National Arts Club

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A private club opened in 1898, the National Arts Club was founded by Charles De Kay, a literary and art critic, with the intent “to stimulate, foster and promote public interest in the arts and educate the American people in the fine arts,” a mission which the club still endorses. Looking for a permanent residence for creative individuals to gather, ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Springs Preserve

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To many adventure-seeking individuals, Las Vegas is an oasis of noisy slot machines, bright cocktail lounges and swanky piano bars. But long before Bugsy Siegel and the Golden Nugget, the place now called Las Vegas was an oasis—a grassy meadow surrounded by an inhospitable desert. It was home to the indigenous Paiute tribe who depended on the meadow and its ... Read More »

Announcing Chronicles of Old Las Vegas!

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Here at Museyon Guides, we’re thrilled to announce the latest addition to our Chronicles series of historical guidebooks: Chronicles of Old Las Vegas: Exposing Sin City’s High Stakes History by James Roman. (Click here to see sample spreads.)   Discover one of America’s most fascinating cities on a tour through the glamorous and sometimes sordid history of Las Vegas. Find ... Read More »

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