Hong Kong Madame - English

Travel to Paris without leaving your HK home

March 30th 2020

by Aude Camus
Between the travel restrictions, the confinement orders effective in many countries and the appeals to limit social gatherings and avoid public places in many others, most of the world’s wonders now seems out of reach. But are they really? Not if you have a bit of imagination and if you don’t mind a virtual tour. Let’s take a trip to Paris together, I’m sure you’ll love it!  
Wander the gardens of Versailles in the balmy spring weather

Travel to Paris without leaving your HK home
It usually takes a 30-min car ride or 45-min train ride to go to Versailles if you are staying in Paris. But it only takes 30 sec to land in the world’s largest royal domain Court of Honor if you are in HK and have a good wifi connection. A great opportunity to visit the world’s most famous castle and its endless gardens while avoiding the queues. And for free!
You’ll unfortunately have to pass on treating yourself to a gastronomic break at Ore, Alain Ducasse’s restaurant inside the castle, but you’ll still be able to explore the beauty of Versailles’ gardens with stops at the Orangery, the Dragon Fountain, the Neptune Fountain, the Apollo Fountain or the outside ballroom among others. Oh and make sure to go all the way to Marie Antoinette’s Estate and pay a visit to the Grand Trianon, you’ll love its pastoral vibes.
You can also enjoy a virtual tour of the famous Hall of Mirrors or opt for an up close examination of the palace décor by examining the artifacts in 3D.
Visit the Egyptian Antiquities department at the Louvre

Travel to Paris without leaving your HK home
Did you know that the Louvre houses one of the world’s largest collection of Egyptian antiquities after the Egyptian museum of Cairo? It would be a shame not to visit at least once in your life, right? Grab a coffee, put on your nicest “I’m comfy because I’m staying at home” outfit and get ready to discover vestiges from civilizations that developed in the Nile Valley from the late prehistoric era to the Christian period including the famous Seated Scribe.
Enjoy intimate close-up with Musée d’Orsay’s most famous paintings 

Credit: Sophie Crepy
Credit: Sophie Crepy
Built as a railway station for the Universal Exhibition of 1900, the Musée d’Orsay is quite a unique museum and worth visiting for its architecture itself. But while it’s currently not possible, you can still enjoy intimate views of the museum’s unique collection of paintings from period 1848 to 1914 including more than 80 art pieces from Monet, the famous Self-Portrait by Van Gogh and an impressive collection of Impressionist artworks.
Spend a night at the Opera

Travel to Paris without leaving your HK home
Some of Paris Opera’s most beautiful shows are now available online free of charge and other will soon be available. But hurry up, those are only available for a limited period! So, who’s in for a night at the Opera?
Already available:
Until August 5: Gisele
From March 30 until April 5: Swan Lake (Ballet)
From April 6 until April 12: The Barber of Seville (Opera)
From April 20 until April 26: The Tales of Hoffmann (Opera)
From April 27 until May 3: Carmen (Opera)
And to make your experience even more real, enjoy a pre or post show virtual tour of the Opera.



New comment: