1. Versailles in its glory
Prepare for a total immersion into the era of the Sun King through 16 chronological stories illustrated by digital paintings. Choose between "Science at Versailles," "Fashion at Versailles" or "Marie-Antoinette: Mother and Queen" to see Versailles in its glory days. And if you're seeking a bit of fresh air, slip out from the exhibitions into the celebrated gardes, captured thanks to Google Maps. Take the chance to explore this amazing palace, just outside of Paris!
2. Underground journey in the Lascaux Caves
While comfy and cozy at home, you can still plunge to the depths of the Lascaux Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled deep below the Dordogne Valley. The caves, discovered in 1940, have become an important element in the study of prehistoric art. While it's incredible to see while in Dordogne in person, the digital archeological site is an incredible timeline to understand the history of this treasure.
3. Night at the Musée d’Orsay
Come along and explore this fantastic Parisian landmark, originally created for the 1900 Exposition Universelle. Google Arts & Culture has created a exhibition entitled "From Station to the Renovated Musée d’Orsay," featuring many digital paintings from Van Gogh to Cézanne. Discover the works by artistic movement (Impressionism, Postimpressionism, etc.) along a timeline and click on the ones you'd like to learn more about! Get some inspiration for your next visit to the museum.
4. Impressionist Planet in Normandy
Immediate takeoff for the Impressionist Galaxy! Get your head in the clouds for the Musées des Impressionnismes in Giverny, and explore this exhibition featuring works from over 70 artists of the Impressionist movement. If every canvas creates its own planet, these works together combine to form a solar system detailing the movements that are linked to Impressionism, from "Italian Light" to "Netherlands and Belgium" or "Spanish Revival." Jet off with us to Normandy!
5. Fashion and lace in Northern France
The capital of French lace, the city of Calais in Northern France cordially invites you to explore its artisinan savoir-faire in its online exhibitions. La Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode de Calais (Museum of Fashion and Lace of Calais) is yours to discover on Google Arts and Culture over four stories. To discover the cultural heritage of the city, begin with the story "Lace, a European fabric art" then head over to the Balenciaga portion "The Lace Magician." Take in the wonder of the dresses, masters and fabrics on display in the museum and soak up the secrets of this classic French product.