The Tudors at Luxembourg museum

The Tudors at Luxembourg museum

Have you watched "Elizabeth I, The golden age" movie by Cate Blanchett?
Personally, this is one of my favorites. Every time i watch it, i feel charmed by the plot, the characters, the costumes and the whole Golden era of England history.
After 5 centuries, The Tudors are visiting Paris for the 1st time. Luxembourg Museum invites us to discover the true face of the Tudors, from  March 18 to July 19, 2015. If we already know their portraits made by literature and television, the Luxembourg Museum offers us a more realistic picture of England in the early Renaissance.

The Musée du Luxembourg highlights the Tudors, who ruled England between 1485 and 1603, and in particular the fate of the 5 most emblematic monarchs of this dynasty, namely Henry VII (the founder of the dynasty) Henry VIII, Edward VI (the child king), Mary I, Elizabeth I (the Virgin Queen). This dynasty who ruled England from 1485 to 1603, orchestrated the transformation of the kingdom of England in a powerful state of the Renaissance.

The exhibition decrypts the celebrity of the Tudors through nearly 150 works: paintings, sculptures, prints, manuscripts, jewelry, personal items.

The exhibition will also return on diplomatic relations maintained by France and England throughout the sixteenth century. Often tense between open conflict and seeking alliances, these links are causing incessant artistic exchanges. The rivalry of Henry VIII and Francis I, their meeting at Camp D'Or Sheet, the unfinished project of marriage between Elizabeth and one or other of Catherine de Medici son are all remarkable episodes the history of our two peoples.

Guests staying at one of Les Grands Hotels Parisiens have a great opportunity to discover the English Renaissance, practices and characteristics of British art, together with the major events that have marked the history of this dynasty.

Luxembourg Museum

Address: 19 street Vaugirard, 75006 Paris

Rates: €12