The Tudor Society

Anyone want to meet up in Paris in March 2015?

elizabethditchleyTim and I (plus our three children) are going to Paris for a long weekend just before Easter to go to the Real Tudors Exhibition which is part of a larger exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg from 18th March to 19 July 2015 - see for more information.

We arrive in Paris late on Saturday 28th March and leave the evening of Tuesday 31st March, and are thinking of visiting the exhibition on Sunday 29th. Is anyone interested in meeting up and attending the exhibition together?

Either leave a comment below or email me at [email protected] and we can arrange something.

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  1. J

    Wow thanks! An all expense paid trip!! You guys are so nice…

    1. C - Post Author

      Ha! If I suddenly came into a lot of money then I’d treat you all!

  2. J

    I wish I were able to join you. I’ve been to the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens several times on trips to Paris, but we’ve never been to the Museum, and I’d certainly like to see the Tudor exhibit (plus meet the Ridgeway family of course!). Unfortunately, I don’t think I can get there from Minnesota in March. It’s a great idea though!

  3. D

    Waiting for the winning ticket!! 🙂 won last week but £25 won’t get me far will it.

  4. B

    If I win the lottery here in WV, I’ll definitely be there! However, since that’s probably not going to happen, I hope you all enjoy yourselves and give us all the details! 🙂

  5. B

    Claire, my French is very rusty. I can’t read the details of the exhibition. How do I translate to English?

    1. C - Post Author

      Hi Beth,
      Some of their website can be translated into English using the drop down menu at the top but I don’t think that page can be. Here is a rough translation from Google translate which gives you an idea.:

      “For the first time in France, an exhibition is devoted to the Tudors, the dynasty that ruled England between 1485 and 1603. It showcases the portraits that reveal their true face and their ability to build an image for their ambitions. Through these figures of power, the viewer discovers the English Renaissance and a turning point, especially famous in the history of England. The exhibition also offers the unique opportunity to discuss the exchange, blending art and diplomacy, which enriched the relations between France and England throughout the sixteenth century. It offers parallel to decrypt celebrity Tudors, particularly strong in France in the nineteenth century when painters and playwrights stage their unusual life, announcing the success of monarchs like Henry VIII or Elizabeth I meet on the screens in the twentieth century.”

      My French is a bit rusty at the moment too but I think the last sentence means something like “it offers the opportunity to decrypt the celebrity of the Tudors, who were particularly popular in France in the 19th century when painters and playwrights brought them to life, and the success of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I who were brought to life on screen in the 20th century.” or something like that!

      It’s on at the NPG at the moment and you can read about it at

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Anyone want to meet up in Paris in March 2015?